Friday, May 09, 2008

Taro or Yam?

This is a one pot cooks it all meal that I always like... and I am happy that I've learnt the recipe from my mom on how to prepare this delish meal...

Ladies...I present you my very first attempt of cooking the fragrant yam rice...

I love the aroma when the rice was boiling in the pot... it's a very simple meal to prepare if you don't wish to have any side dishes...

Ingredients needed -
Yam (or Taro) diced
Chicken Thigh Meat sliced (for the benefit of our helper we used chicken, the original recipe uses pork)
Chinese mushrooms thinly sliced (clean and soaked - keep the water used to soak the mushrooms)
Dried prawns (clean and soaked - keep the water used to soak the dried prawns)
6 shallots (finely chopped)
4 cloves of garlic (finely chopped)
2 tbsp dark soy sauce

Methods of preparation -
1) Heat oil on wok and fry shallots and garlic for a while
2) Add the dried prawns in and fry for a minute
3) Add diced yam and chicken meat followed by mushrooms
4) when chicken is half cooked, add in washed rice
5) Fry for a minute and add 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
6) Cease fire and add all the mixture into rice cooker
7) Add the remaining 1tbsp dark soy sauce into the pot; stir a little
8) Add the water used to soak the mushrooms and dried prawns into the rice cooker
9) Add a little more water if required as per your usual method of cooking rice

Serve -
You may add a little chopped spring onions and red chilli if you wish.

Bon Appetit!~


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etceteramommy said...

Slurps. Thanks for sharing. :D

Here's wishing you a Happy Mommy's Day too....*wink*

Mom to Angels said...

Wow, so yummy, so sedap!

Happy Mother's Day!

J@n!ce said...

Delicious. Hubs n I like YAM too. But I duno if the kids will like it cos it may be too "choke" n dry for them to swallow. Anyway, will give it a try. Thanks for sharing :)

Mother to Aidan Monster said...

Happy belated Mother's Day to you, Pauline! Am thinking of getting a walker, preferably a wooden one for Aidan. Not so much of those round commercialized walker, but more of a wagon, where Aidan can learn to push it along as he learns to walk. It is similar to what I see Timothy using on your blog pictures. Any idea?