I have tasted sticky rice at many pot luck gatherings and loved it but could not find a recipe for it until last month. My nephew from Seattle, Mark Kawabata, came for a visit with his fiancée and brought me a Lighthouse Cookbook from his church. I love these cookbooks since they are the congregation’s favourites.
STICKY SWEET RICE
2 c. glutinous sweet rice
1 c. long grain rice
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup Chinese sausage, diced
1 c. cooked ham, diced
5 to 7 dried shrimp, presoaked and diced fine
6 to 7 Chinese mushrooms, presoaked and diced
4 to 5 stalks green onion, thinley sliced
1 T. sesame oil
1 T. oil, soy sauce and oyster sauce
4 T. sugar (less if you like it not sweet)
Wash and cook rice as normal with the salt.
Fry Chinese sausage, ham, shrimp and mushrooms in hot oil for 4 minutes.
Add soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil and sugar.
Cook until sugar dissolves. Add green onions.
Add cooked ingredients to rice and mix well.
TIP: I use the rice cooker to cook the rice and then stir ingredients directly into the rice cooker.
LAZY FRIED RICE
4 c. long grain rice
1/4 c. canola oil
1 (16 oz.) pkg. frozen green peas
2 c. chopped green onions
6 eggs, scrambled, fried and sliced into sm. pieces
1/2 c. soy sauce
1/4 c. meat of your choice (ham, turkey, chicken), cut into cubes
Kamaboko (fish cake) for color (opt.)
Diced celery and grated carrots (my addition)
Cook rice as you normally would in your rice cooker but along with water, add the soy sauce and the oil.
While rice is cooking, mix the rest of the prepared ingredients in a large bowl.
Mix the cooked rice thoroughly with the other ingredients in the bowl.
When this is done, put everything in the rice cooker and set at warm for an additional 15 min.
Easy! That’s why they call it “lazy”.
1. Soften one 8 oz pkg of cream cheese by microwaving at 30 % power for 2
to 2 1/2 min.
One 3 oz. pkg of cream cheese will soften in 1 1/2 to 2 min.
2. A 4 1/2 oz carton of whipped topping will thaw in 1 min on defrost setting.
Whipped topping should be slightly firm in the center, but it will blend well when stirred.
DO NOT over thaw.
3. Refresh stale potato chips, crackers or other snacks of such type by putting a plateful in the microwave for 30-45 seconds.
Let stand for 1 minute to crisp. Cereals can also be crisped.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT:
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