Thursday, February 21, 2008
Love at second bite!!
This is a recipe i saw a couple of days ago on Piggy's cooking journal and decided to make it just cos i have all the ingredients....!!
but unlike Piggy's, most of my mushrooms were of the dehydrated variety....dried wooden fungus (hei mu er), dried enoki mushrooms (first time trying them!! Not bad at all!!), dried shiitake, dried lily flower (kim zam?? 'golden needles' in hokkien)..
the rice tasted way too salty initially but after allowing it to rest for a while, the flavours mingled and it became a really lovely dish...lots of different textures...
my slightly modified recipe:
Love at second bite Mushroom rice
3.5 cups cooked pearl rice and 0.5 cups red rice (u can used all white, i just wanted to clear my pantry..)
40 g butter
1.5 tbs sugar
6 cloves garlic
350 g assorted mushrooms (wooden fungus, enoki, shiitake, dried lily flowers)
1 426g button mushroom
8 mushroom meat balls (optional; clearing freezer)
bunch coriander, chopped
1 cucumber, slice
1 chili padi, minced
5 tbs mirin
5 tbs light soy sauce
5 tbs hua diao (chinese rice wine)
1) Heat up butter in a wok. Put in chopped garlic when the butter is half melted. Stir-fry the garlic until fragrant.
2) Add in assorted mushrooms and sugar, saute until the mushrooms are fully coated with butter. Add in seasonings, cook until the gravy has thickened.
3) Stir in chopped coriander, turn off heat. Add in cooked rice, stir until combined with mushrooms.
4) Serve with sliced cucumber and chili.
All these clearing...cos one of my housmates is already here...she's really sweet and hasn't complain but i think I should still make more room....the next one arrives in a week...