Yam Rice (Taro Rice 芋头饭)
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Delicious and flavorful one-pot yam rice with meat and mushrooms.
Recipe type: Rice Recipes
Cuisine: Chinese
Serves: 6 to 7
  • 3½ cups uncooked rice (measured with rice cooker cup) - washed a few times and drained
  • 300 gm yam - peeled and cubed
  • 280 g pork belly (see notes) - sliced thinly
  • 8 shallots - peeled and sliced thinly
  • 8 dried shiitake mushrooms (soaked till soften and sliced)
  • 40 g dried shrimps (xia mi) - soaked for 5 mins, drained and roughly chopped
  • 4 tbsp cooking oil
  • 600 ml water
Marinade for Pork
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp corn flour
  • 3 dashes of white pepper
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
Seasoning for Rice
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • ½ tsp salt (or to taste)
  • Spring onions - chopped
  • Fried shallots
  1. Cut pork belly into thin slices. Marinade it, set aside and prep your other ingredients.
  2. Get all your ingredients ready and place them near the stove. Heat up oil in a wok. Fry the shallots till fragrant. Keep a close watch so that they don't get burnt. Remove and set aside.
  3. With remaining oil, fry dried shrimps till fragrant. Then add pork and stir fry for about a minute followed by mushrooms and yam. Continue to stir fry.
  4. Add rice and seasonings. Lower heat to medium-low (so that rice do not get burnt and stick to the wok) and mix well. Turn off the heat.
  5. Pour the rice mixture into a rice cooker. Add water. Press the start button and get the rice cooking. Once done, wait for about 5 minutes. Stir gently to loosen the grains. Garnish with chopped spring onions and fried shallots.
Cooking Notes
1. If you're afraid of 'porky' smell from the pork belly, parboil it in boiling water before cutting.
2. If using roast pork, roast duck or Chinese sausages to replace the pork belly, skip the marinating part.
3. The yam rice recipe yields enough for about 6 - 7 persons but you can also split it into 2 meals for 3 - 4 persons.
Recipe by Souper Diaries at https://souperdiaries.com/yam-rice-recipe/