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Glutinous Rice with Chicken


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  • 1)8 oz (230 g) glutinous rice, soaked in warm water for 2 hours.
  • 2)5 oz (140 g) chicken thigh or breast meat, cut into ½-inch (1.3 cm) cubes
  • 3)2 oz (60 g) shelled fava beans, from 8 oz (225 g) fresh fava beans in the pod
  • 4)2 Chinese sausages, quartered lengthwise and cut into ½-inch (1.3 cm) pieces.
  • 5)1 glove garlic, minced
  • 6)1 scallion, thinly sliced
  • 7)2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 8)2 tablespoons water
  • 9)1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 10)¼ teaspoon salt
  • 11)Freshly ground white pepper
  • 12)Banana leaves cut into 4 pieces of 12 x 10 inch (30 x25 cm) rectangle
  • For the marinade:
  • 1)1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 2)1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 3)1/2 teaspoon Shaoxing wine
  • 4)1/2 teaspoon cornstarch


Servings 4
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 60mins
Cooking time 30mins
Cost Budget Friendly


Step 1

Steam the rice in a steamer lined with cheesecloth for 30-40 minutes, or until soft.

Step 2

Transfer the rice to a large bowl and gently fluff with chopsticks or a fork. In a separate bowl, mix the soy sauce and water. Pour the mixture into the rice and mix well. Cover with a plastic wrap.

Step 3

In a bowl, mix all the ingredients for the marinade and add the chicken. Marinate for 10 minutes.

Step 4

Add the oil to a hot wok or skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the chicken and stir fry for 1 minute. Add the fava beans and sausage, and continue to stir fry for another minute or two, until the chicken is just cooked. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 5

To make the parcels: divided the rice into 4 equal portions. Lay out a piece of banana leaf on a work surface. Place one portion of glutinous rice in the center of the leaf and form roughly into a 4 x 3 inch (10 x8 cm) rectangle. Spread a quarter of the chicken mixture over the rice. Sprinkle some scallion slices on top. Bring in the 4 sides of the leaf to form a rectangular parcel, and secure with kitchen twine.

Step 6

Steam the parcels for about 30 minutes, or until they are very soft.

Step 7

Serve immediately with your favorite tea. Drizzle a few drops of Sriracha to add a spicy kick if you like.

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