On the fifteen day of the Chines New Year, Chap Goh Mei and also known as Chinese Valentine's Day, attracts singletons who throw oranges into the sea in hopes of finding their true soul mates. Anyway, I have never done it...haha! What about you??...^^"
We just used to cooked our favourite food and celebrate!!
What are you cooking today for the celebration? In our Chinese tradition, we used to eat the sticky rice ball (tang yuan) on this day but I've forgotten bout that and replaced it with this Sticky Rice instead.
One of my mom's recipe which I love so much!
300g Glutinious rice (soaked for 1-2 hours and drained)
10 shallots (diced)
2 stalks chinese sausages (lap-cheong) (cut into small pieces)
6 chinese mushrooms (soaked, diced)
50g dried shrimps (soaked)
3 pieces dried beancurd (diced)
100ml water (may need more or less to just enough to cover the rice)
** rosted peanuts (garnished)
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsps chicken stalk powder
little sugar and salt to taste
2 tsps light soy sauce
1 tbsp dark soy sauce
***Ingredients & seasoning are up to individual whether you prefer a stronger taste of mushrooms or chinese sausages.
~ Saute the shallots until fragnant then add in all the other ingredients (except the rice) and stir fry for awhile.
~ Add in the rice and seasoning and mix well under medium heat.
~ Add in 100ml water and mix well.
~ Transfer the rice into a round pan and steam at medium heat for 30 minutes.
** check if the rice are not well cook, may add alittle more water into the rice and continue to steam
~ Dish up and add some roasted peanuts and serve!!
What's more?! It's more than to serve my whole family as they love this dish so much!
This will only takes you 30 miutes to prepare and another 30 minutes to steam...easy and delicious.
Happy Chap Goh Mei!!