Friday, October 19, 2007

Yam Rice

This is slight different from Mushroom and Yam Rice recipe which I had. In here, I used only yam and some spices. If you prefer lighter colour rice, replace the dark soy sauce with light soy sauce or used half of each type of soy sauce. I cooked this rice to go with the Salted Vegetable Tofu Soup.

Preparation: 5 mins, Cooking time: 15 mins

Ingredients (serves 2)
° 200g rice, washed and drained
° 400ml water
° 150g yam or 2 baby yams, peeled and diced
° 1 slice ginger
° 3 pandan leaves (screwpine), tied into a knot
° 2 star anises
° ½ cinnamon stick, 3cm length
° ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste
° ½ teaspoon Chinese five spice powder
° 1¾ -2 teaspoons dark soy sauce
° 1 tablespoon olive oil (optional)

1. Combine all the ingredients into an electric rice cooker, mix well and turn it on.
2. When done leave the cooked rice to rest, covered, for 5-10 minutes. Fluff with a fork and serve hot.


dreamy said...

Yum! Very appetizing!! :d

a veg*n @ Blog*Spot said...

Hi Dreamy
:) cheers

Anonymous said...

Hi Crystal, admire that you are such a good, creative cook...^^
Erhm, sorry but just to let you know, yam is not healthy. I was told by a chinese physician that yam serves as a bed for bacteria to grow and mutate.

a veg*n @ Blog*Spot said...

Hi anonymous

Thank you. I didn't know about yam is not that healthy. Might need to do more read up on that, thanks again.

Cheers :)

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