Chinese Rice Pilaf and Black Bean Chicken was a HIT at a recent Pot Luck. This one’s for you Marilyn !
The typical steamed Rice:Water ratio is 2:1. Pilaf is sautéed aromatic vegetables, garlic, a clove spiked bayleaf, seasonings and 1 1/2 parts Chicken Stock to 1 part Brown Basmati. To avoid crunchy rice, I let this mixture sit for an hour. My Korean friend Megan would freeze washed rice in zip lock bags as a shortcut.
What makes this Chinese ? Sweet and savory Chinese Pork Sausages and Shiitake Mushrooms. You can buy these ingredients at SuperStore, TNT or any Asian grocery store.
When my grandmother stuffed a Turkey, she would add Sausage, Mushrooms plus rehydrate dried Scallops and a wee bit of Shrimp to Glutinous Sticky Rice. Very yummy and fattening…my Father-in-Law would refer to it’s consistency as “Mud Ball”, no resemblance to Uncle Ben’s…