November 16, 2013

Glutinous Rice with Pork & Mushrooms (Rice Cooker Recipe)

When I saw Dinomama's Castella Sponge Cake baked in rice cooker, I thought mine was the most under-utilised equipment in my household as it has always been cooking rice only. To learn more about what rice cooker can do, we decided to hold a 'Rice Cooker Recipe' contest. Check out my pinned post for contest details in Singapore Home Cooks.

I decided to make this glutinous rice with pork and mushrooms using the rice cooker at the last part of cooking instead of steaming it the usual way. Usually, I took about 45 mins to an hour of steaming and it's always unevenly cooked cos the sides will be dryer. Using the rice cooker did it in about 15-20 mins and cooks evenly! Here's my recipe.

2.5 cups of glutinous rice, rinsed and drained
3 tbsp dried prawns, rinsed and drained
6 dried mushrooms, retain water and sliced thinly
1 chinese sausage, sliced thinly
200gm pork fillet, sliced thinly and marinate with 1 tbsp oyster sauce, 1 tsp fish sauce, 1 tsp light soya sauce, 1 tsp chinese wine, some pepper and salt.
4 cloves of garlic, minced
6 shallots, sliced thinly
1 stalk spring onion, sliced
2-3 tbsp caramel sauce

  1. Using half cup of oil and small fire, fry shallots till golden brown
  2. Set aside fried shallots and leave its oil in the wok
  3. Add dried shrimps and dried mushrooms
  4. Fry till fragrant
  5. Add chinese sausage and garlic
  6. Fry till fragrant
  7. Add glutinous rice
  8. Stir fry and mix well
  9. Transfer to rice cooker
  10. Add water from dried mushrooms
  11. Top up with more water until the cooker's water level indication for 3 cups
  12. Lay pork fillet over the glutinous rice
  13. Switch on your rice cooker and let it cook
  14. Once the switch flips, fluff up the rice by stirring 
  15. Add spring onions, fried shallots and caramel sauce 
  16. Mix evenly
  17. Served warm
  • Pork fillet can be replaced with boneless chicken leg
  • The amount of oil to fry shallots is little so you have to stir consistently in small fire