CNY Reunion Dinner: Blissful Lotus Leaf Rice 幸福荷叶饭
On the eve of Lunar New Year, we Chinese usually have reunion dinner with our family as symbolic gesture of giving thanks for the year that has passed as well as to celebrate the coming of a brand new year. However, unlike our usual family dinners, we will prepare more yummy food as part of the celebration. This Lotus Leaf Rice is an excellent dish to be added on your reunion dinner menu.
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Serves 6 – 8
1 tablespoon of oil
4 cloves of garlic – minced
30g of dried shrimp – soaked for 30 mins
6 pieces of dried Chinese mushrooms – soaked & diced
2.5 pieces of Chinese sausage – diced
300g of glutinous rice – soaked for 3 hours
150ml of chicken stock
50ml of liquid used to soak the dried shrimps
50ml of liquid used to soak the Chinese mushrooms
1.5 tablespoons of oyster sauce
1.5 tablespoons of premium dark soya sauce
1 piece of lotus leaf – soaked for 2 hours