Make Lo Mai Gai (Steamed Glutinous Rice with Chicken), a classic dim sum dish at home with detailed video and step-by-step pictorial instructions. | RotiNRice.com

Lo Mai Gai (Steamed Glutinous Rice with Chicken)

Make Lo Mai Gai (Steamed Glutinous Rice with Chicken), a classic dim sum dish at home with detailed video and step-by-step pictorial instructions.
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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Course: Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 8
Calories: 273kcal
Author: Linda Ooi

INGREDIENTS

For the glutinous rice

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Combine chicken, Shao Hsing wine, and soy sauce in a bowl. Grate ginger over chicken. Mix well and allow it to marinade for 30 minutes.
  • Soak lap cheong in a pan of hot water for about 10 minutes. Casings should puff up. Remove casings and slice lap cheong at a diagonal.

Prepare Glutinous Rice

  • Prepare a steamer and allow water to come to a boil.
  • Drain glutinous rice. Place in a deep bowl. Add soy sauce, dark soy sauce, salt, pepper, five spice powder, and ½ cup (120ml) water. Mix well.
  • Combine vegetable oil, sesame oil, and minced garlic in a small microwave proof dish and microwave for 1½ minutes on high. Remove and pour over the rice.
  • Place rice in steamer, cover with lid, and steam for 30 minutes.

Cook Toppings

  • In the meantime, fry prepared lap cheong until lightly brown in a medium size pot, about 2 minutes. There is no need to use any oil. Remove fried lap cheong, leaving the oil in the pot. Set aside.
  • In the same pot, sauté minced garlic until fragrant. Add marinated chicken and mushrooms. Fry for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in dark soy sauce. Pour in corn starch mixture and allow it to cook for 2 minutes. Sauce should come to a boil and thicken. Turn off the stove.

Putting it together

  • Prepare 8 ramekins or small rice bowls. Place a few slices of fried lap cheong, mushroom, and chicken neatly at the base of the bowl. Fill to the top with cooked glutinous rice.
  • Spoon 1 tablespoon of chicken gravy over each bowl of rice.
  • Place the bowls in the steamer, cover with lid and steam for 30 minutes.
  • Invert lo mai gai onto small plates. Serve immediately.

NUTRITION

Calories: 273kcal
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