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Glutinous rice with dried and fresh scallops

epicure 22 July 2013
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The Mandarin characters for scallops is dai zi, a homophone for ‘bring babies’. Besides being a symbol of fertility, these plum treasures are nestled within mounds of sticky glutinous rice for a hearty, filling treat.

Serves 4
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 25 minutes

filling
50g sweet potatoes, skinned, cut into bite-size pieces and parboiled
2 tbsp skinless peanuts, roasted and ground
2 tbsp white sesame seeds, toasted
1 tbsp oyster sauce
3 tbsp dried scallops, presoaked in water
1 tbsp groundnut oil
3 tbsp red onions, diced
1 cup glutinous rice
1 cup light chicken stock

garnish
10 fresh scallops, seared
10 tiger prawns, blanched and cut into bite-size pieces
2 tbsp fried shallots

  • Combine ingredients for the filling in a bowl.
  • Heat up the oil in a non-stick pan and fry the onions until fragrant.
  • Add in the filling ingredients and simmer for 2-3 minutes
  • Add in the rice and chicken stock, bring to a boil and then take off the stove.
  • Pour the mixture into a rice cooker and cook till done.
  • Once the rice is cooked, top with seared scallops, tiger prawns and fried shallots.

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