Sticky rice is a popular grain used in Vietnamese cuisine. But unlike white rice which is normally served to accompany a dish, sticky rice is often used to create many different delicious sweet and savoury snack food.
This savoury sticky rice mixed with Chinese sausage, dried shrimp and shiitake mushroom is just so delicious and simple to make. Chinese sausage makes everything tastes so good. I have a love hate relationship with Chinese sausages. Why does something smells and taste so good yet be so bad for you? My children love this dish for breakfast. In fact, they would choose any Vietnamese snack food for breakfast over pancakes, toasts or cereal. I guess they are still part Vietnamese after all.
Vietnamese Sticky Rice with Chinese Sausage and Dried Shrimp Recipe
2 cup (400g) sticky rice (soak in water overnight)
4 dried shiitake mushroom (soak in boiling water for at at least 1 hour), then very thinly sliced
3 Chinese sausages, thinly sliced
3 tablespoon dried shrimp ̣soaked in warm water at least 30 minutes, then drained
3 spring onions, thinly sliced
Drained the glutinous rice. Prepare the steamer to steam the sticky rice. Line the steamer with muslin or baking paper. Steam the sticky rice for about 15 minutes or until rice is soft and translucent. If the rice is dry add water (using a tablespoon at time) and mix.
In the meantime, in a small fry pan, add a teaspoon of oil, add sliced chinese sausage, shiitake mushroom and dried shrimp and spring onion. Sautee the ingredients for about 5 minutes. Add a tablespoon of soy sauce and give good mix.
In a large bowl, combine the cooked sticky rice, the sauteed mixture of sausage, mushroom and shripm mixture and mix together . Adjust the seasoning by adding soy sauce as needed. Serve with some pork floss and sprinkle some fried shallot.