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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Claypot Rice with Minced Pork & Dried Squid


It's been a long time that I haven't made this pork & squid combo . I just steamed it usually and serve it as one of the main dish during dinner . But when we bought some take out from our fave dimsum shop last time , I ordered it and decided to make it myself since it's cheaper and I have all ingredients at home .

The previous  claypot  rice that I've made seems so fuzzy , so this time I just cook the rice the way when I cook it using the rice cooker , it's easier and it turns out okay . The sauce that I drizzle was from the dimsum shop ^-^" , it's really good compare to just a soy sauce but light soy will do ;D


Serves 1 hungry me or 2 normal person

1 cup / 185 grams rice
260 ml water

150 grams minced/ground pork
1 small dried squid , soaked and diced
1 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp chicken powder
1/4 minced ginger
1 tsp light soy sauce
1/2 tsp oil
1/2 T tapioca starch
2 T egg white
1 T water
a pinch of salt
some ground white pepper

* Mix all ingredients above and set aside .
* Wash rice and put in a claypot , add water . Cook over high heat , when it boils , scrape the bottom to prevent burning , give it a good stir and turn down to low . Let simmer for few minutes and when some of the water evaporates at the top , add the pork & squid mixture . Cover and cook for 20 minutes . Turn off the heat and let stand for 10 minutes before serving .


Dried squid 

13 comments:

  1. I am not a squid fan but kudos to you for working with it so wonderfully. I love your serving sizes. Lol!

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  2. Tiyay, can I use fresh squid? I like it but I might omit the ginger. haha

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  3. Tin , I guess so but will taste different ;) Try to buy it at Chinatown there . Yup , 'tis okay to omit the ginger :D

    @ Kim , hahahha I'm such a greedy gel when it comes to Chinese food ;D

    @ Jay & Elpiniki , Thanks guys !!!!

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  4. I always say it is not the ingredients, but the preparation. However I have to admit if you kept the squid a secret and served it to me I would probably never notice and enjoy the dish anyway! Great close up in the second picture.. Enjoy the day.

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  5. chinatown is very faaaar from where we stay. haha

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  6. Gong Hei Fatt Choy! I love your 'Sar Bo Fa', looks very delicious!

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  7. I don't eat pork and squid. But the way you have cooked the dish, it looks flavorful

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  8. I missed eating traditional claypot rice, cooked with the traditional claypot that you used. What a yummy combination for this dish!

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  9. Haven't tried this...but it sounds interesting. :)
    The first photo kinda looks like my white chocolate champorado. LOL
    But the second photo is so appealing to me, and it's like telling me that I should try this pork and squid combo.

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  10. Looks amazing and those rice kernels are perfect. BTW do what is a clay pot? Do you use it on top of the stove?

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  11. @ Tina , hahaha you're right ;)

    @ Kristen , drag the whole family over there :D

    @ Ann , so that's what it's called , the Chinese name's always at the tip of my tongue but kept forgetting it :P ;D

    @ Balvinder Ubi , it was hahaha

    @ Zoe , it's really taste different and more delicious actually using the claypot or maybe it's just me :D

    @ Tina , hahaha yeah ! I remember about your champorado photos ;D

    @ Suzi , claypot is a pot made of unglazed clay ;D ( please check this for more details @ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clay_pot_cooking )and traditionally use for making claypot rice so as some Chinese dishes . Yup , I used a gas stove ;)

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