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 


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

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

  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 !!!!

  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.

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

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

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

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

  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.

  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?

  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 @ )and traditionally use for making claypot rice so as some Chinese dishes . Yup , I used a gas stove ;)


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