Steamed Rice with Salted Fish and Minced Pork

I went for a 4-hour walk with a friend at MacRitchie Reservoir yesterday. Due to lack of regular exercise, my body was aching very badly when I woke up this morning. I felt like lying on my bed all day long but of course it's impossible to do so as I still have tonnes of chores to do at home. So for my lunch, I prepared a simple one-pot dish, steamed rice with salted fish and minced pork. It is similar to the another steamed rice with chicken dish that I cooked before and it's equally yummy and satisfying!

Steamed Rice with Salted Fish and Minced Pork Recipe
Recipe adapted from Flavored Cooked Rice (有味饭)

Ingredients A:
Rice, enough for two persons
1 tbs fried shallots
1 tbs chopped spring onion
1 egg (optional)

Ingredients B:
200g minced pork
1 piece of salted fish, about 1X3cm, chopped
2 pcs dry mushroom, soaked until soft and chopped into small pieces
1 tbs chopped ginger
1 tsp fried shallot oil
1 tsp cornstarch
1/2 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp light soy sauce
Pepper, to taste

1 tbs oyster sauce
1/2 tbs light soy sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp shaoxing wine
2 tbs boiling water

1) Combine minced pork with remaining Ingredient B. Stir with a spoon until the mixture is slightly sticky. Set aside for about 15 minutes.
2) Rinse rice. Put the rice in a heat proof bowl, add water. As the cooked rice would absorb gravy from the pork mixture, the amount of water added should be less than what you would normally use to prevent the rice from turning mushy.
3) Place the bowl in a preheated steamer and steam for about 20 minutes, or until the water is almost absorbed by the rice. Spread minced pork mixture on the rice and let it steam for another 15 minutes.
4) In the mean time, prepare the sauce by mixing all ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.
5) Pour sauce over the rice with minced pork. Crack an egg on it, continue to steam until the egg is almost cooked. The egg yolk should be slightly wobbly.
6) Turn off heat, remove the bowl from the steamer. Sprinkle fried shallot and chopped spring onion on it, serve hot.


That is exactly the kind of dish I like! Very tasty, comforting and so good!


First of all, this looks really delicious! Thank you for sharing. But I am a bit confused on step (2)-"...As the cooked rice would absorb gravy from the chicken pieces..." But there is no chicken in this recipe. I also checked your other dish "steamed rice with ginger chicken", I still don't know how do you get the "chicken gravy"? Can you explain a little more on this one? Many Thanks!!! Chee O.
hmmm...I love the fried shallots and spring onions. These are musts for me as well and I love to fry my own shallots too.

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Piggy said…
Rosa - Thanks for your kind comments, as always!

Cheerio - Oopps! I copied the step from the steamed rice & chicken dish blindly, it should be "pork mixture" instead. I've corrected the mistake in the recipe. Thanks for pointing that out!

As for the "gravy" that I mentioned in the recipe, it's the combination of juice from the meat (be it chicken or pork) and the marinade. Hope this clarifies. :-)

Irene - Yeah, I prefer to fried my own shallots too, it's more fragrant and I like to use the oil for other dishes. :-)
Thank you so much!!! Can't wait to try it!
babe_kl said…
i love this! best comfort food ever :D
noobcook said…
I have to make this, it looks sooooo yummy and I think I have all the ingredients. What a beautiful capture :)
edith said…
I was just browsing this book in the bookstore this afternoon and was wondering whether I should buy it or not?

Is this book good? I love flavoured rice and yours is sedap!
Piggy said…
Edith - I like the books published by Famous Cuisine and this book is one of them. I tried out a few dishes and all of them works!
Jamie said…
this looks really good. i suppose it cna be done in a rice cooker too?