Tuesday, May 03, 2011

xiang chang mochi rice

Xiang Chang is the fresh version of Lup Cheong, a sweet Chinese sausage. (Lup Cheong being the dried version.)

I wanted to try making a dish that my mom used to make in her rice cooker using mochi rice (glutenous rice).

I couldn't find a recipe for it on the web, but found a recipe in a local cookbook I had.

It called for cooking the mochi rice then stirring other ingredients.

The original recipe called for bacon and shiitake, both of which I didn't have.

I instead used what I did have and put in some eringi and the xiang chang.

The recipe adds oyster sauce and some shoyu and I did just that, but there was something lacking...flavor.

After having this for breakfast with a sunny side up egg, I emailed my mom and she told me that she adds chicken stock when she cooks the rice.

I have one more piece of xiang chang in the freezer, I'll add chicken consomme blocks when I cook the rice this time, I hope it will turn out nicely.

I gotta share with you a funny story about this dish. When I served it to Satoshi the other day, he takes a bite and says, "tastes like mochi rice". I told him, "that's because it is"...oh, well, I thought it was funny.

*we're off on a little excursion...I'll moderate comments when I get back.


jalna said...

Hahahaha. I thought it was funny too! Have a nice excursion!

K said...

Yum looks good! I have some of those chicken consomme cubes too, I will have to try that next time I cook rice. Enjoy your trip!

Japan Australia said...

Sounds good and the chicken stock should give it a little extra flavour.

Japan Australia

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

Hi Kat! I like how you two talk to each other... Have a nice little trip! Looking forward to your post. :-)

manju said...

Yummm...makes nice musubi too!

K and S said...

Thanks Jalna!

Hope it turns out for you K!

Thanks J-A!

Thanks Nami!

ooh yeah Manju :)

Take care everyone.

Deb in Hawaii said...

Looks like it was tasty. ;-)

K and S said...

my mom gave me her recipe, Deb in Hawaii, I'm doing this again, her way :)

Take care.