Tuesday, October 18, 2011

lup cheong rice

Earlier this year I made a rice dish using xiang chang (the fresh version of lup cheong, a chinese sausage), which I wrote about here.

Well, on my last trip back to Hawaii, I brought back a can of chicken stock (which is really hard to get in Japan) and some lup cheong (dried Chinese sausage).

I washed 1/2 a cup of mochi rice and 1/2 a cup of white rice.

For the liquid, I used a half cup of stock and half cup of water.

Then I threw in the last piece of xiang chang (fresh chinese sausage) I had and some pieces of lup cheong into the rice cooker.

And when it was done, I added a handful of green onions.

This tasted just as I remembered it, thanks for the recipe Mom!


jalna said...

Ooooo that looks so good. I could go for some right now!

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

Ohhh this must be good! I wasn't wrong. We use vegetable bouillon a lot in Japan but not chicken stock. I was really surprised when I started cooking in the US because Chinese use a lot of chicken stocks and so as other cuisines...but not Japanese (well we use dashi most of it anyway). And did you realize that we don't have whole chicken in Japan? We don't even make chicken stock from scratch... and therefore I've never made homemade chicken soup/stock before... Do you see a whole chicken nowadays?

K and S said...

Thanks Jalna :) hope you get some soon.

You are right Nami, only in recent years have I seen a whole chicken in the markets. In fact only recently have I seen Campbell's soups here, I guess it will be awhile before I see chicken stock in the markets too.

Take care you two.

K said...

Yum this looks great!

Japan Australia said...

Chinese sausage can make all the difference to a good fried rice :)

Japan Australia

K and S said...

Thanks K!

Thanks J-A!

Take care you two.

Rona Y said...

If you happen to have a Costco membership, they have lots of chicken stock! Of course, you have to buy a lot, too. . . Kobe Grocers also carries (or used to carry?) it (I think some Seijo Ishii stores do, too).

K and S said...

Thanks Rona, I recently saw that Kobe Grocers carries them, and Seijo Ishii too. :)

Take care.

Deb in Hawaii said...

I never thought about it being difficult to get chicken stock there before. Interesting. ;-)

Rowena said...

You know, I didn't even get to eat some lup cheong when we were back. I saw it after picking up both kim chee and patele portuguese sausage, and figured that I'd get it later, but our schedule was so crazy that I forgot! In the end we weren't even able to try out the portuguese sausage varieties so I gave it away. Next time if we go back for a family reunion, I may as well realize that we won't get to try everything on our list since family will inevitably be taking us all over the place.

K and S said...

sometimes you never know until you want to cook something comforting, Deb :)

good you had many family gatherings Rowena, though I know you must be a little bummed that you couldn't eat from your "to try" list.

Take care you two.