I have the recipe for yam rice on Food Haven but it was written more than a year ago. So, let’s make a new post for yam rice.
I am lazy to retype the recipe, so do go over to my other food blog for the yam rice recipe.
First you cut the yam into tiny pieces. Cut some chicken meat into about the same sizes, i.e. little cubes. Then, season it with a bit of five spice powder and dark soya sauce. I had left mine in big pieces because my kids hate the floury yam. Hence, it is easier for me to pick out those yam pieces when it is cooked. *roll eyes*
For yam rice, the essential item is the dried shrimps. You can see the dried shrimps I use on my recipe at the other side. Chopped some garlic. And soak a few pieces of dried Chinese mushroom. (optional)
Heat a little oil, fry the garlic till fragrant then add in the yam pieces, chicken cubes and dried shrimps and mushrooms. Flavour these with some soya sauce and pepper.
Wash 2 cups of rice and strain. Put it into the wok and stir for a while to get them coated with the soya sauce. If you prefer a darker rice, add more dark soya sauce.
I cooked my yam rice in the electric rice cooker and I added some celery sticks to make it smells even nicer. Add twice the amount of water. E.g. if you need to use two cups of water to cook two cups of rice, make sure you use DOUBLE, i.e. four cups or up to level #4 indicated on your pot. This will ensure that your rice and yam are cooked properly.
It takes just a while for the yam rice to cook, i.e. the regular time. One word of caution, when cooking, avoid opening and stirring the pot because it will ‘confuse’ your rice cooker and cause it to go on ‘keep warm’ status. If your rice is not cooked properly after the ‘cook’ button has popped to ‘keep warm’, add some boiling water and leave them to stand for a few more minutes. You can never get the button to go back to cooking mode. Hehehe, learning from trials and errors.
If you want your yam rice to taste even better, use pork belly. I.e. that three layers pork with fats and meat. Give the whole slice a quick boil so that it is easier to cut. Slice them thinly to ensure it is cooked thoroughly in the yam rice.
Serve the yam rice with some vegetable soup and garnish red, cut chillies in soya sauce. Nice!