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Gai-See Fun Guen (Steamed Chicken & Mushroom Rice)

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  Basmati rice 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Mushrooms 4 , soaked in hot water for 30 minutes
  Chicken breast 1 , cut into cubes
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), crushed
  Ginger 1 Teaspoon, grated
  Spring onions 2 , finely sliced
  Soy sauce 1 Tablespoon
  Sesame oil 3 Tablespoon
  Sugar 2 Teaspoon
  Salt 2 Teaspoon
  Cornflour 1 Tablespoon
  Water 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Lotus leaves/Grape leaves 4
  Vegetable oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

Wash and soak mushrooms in hot water for 30 minutes.
Place rice in a pan with 4 cups water, soya sauce, 1 teaspoon salt and 2 teaspoons sesame oil, bring to the boil quickly.
Lower heat, cover and cook for 15 minutes.
Drain mushrooms, cut off and discard stem.
Reserve the mushroom water.
Slice the caps.
Heat remaining oil, add onions, mushrooms, ginger, garlic and chicken pieces.
Saute for 5 minutes.
Add salt, remaining sesame oil and sugar.
Mix well.
Pour in 1 1/2 cups of mushroom water, bring to boil, simmer for 20 minutes, stirring well.
Mix cornflour with 2-3 tablespoons mushroom water and add to the chicken mixture.
Stir well.
Cook until thickened.
Remove and cool.
Mix the chicken mixture gently with the rice.
Soak lotus or grape leaves in cold water for 20 minutes, wipe dry.
Place 1-2 tablespoons rice in the centre of each leaf, then fold the leaf like an envelope and wrap securely with thread.
Steam rice packets for 25 minutes.
Serve hot or cold with the wrapper directly.
Remove the thread before serving.
Note: If leaves are not available, then use foil to make the rice parcels.
VEGETARIAN VERSION: Use vegetarian chicken or mixed vegetables instead of chicken and follow the recipe as given above.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 838 Calories from Fat 354

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 40 g61.7%

Saturated Fat 5.5 g27.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 24.9 mg8.3%

Sodium 1255.6 mg52.3%

Total Carbohydrates 99 g33.1%

Dietary Fiber 6.6 g26.3%

Sugars 3.2 g

Protein 20 g40.4%

Vitamin A 1.7% Vitamin C 78%

Calcium 8.7% Iron 14.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Gai-See Fun Guen (Steamed Chicken & Mushroom Rice) Recipe