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Rice In A Lotus Leaf

Ingredients
  Dried shrimp 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Dried black mushrooms 4
  Dried lotus leaves 2 Large
  Vegetable oil 1 Tablespoon
  Shallots 2 , chopped
  Chinese sausage 2 Ounce, cut diagonally into 1/8-inch-thick slices (1 Sausage)
  Diced cooked ham 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Diced celery 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chopped cilantro 1 Teaspoon (Chinese Parsley)
  Soy sauce 2 Tablespoon
  Sesame oil 1 Tablespoon
  Cooked medium grain rice 3 Cup (48 tbs)
Directions

Preparation Soak dried shrimp in warm water to cover for 30 minutes; drain and coarsely chop.
Set aside.
Soak mushrooms in warm water to cover for 30 minutes; drain.
Cut off and discard stems and thinly slice caps.
Set aside.
Cooking Bring water to a boil in a large pan.
Plunge lotus leaves into boiling water and cook for 2 minutes or until softened; drain well.
Set aside.
Place a wok or wide frying pan over high heat until hot.
Add vegetable oil, swirling to coat sides.
Add shallots, sausage, and shrimp and stir-fry for 1 minute.
Add ham, celery, cilantro, and mushrooms and stir-fry for 1 minute.
Stir in soy sauce and sesame oil.
Stir in rice, separating grains with the back of a spoon; mix well.
Remove from heat.
Spread one lotus leaf on work surface.
Cover with second leaf.
Place rice mixture in center of lotus leaves.
Fold edges of leaves over rice so rice is completely covered.
Place steaming rack in a wok.
Pour water to just below level of rack and bring to a boil.
Place lotus leaf packet on a heatproof dish and set dish on rack.
Cover and steam, adding additional water if neccessary, for 30 minutes.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Asian
Method: 
Boiled
Ingredient: 
Rice

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