Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Hot & Steamy Lo Mai Gai - Glutinous Rice with Chicken

I've been thinking about making this for a longgg time, but I kept having this mentality that's it' gonna be very hard and super tricky to do. After a long time of procrastination, I finally gathered the courage to do it and I lurve it :)

What you need
- 500g of glutinous rice (To soak overnight)
- Chicken thigh meat (cut to smaller pieces and marinated overnight)
- 4 dried shitake mushrooms, add if desired (To soak overnight)
- 1 tablespoon of grinded garlic
- Small round aluminium trays

Seasoning the rice
- 3 tablespoons of oyster sauce
- White pepper
- 1 teaspoon of sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon of fine sugar
- 1/2 tablespoon of light soya sauce
- I cup of water

Marinating the chicken meat
- Sesame oil
- White pepper
- Oyster sauce
- Some honey

- Pour away the overnight water from the rice and wash a couple of times
- Pour away the overnight water from the mushrooms, cut away the stalks and 
  slice thinly
- Add in all the seasoning into the rice & mix well
- Steam the rice for 15mins
- Bring out the rice from the steamer and fluff it up with two forks

- While steaming the rice, prepare the chicken and mushroom to be used
- Heat up 1/2 tablespoon of cooking oil in your HCP, sauté the garlic till fragrant
- Add in the mushroom slices and stir-fry for 10mins
- Add 1 tablespoon of dark soya sauce (thick & good quality one)
- Add in ½ teaspoon of sugar & a dash of white pepper
- Add in the chicken and cook for another 10mins
- Set aside 

Prepping the Lo Mai Kai
- Put a layer of the chicken & mushrooms at the bottom of the tray
- Spread some rice on top of the ingredients till the top is even
- Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of tap water on every tray
- Steam the rice for another 15mins
  Steam longer and sprinkle abit more water if you prefer your rice to be gooey

Serve hot!


  1. It looks delicious! By the way, may i know where u bought the small aluminium tray?

  2. Hi there, thks! I got it from
    Phoon Huat at Simei :)