Steamed Rice Parcels
2 tbsp (30 ml) vegetable oil
1 tbsp (15 ml) minced ginger
¼ lb (125 g) pork belly, roughly chopped
¼ lb (125 g) pork shoulder, roughly chopped
4 green onions, finely sliced
2 tsp (10 ml) light soy sauce
2 tbsp (30 ml) dark soy sauce
2 tsp (10 ml) oyster sauce
1 tsp (5 ml) sugar
2 tsp (10 ml) sesame oil
2 tbsp (30 ml) water
2 cups (500 ml) cooked jasmine rice
3 frozen banana leaves, washed and dried
- In a wok or heavy bottomed saucepan, over medium-high heat, stir-fry ginger in oil just until fragrant (about 30 seconds). Add pork belly and shoulder, spread it around bottom of pan and let cook without stirring until lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Flip meat and cook another 1 to 2 minutes, or until browned. Add green onion, light and dark soy sauce, oyster sauce, sugar, sesame oil and water. Cook for about 2 minutes. Remove from heat, add rice and mix until fully combined.
- Lay out banana leaves and divide rice evenly between them. Fold each banana leaf into a package that will fit in your steamer. Secure each package with butcher’s twine. The packages can be steamed right away or refrigerated until ready to serve. Steam packages over medium heat for 10 to 25 minutes, or until heated through. Steaming time will depend if rice is refrigerator cold or at room temperature.