Bergy Dim Sum #9, SteamedRice Bundles with Chicken and mushrooms

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With any Dim Sum meal you always have some form of rice. Other sticky rice recipes would also be good. These steamed rice bundles go well with any Chinese meal. The rice is sticky and very flavorful from the other ingredients

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  • add   2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • add   4 cups water
  • add   1 1/2 cups water (saved from soaking the dry mushrooms)
  • add   6 dried Chinese mushrooms
  • add   2 teaspoons sugar
  • add   2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • add   3 teaspoons sesame oil
  • add   1 clove garlic
  • add   2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • add   8 ounces pork
  • add   1/2 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • add   1 teaspoon salt
  • add   bamboo leaves or corn husks or lotus leaves or aluminum foil
  • add   1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • add   1 lb medium grain rice
  • add   string (for tying the bundles)

Instructions

  1. Put rice ia a saucepan cover with the 4 cups of water, add light soy sauceand 1 teasp of sesame oil.
  2. Bring to boil quickly, then turn heat to low cover and cook for 15 minutes.
  3. While the rice cooks soak the mushrooms in very hot water for 30 minutes (remember to save 1 1/2 cups of the soaking water).
  4. Cut off the mushroom stems and discard, slice the caps and put them in a saucepan with 3/4 cup of the soaking water, the dark soysauce and 2 teasp sesame oil.
  5. Add chicken and pork to the saucepan along with the garlic, ginger and salt.
  6. Add up to 1/2 cup of the mushroom water and mix the ingredients.
  7. Cover and simmer 5 minutes.
  8. Thicken gravy with the cornstarch (mix cornstarch with a little cold water or mushroom water before adding to the saucepan).
  9. Cook until gravy has thickened.
  10. Let the mixture cool and then gently mix with the cooked rice.
  11. Take 3/4 cup portions and place on the wrap of your choice.
  12. Wrap very securely and tie with string to ensure the bundle will not leak (if using tinfoil you do not need string but wrap and double fold all seams).
  13. Steam for 25 minutes.
  14. Serve warm, cold or reheated.