Eight Treasures Rice

Celebrate this Lunar New Year with our Eight Treasures Rice, also known as 黄金八宝饭 (huang jin ba bao fan), for your family!
Eight Treasures Rice

Serves 2
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 35 minutes

Fun Fact
  • Eight Treasures Rice consists of ingredients that supposedly improve general health and happiness for the year ahead
  • This is a meatier variant on the traditional Chinese festival dish, which is sweeter and made with glutinous rice, as well as eight different kinds of nuts, berries and dried fruit
Ingredients
  • 4 pcs lupcheong (Chinese dried sausage), sliced
  • 30g dried oyster
  • 120 g bak kwa (barbecued jerky)
  • ¼ cup pork floss
  • 2 pcs dried shiitake mushroom
  • 1 cup pumpkin, mashed
  • 6 pcs red date
  • 2 bunches bak choy
  • 2 cups rice
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ Tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tsp light soy sauce
  • ½ Tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp oil
Chef's Tips
  • Both chicken and pork lupcheong can be used for this recipe
  • Both chicken and pork bak kwa can be used for this recipe
Method

Boil the rice, mushrooms, red dates and oyster

Boil the rice, mushrooms, red dates and oyster

Heat 2 cups of water in a claypot on low heat. When the water boils, add rice into the claypot, along with the shiitake mushrooms, red dates and the dried oyster.

Cover the pot and leave to boil.


Boil the lupcheong

Boil the lupcheong

Once the rice is cooked, place the lupcheong into the pot and cover the lid on low heat for about 20 minutes.


Mix the pumpkin and rice

Mix the pumpkin and rice

Mix in the mashed pumpkin with the rice.


Cook the bak choy, bak kwa and pork floss

After which, put the bak choy and bak kwa in. Finally, pour in the pork floss and wait for 3 minutes.


Prepare the sauce, mix and serve

Prepare the sauce, mix and serve

Mix ½ Tbsp dark soy sauce, 1 tsp light soy sauce, ½ Tbsp oyster sauce, 1 tsp sugar and 1 Tbsp oil in a small bowl, before pouring in into the claypot to mix evenly. Serve hot!