BLACK RICE

by Ben Oostrum

BLACK RICE

Ingredients for 4:

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2 cups black rice 4 Chinese sausages/ lap cheung 8 dried shiitake, broken in pieces 3 tbsp little dried shrimp 1 tsp dried dashi
1 piece konbu (kelp) a few drops of sesame oil 1 tsp ground black pepper 1 spring onion sliced in rings (the green part)

Recipe:

Black Rice, also known as Forbidden Rice, is a whole grain rice and therefore takes a longer time to soak and cook. Soak the rice overnight and cook it for 30 minutes.

  • Wash the black rice and soak it overnight.
  • Soak the shiitake and shrimps in warm water for one hour.
  • Cut the lap cheung in 1/2 cm slices.
  • Drain the shiitake and shrimp (save the soaking water of the shiitake)
  • Drain the rice and place it with 3 cups of the shiitake water in the AZUME.
  • Add the dashi, konbu, lap cheung, shiitake and shrimp.
  • Softly cook on your smallest fire for 30 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and let it steam for another 15 minutes until it’s done.
  • Add ground black pepper and a few drops of sesame oil to taste and scoop gently.
  • Serve in bowls and garnish with a little green onion.
  • Bon appétit.