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Friday, September 9, 2016


Thai Yam Rice aka Khao-ob Phuek in Thai.
This is similar to the Chinese Claypot Yam Rice as the ingredients used are about the same.  The only different is that normal Chinese Yam Rice will have garlic, shallots as the aromatics but this version  don't have these.  One particular difference is, it uses butter and vegetable oil to fry the ingredients until aromatic and uses ground black pepper.
Whatever it is, this Yam Rice turns out delicious on its own.
Recipe adapted from a Thai cookbook 'Healthy and Easy Thai Cooking' [my selected cookbook for Cookbook Countdown Event#9] with modifications.
2 cups rice - washed and drained
150 gm coarsely chopped pork
200 gm yam - skinned and cubed
3 dried mushrooms - soaked and diced
2 tbsp dried prawns - rinsed several times and drained
some fried crispy cashew nuts or peanuts
2 tbsp butter and 1 tbsp oil
2 tsp light soy sauce
1-2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
  1. Melt butter in wok, fry meat until fragrant, add in dried prawns and mushrooms.  Fry until fragrant and add in rice.  Toss to mix well.  
  2. Add in yam and then rice followed by seasoning.  Mix all ingredients well.  Dish up into a steaming tray or rice cooker pot.  Add in enough water to cook the rice by steaming or in the rice cooker.
  3. Fluff up rice and serve in individual bowls, garnish with chopped spring onions or coriander leaves and some crispy peanuts or cashew nuts.
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TeaLady said...

Oh, I like the looks of this one. Yams are one of my fave veggies.

Kimmy said...

Hi TeaLady, most yam rice don't use butter or black pepper. This recipe has both these ingredients which prompted me to try. The rice is aromatic and the yam is fluffy soft.

kitchen flavours said...

Hi Kimmy,
This one pot dish looks delicious, yam rice is one of my favourites. My favourite way to eat yam rice is to garnish with lots of fried crispy shallots. Must try this version without garlic!

Kimmy said...

Hi Joyce, adding crispy fried shallots and spring onions is usually what we do but I omit these cos' it is supposed to be Thai style. I added the peanuts and try it the Thai way, then make a comparison on which is better. Perhaps, it is a matter of familiarity but this version is not aromatic as the Chinese version. Anyway, it is acceptable to me.

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