Friday, August 28, 2009

Yam Rice 芋头饭

Yam rice is my hubby's favorite. However, delicious yam rice is hard to find nowadays. Mostly the yam rice that served at bak kut teh or yong tau foo stalls are lacked of ingredients and taste. Majority looks dark in color and just contain very few pieces of yam.

I love generous amount of ingredients in my yam rice. That's the benefit of cooking it myself. I just learned how to make the yam rice from my mum. This is my first time of making it, and it turned out perfectly great. :P Hurray!

Without Yong Tau Foo or Bak Kut Teh, the Yam rice tastes good on its own. It's a complete meal too. I like to serve it with homemade sambal belacan.

Yam Rice
Serves 4


2 cups of rice (washed and drained)
200 gm lean pork (cut into thin strips)
100 gm char siew (cut into thin strips)
20 gm of dried shrimp (washed and de-shelled)
6 dried mushrooms (soaked, removed stalk and cut into thin strips)
300gm yam (skinned, and cut into 1cm 3 cubes)
5 clove of garlic (finely chopped)
7 shallots (skinned and thinly sliced)
1 stalk of kai-lan (chopped)
water/chicken stock (adequate amount used to cook 2 cups of rice)
sunflower oil


2 tbsp of oyster sauce
5 tbsp of light soy sauce
1 tbsp of dark soy sauce
1 tbsp of sesame oil
dash of white pepper


1. Heat some oil in a wok, fry shallots till golden yellow. Add the garlic to saute till fragrant.

2. Pour in char siew, pork, mushroom and dried shrimps. Stir fry till you smell the aroma.

3. Add the yam cubes and rice to mix well.

4. Add seasonings and water. Bring it to a boil.

5. Pour everything into rice cooker, and cook.

6. Mean while, stir-fry kai-lan with some oyster sauce. Set aside.

7. Once cooked, serve it with the stir-fried kai-lan. It's best serve with home made sambal belacan.

Happy National Day to all Malaysian! "Satu Malaysia, Untuk Semua!"


Unknown said...

I also want lots of yam in my rice. I guess the best way is to cook ourselves. lol Will try the recipe. Thanks for sharing!

Big Boys Oven said...

I just adore yam rice, not easy to find a good one selling out there! so when can we get to indulge into yours! :)

ck lam said...

Nice of you sharing this recipe, now can put in more of ingredients that I like to eat.

SimpleGirl said...

nice recipe, i am also a fan of yam in Ipoh very rare to get it! thanks for sharing this recipe

Little Inbox said...

FoOd PaRaDiSe, boh liao boh hochiak ma, right?

Big Boys Oven, arrange a pot luck, then I can make a big pot of yam rice to share, hehe...

ck, yes, add more ingredients can bring out the flavor.

SimpleGirl, no problem. :)

New Kid on the Blog said...

another way of releasing stress?

Little Inbox said...

New kid, yup, you're right! :)

foodbin said...

my fave too-like it with more kai choy and some roast pork.


My "first visit", as promised to drop-by...Though i'm not into cooking :-)...

Cooking is a way into a person's heart (the famous saying ;-))..Lucky for your hubby

ai wei said...

i love YAM

worldwindows said...

That's a long way to get this dish up! Labour of love.

Selba said...

It looks so delicious! I would like to give it a try.

Elin Chia said...

I love Yam Rice and thanks for sharing the pot meal is good for me :p

buzzingbee said...

looks lovely!!
I agree, it's hard to find good yam rice outside.

daphne said...

I LOVE yam rice. In fact, I am going to blog abt my version soon too. Your presentation looks awesome... thanks for the ideas! =)

Dora said...

I love yam rice too. Urs look very special. :D

Little Inbox said...

foodbin, actually my mum use roast pork to cook her dish, but I didn't do so cuz forget to buy some, :(

MRC, thanks for dropping by. Hubby put on weight after we got married. Now it's time to think of low carbo diet for him, hehe...

ai wei, me too, especially the yam tong sui.

worldwindows, worth of doing so, and I enjoy the cooking session. :)

Little Inbox said...

Selba & Elin, happy trying for both of you!

buzzingbee, that's why I like cooking on my own, hehe...

daphne, can't wait to see your version. :)

Dora, oh, thank you! :P


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