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Pot Garlic Rice

蒜香煲仔飯

Together with the beetroot miso soup (see my previous post), I made steamed rice with my cast iron pot, a simple recipe with only garlic, bacon and some green peas. I love garlic so much. It’s one of my favourite seasoning ingredients in many of my recipes. Garlic is an immune system booster and is getting much popular recently due to the spreading of COVID-19. In this recipe, I would use a whole garlic. Cooked garlic is starchy, sweet and fragrant.

You could use electric rice cooker to make steamed rice. But I like to cook with my cast iron, it produces perfect golden rice crust. Read more about how to make perfect rice on How to cook steamed rice with cast iron pot.

Ingredients –

  • Bacon, 150g
  • Garlic, 1, about 60g
  • Rice, any type, 340g, for 3 serving
  • Water, 450ml
  • Frozen green peas, 1/2cup

How to do –

1. Garlic peeled, keep whole clove or sliced;

2. Bacon roughly chopped;

3. Heat 1tbsp of oil on hot casserole, lower to medium heat, stir-fry the bacon till golden, removed from the pot;

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4. Put in the garlic and stir-fry till golden and fragrant;

5. Rice washed, I use Chinese short grain, put in the casserole, mix with the garlic; Pour in 450ml of water, bring to boil in high heat, then lid on, in low heat, cook for 10 minutes. certain types of rice might absorb more water than others, it really depends. Usually for this amount of rice, 400ml to 450ml of water should be fine;

6. Rice should be set now then put in the bacon and peas. Lid on and simmer for 15 more minutes. Turn off the heat but make sure you let it rest for at least 10 minutes; then you could mix them well, have a taste, season with a nip of salt and pepper or light soy sauce.

用料

  • 培根150克
  • 蒜1头,约60克
  • 大米340克(3-4人份),任何种类的米都可以,我用的是东北大米
  • 水450毫升
  • 青豆半杯

做法

  1. 我用了一整头蒜,蒜去皮,可以整颗用或切片;培根切小;
  2. 热锅放一点橄榄油,转中火,把培根炒香炒出油,盛出;
  3. 蒜粒同样炒至金黄;
  4. 放入大米,翻炒一下;放水,水的量跟平时用电饭煲做饭的量一样就可以。我这款米吸水比较多。大火煮沸后盖上锅盖转小火煮10分钟;
  5. 放入炒好的培根和青豆,继续盖上锅盖小火煮15分钟就好。关火后不要马上吃,放10分钟等水分充分吸收。稍微放一下锅巴更容易铲起来;吃之前可以放一点生抽调味。

Pot Garlic Rice

蒜香煲仔飯

Preparation time: 40mins
Serving: 3-4

Ingredients

bacon 150g

garlic 60g (1)

rice 340g (any type)

water 450ml

frozen green peas 1/2cup

Instructions

1.Garlic peeled, keep whole clove or sliced;

2.Bacon roughly chopped;

3.Heat 1tbsp of oil on hot casserole, lower to medium heat, stir-fry the bacon till golden, removed from the pot;

4.Put in the garlic and stir-fry till golden and fragrant;

5.Rice washed, I use Chinese short grain, put in the casserole, mix with the garlic; Pour in 450ml of water, bring to boil in high heat, then lid on, in low heat, cook for 10 minutes;

6.Rice should be set now then put in the bacon and peas. Lid on and simmer for 15 more minutes. Turn off the heat but make sure you let it rest for at least 10 minutes; then you could mix them well, have a taste, season with a nip of salt and pepper or light soy sauce.

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