Rice-Cooked Vegetables and Rice-Cooked Pork

Fan Wu Cai 飯吾菜

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Preparation info

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Every Grain of Rice

By Fuchsia Dunlop

Published 2012

  • About

One of the traditional ways of cooking rice in China is in a zengzi, a bamboo or wooden steamer. The rice is boiled for a few minutes to ‘break its rawness’, then tipped into a zengzi and steamed until cooked. In the countryside, it was common to cook other food over the rice, inside the zengzi. One way of doing this is to place the cut ingredients with oil and seasonings in a bowl, then lay the bowl directly on the rice, or on a bamboo frame suspended over it. Another