Bitter Melon Stuffed with Sticky Rice

Preparation info
  • Makes

    4 to 6

    servings as part of a multicourse meal
    • Difficulty


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By Linda Anusasananan

Published 2012

  • About

At the Hakka 3 Generations restaurant in Hong Kong, we sampled a modern version of stuffed bitter melon. Usually pork fills the green rings, but these are plump with sticky rice laced with bits of cured pork and preserved vegetables. A savory sauce flows over the filled rings.


Melon Rings

  • cup long-grain glutinous rice
  • 1 tablespoon Tianjin (Tientsin) preserved vegetable
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For the melon rings

  1. Place the rice in a wire strainer and rinse well, stirring the rice occasionally. Spread an even layer of rice in a 9- to 10-inch shallow heatproof dish that will fit inside a steamer, such as a Pyrex pie pan. Rinse the p