Nor Mai Guen

Glutinous Rice Loaf

Preparation info
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    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Dim Sum Book

By Eileen Yin-Fei Lo

Published 1982

  • About

This very rare preparation is still another winter-only treat. After you eat it, you tend to stay quite warm, thus making it not quite the thing to eat if you don’t have air-conditioning.


  • 2 cups glutinous rice (also known as “sweet rice”)
  • 1 tablespoon dried shrimp
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To prepare rice

Place the rice in large bowl. Wash 3 or 4 times with cold water, then drain thoroughly. Place the rice in a 9-inch cake pan, add 2 cups of cold water, and place the pan in the steamer. Steam for 30 to 40 minutes or until the rice is soft and sticks together. Set aside.

To prepare shrimp