Daily Archives: September 4, 2013

腊肠饭 (One-Pot Lap Cheong/Chinese Sausage with Rice)

I’m often jokingly called a failure of a Canto person because I can’t eat pork. (Half the dimsum out there probably has pork in it, in some shape or form.) Such as it is, I can never eat 腊肠饭, which smells gloriously wonderful (and is probably terrible for you and super-fatty, so I guess it’s not the end of the world). My mom happened upon a store that sold chicken Chinese sausages. :O!!!

She sent me back here with a pack of it, so I decided to make a pot of it for our surprise potluck for Kosina (part II of her birthday since we were no longer slaving over that quiz). Again, I didn’t feel like going home, so guess where I cooked it? (Yes, at school.) I checked the rules on the wall and while it said it didn’t allow space heaters, personal microwaves or refrigerators in these rooms, they said nothing about rice cookers. I realize this is probably because I’m like 1 out of 8 Asians every year, so they didn’t see a need to be that specific, but meh! Works for me!

The recipe was adapted from here! I thought I brought an actual knife with me, but apparently I did not, so I used what Adam calls my “hobo fork” (it’s a fork/knife/spoon/etc. contraption that I absolutely adore) to cut it up and kept sneaking covert glances at the window because I felt like a criminal for cooking in my study room (2nd time in a span of 2 days! D: ). About an hour into the cooking (it takes almost 2 hours for my rice cooker to make perfect brown rice), I came back from retrieving something and opened my door. It smelled so amazing, I went to the next room to tell Mike to follow me. (The last time I did this, Sean and I managed to scare him (score!) but Sean almost got punched in the face.) He followed me willingly anyway, and when he walked into my room, he contemplated ditching all his friends to stick around for “when my rice cooker sings.” I felt like this would be a bad idea, so if there are leftovers,  I’ll have him try it later.

Failing at being a creeper. (I happened to turn around.)

We’ve gotten a little more creative with our “Keep out” signs. It’s kinda hard to read, so it say: “Beware all ye who enter here…” (M) “Trespassers will be eaten for dinner.” (F) “^ yea.” (M)

腊肠饭 (One-Pot Lap Cheong/Chinese Sausage with Rice)

-3 cups brown rice
-1/2 onion, diced
-1 1/2 tsp chicken essence powder
-black pepper, to taste
-1 clove garlic, minced
3 lap cheong (Chinese sausage), sliced
-1 egg

1) Put everything other than the egg into the rice cooker + add enough water to cook the rice (I just follow the markings on my rice cooker.
2) Crack an egg over the cooked rice + mix.
3) Cover rice cooker + let it stand for another 5 minutes for the egg to cook.