Steamed Pork with Rice Powder (Fen Zheng Rou)
Style: Jiangxi Cuisine, South China Cuisine
Characteristics: This dish looks mouthwatering and tastes fat but not greasy. The fragrant sauce and meat match perfectly.
Steamed Pork with Rice Powder (Fen Zheng Rou in Chinese), a renowned dish in Jiangxi Province, is popular in many areas of south China, including Sichuan, Hubei, Hunan, Zhejiang and Fujian Provinces. With streaky pork and glutinous rice powder as the main ingredients, this dish is healthy and nutritious. It can be spicy or sweet depending on how it is prepared. In Jiangxi Province, it is traditional to eat it on the the day of the Beginning of Summer (Li Xia on 24 Solar Terms) to prevent from miliaria.
Recipe of Making Steamed Pork with Rice Powder:
one-third of a bowlful of uncooked glutinous rice,
Note: In addition to pork, one can also make this dish with beef, lamb, and fish.
chili sauce, green onion, ginger, dark soy sauce, cooking wine, white sugar,
salt, sweet flour paste, star anise, chili oil, sesame oil
Note: The amount of the seasonings can be appropriately applied according to one's personal taste.
1. Cut the pork into 5-mm-thick slices.
2. Cut the potato into 5-mm-thick slices and scatter them on the bottom of a bowl.
3. Chop the green onion and ginger.
Preserve the pork: Add ginger, green onions, dark soy sauce, chili sauce, cooking wine, chili oil, sesame oil, sweet flour paste, white sugar and salt into the pork. Stir them well and let the mixture stand for half an hour.
Make rice powder: Pour the glutinous rice and two star anises into a pan and fry over low heat. When the rice turns yellowish, pour it into a food processor and grind it into powder.
Mix the rice powder with preserved pork. Put the mixture into the bowl with potato slices.
Steam the pork and rice mixture with potato slices. It needs about 80 minutes over high heat.
Serve the Steamed Pork with Rice Powder on a fine plate.