Chinese Sticky Rice Wrapped in Lotus Leaf (Lo Mai Gai) Recipe

Chinese Sticky Rice Wrapped in Lotus Leaf (Lo Mai Gai) Recipe
26 Ingredients
  • 2 cups sticky rice (sweet rice)
  • For the Marinated Chicken:
  • 1/2 pound skinless, boneless chicken thighs, sliced thinly
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon oyster sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Shaoxing wine
  • 1 teaspoon dark soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 2 pinches kosher salt
  • For the Sticky Rice Seasoning:
  • 1 teaspoon Shaoxing wine
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon oyster sauce
  • 2 teaspoons dark soy sauce
  • For the Lotus Leaf Packages:
  • 2 dried lotus leaves or 4 sheets of 2-foot-long parchment paper
  • 2 tablespoons small dried shrimp, soaked in water for 5 minutes, then drained, rinsed, and patted dry (optional)
  • 3 teaspoons canola or vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 whole shallot, minced
  • 2 medium garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 dried shiitake mushroom caps, rehydrated in hot water for 15 minutes, then drained, squeezed dry, and sliced thinly
  • 2 salted duck eggs (cooked or uncooked)
  • 3 ounces Chinese bacon (lap yuk), sliced thinly
  • 2 Chinese sausages (lap cheong), sliced thinly on the bias
Nutrition
504
25% daily value
6 servings
                                       
                                            balanced, low-​sugar, dairy-​free
     

Fat

33% 22

Saturated

28% 6

Trans

- 0

Monounsaturated

- 10

Polyunsaturated

- 4

Carbs

19% 58

Carbs (net)

- 56

Fiber

5% 1

Sugars

- 2

Sugars, added

- 0

Protein

36% 18

Cholesterol

86% 258

Sodium

19% 465

Calcium

3% 33

Magnesium

12% 48

Potassium

12% 403

Iron

12% 2

Zinc

16% 2

Phosphorus

38% 267

Vitamin A

6% 58

Vitamin C

2% 1

Thiamin (B1)

12% 0

Riboflavin (B2)

17% 0

Niacin (B3)

27% 5

Vitamin B6

25% 0

Folate equivalent (total)

9% 35

Folate (food)

- 35

Folic acid

- 0

Vitamin B12

28% 2

Vitamin D

0% 1

Vitamin E

6% 1

Vitamin K

2% 2
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