Loh mai kai (chicken in glutinous rice)

Main Dish
10 servings
15 min
25 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 10
450 g glutinous rice

6 Chinese dried mushrooms

1/2 whole chicken

2 tablespoons soya sauce

1/2 teaspoon thick soy sauce

2 tablespoons oyster sauce

2 teaspoons sesame oil

1 tablespoon sugar

1/4 teaspoon pepper

7 tablespoon oil

170 g roast pork (if you can't find roast pork, omit it but add a bit more chicken to your dish)

3 pieces dried chinese sausage

1 tablespoon cornflour

salt to taste

1 stalk coriander leave - chopped


  • Soak the glutinous rice overnight. Rinse and drain well. Soak the mushroom for about 20 minutes and then cut in half.
  • Cut the chicken into bite-size pieces. Season with 1/2 Tbsp sesame oil and 1 teaspoon sugar.
  • Slice the roast pork into 1 cm cubes and season with 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce, 1/2 teaspoon thick soy sauce, 1 tablespoon oyster sauce, 1 teaspoon sesame oil, the remaining sugar and pepper.
  • Slice the sausages thinly, lightly fry for about 2 minutes and set aside. Heat 2 tablespoons oil and fry chicken until cook and all the gravy absorbed. Remove and set aside.
  • Heat another 2 tablesponos oil, add in roast pork and stir fry for about a minute. Add mushrooms and 1/4 cup water cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Blend cornflour with 1/4 cup of water and thicken the gray. Set aside.
  • Mix the glutinous rice with 3 tablespoon oil, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1/2 tablespoon sugar and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Divide chicken, roast pork, sausages and mushrooms into 10 equal portions. Place each portion in a bowl.
  • Divide the rice into 10 portions also and cover the ingredients of each bowl with 1 portion of rice. The bowls should only be half full. Steam the bowls of rice in a steamer for 30 minutes or until the rice is well cooked. Turn each bowl of rice onto a serving plate and serve garnished with chopped coriander leaves.


Loh Mai Kai (Chicken in Glutinous Rice), photo 1
Loh Mai Kai (Chicken in Glutinous Rice), photo 2
Loh Mai Kai (Chicken in Glutinous Rice), photo 3
Loh Mai Kai (Chicken in Glutinous Rice), photo 4


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