The yam was protruding above the ground and was ready to be pulled.
I had used the last few for yam cake so it was time for a change. Yam rice would be good, I thought.
Gran used to make lovely yam rice and we always had seconds.
This is one of those fuss free recipes where everything finally goes into the pot.
Yam Rice (serves 4)
1 medium size yam, diced
1 piece pork (fist size), diced
2 chinese sausages, diced
5 cloves garlic, crushed
10 shallots, sliced finely, fried till golden
2 cups rice
3.5-4 cups water
salted fish, thinly sliced and fried till golden and crisp
salt and pepper to taste
- Heat 1.5 tablespoons of oil. Sautee garlic till fragrant.
- Add Chinese sausages, then pork and yam. Add salt, pepper and five spice powder and fry till fragrant.
- Add rice and mix.
- Transfer fried rice mixture into a rice cooker and add water. Go easy on the water and add more only when required.
- When cooked, serve garnished with scallions, fried shallots and salted fish.