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Shanghai Vegetable Rice (菜饭)


Another great way to make the kids eat their vegetable is to mix it into their food in such a way that it is almost impossible for them to pick them out. And every mouth full ensures that they are also getting a mouth full of greens. Plus the rice is flavoured, so it makes the whole experience more pleasant. Serve it with a side of pan-fried salmon and you get yourself a nice healthy balanced meal!

Ingredients (Serves 3-4)

  • 5 slices of old ginger
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tbsp shao xing wine
  • 4 cups chopped baby xiao bai cai / xiao bai cai (bok choy)
  • Salt and white pepper to taste
  • 2 cups white rice, washed (Rice cooker measuring cup or 3/4 cup regular measuring cup)
  • 3 cups chicken/ikan bilis/veg stock ( I used veg stock)
Cook rice in rice cooker with stock instead of water.

Heat pan on med high with oil.
Pan fry ginger and garlic until fragrant.

Add the chopped up vegetable.
Season with wine, salt, and pepper.

When vegetable is wilted, turn off heat.
Set aside until rice is done.

When rice is done, add the cooked vegetable and liquid into the cooked rice.
Fluff them all up together.

Fish out all the ginger slices before serving.
Serve with easy Cantonese Style Steam Fish!

Bon appetit!!

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  • Reply
    20 June, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    Hi Shar, how you doing? This vegetable rice look so inviting and delicious. Thanks for sharing, one way to attract the kids to eat vege.

    Have a wonderful weekend, regards.

  • Reply
    24 June, 2014 at 3:25 am

    Hi Shar Kay,

    I laughed seeing you doing this because I did the same too when my son was little. He used to pick the vege but now he is used to the vege and stop picking them… 3 cheers for mummy! We win!


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