Easy-to-prepare Fragrant Taro Rice / Yam rice, the ingredients include soft moist taro, mushroom, lap cheong and dried shrimp. A must-try recipe for taro lover!

You can add some fried shallots to further bring out more flavours.

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How to cook Fragrant Taro Rice/Yam Rice

Taro Root: What It Is

Taro root is a starchy vegetable that’s used as an ingredient in many Asian dishes. It’s also often eaten on its own, and it can be baked, boiled, or fried.

Taro root is popular in many different cultures because it has a mild flavor and a smooth texture, so it works well in both sweet and savory dishes. The most common way to eat taro root is by boiling or steaming it until soft, then mashing it with a fork until smooth. You can also roast the taro root if you want to add a slightly nutty flavor to your dish.

In Hawaii, taro has been used for centuries as an important part of traditional Polynesian cooking. The Hawaiians have created several dishes using taro, including poi (a traditional Hawaiian dish made from mashed taro root), laulau (a steamed meat dish wrapped in taro leaves), and haupia (a dessert made from coconut milk).

taro roots and taro leaves
Taro root and taro leaves
 

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Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients:

  • 450 g uncooked white rice
  • 2 sticks lap cheong (Chinese sausage)
  • 1 stalk scallion
  • 100 g shallot
  • 300 g taro
  • 30 g mushroom (soaked & drained, keep the soaking water)
  • 50 g dried shrimp (soaked & drained, keep the soaking water)
  • 100 g + 650 g water from soaking ingredients
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 ¼ tsps dark soy sauce
  • ¾ tsp fine salt

Directions:

1 Rinse white rice for 2 times with water, drain off the water completely.

How to cook Fragrant Taro Rice/Yam Rice
 

2 Steam lap cheong for 10 minutes until cooked through.

How to cook Fragrant Taro Rice/Yam Rice

3 Chop scallion. Dice lap cheong. Slice shallot. Dice taro. Dice soaked mushroom. Finely chop soaked dried shrimp.

How to cook Fragrant Taro Rice/Yam Rice
 

4 Add shallot to 200 g of cooking oil, mix well. Cook over medium-high heat until lightly browned. Off the heat, continue to cook with residual heat until golden brown. Put fried shallot on a sieve to drain off the oil, set aside to cool.

How to cook Fragrant Taro Rice/Yam Rice

5 Preheat 6 tbsps of cooking oil, add in dried shrimp, cook over medium heat for 2 minutes. Add in mushroom and taro, cook for another 2 minutes.

How to cook Fragrant Taro Rice/Yam Rice

6 Add in uncooked white rice, continue to cook for 2 minutes.

How to cook Fragrant Taro Rice/Yam Rice

7 Add oyster sauce, dark soy sauce and fine salt to 100 g of water from soaking ingredients, mix well, add to white rice, cook until liquid has dried up.

How to cook Fragrant Taro Rice/Yam Rice

8 Transfer to rice cooker, add in 650 g of water from soaking ingredients, cook with “White Rice” function. (Reminder: Adjust the amount of water added according to the type of white rice you use.)

How to cook Fragrant Taro Rice/Yam Rice

9 When the rice is cooked, add in lap cheong and scallion, mix well.

How to cook Fragrant Taro Rice/Yam Rice

10 Garnish with some fried shallot before serving.

How to cook Fragrant Taro Rice/Yam Rice

How to cook Fragrant Taro Rice/Yam Rice

Fragrant Taro Rice/Yam Rice

Easy-to-prepare Fragrant Taro Rice / Yam rice, the ingredients include soft moist taro, mushroom, lap cheong and dried shrimp. A must-try recipe for taro lover!
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Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 20 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 5 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 8 servings
Calories 293 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 450 g uncooked white rice
  • 2 sticks lap cheong Chinese sausage
  • 1 stalk scallion
  • 100 g shallot
  • 300 g taro
  • 30 g mushroom soaked & drained, keep the soaking water
  • 50 g dried shrimp soaked & drained, keep the soaking water
  • 100 g water +650 g from soaking ingredients
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 ¼ tsps dark soy sauce
  • ¾ tsp fine salt

Instructions
 

  • Rinse white rice for 2 times with water, drain off the water completely.
    How to cook Fragrant Taro Rice/Yam Rice
  • Steam lap cheong for 10 minutes until cooked through.
    How to cook Fragrant Taro Rice/Yam Rice
  • Chop scallion. Dice lap cheong. Slice shallot. Dice taro. Dice soaked mushroom. Finely chop soaked dried shrimp.
    How to cook Fragrant Taro Rice/Yam Rice
  • Add shallot to 200 g of cooking oil, mix well. Cook over medium-high heat until lightly browned. Off the heat, continue to cook with residual heat until golden brown. Put fried shallot on a sieve to drain off the oil, set aside to cool.
    How to cook Fragrant Taro Rice/Yam Rice
  • Preheat 6 tbsps of cooking oil, add in dried shrimp, cook over medium heat for 2 minutes. Add in mushroom and taro, cook for another 2 minutes.
    How to cook Fragrant Taro Rice/Yam Rice
  • Add in uncooked white rice, continue to cook for 2 minutes.
    How to cook Fragrant Taro Rice/Yam Rice
  • Add oyster sauce, dark soy sauce and fine salt to 100 g of water from soaking ingredients, mix well, add to white rice, cook until liquid has dried up.
    How to cook Fragrant Taro Rice/Yam Rice
  • Transfer to rice cooker, add in 650 g of water from soaking ingredients, cook with “White Rice” function. (Reminder: Adjust the amount of water added according to the type of white rice you use.)
    How to cook Fragrant Taro Rice/Yam Rice
  • When the rice is cooked, add in lap cheong and scallion, mix well.
    How to cook Fragrant Taro Rice/Yam Rice
  • Garnish with some fried shallot before serving.
    How to cook Fragrant Taro Rice/Yam Rice

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Notes

This recipe yields 8 servings. 
The nutritional value for reference is for 1 serving. 

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 293kcalCarbohydrates: 61gProtein: 10gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 564mgPotassium: 410mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 44IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 66mgIron: 1mg
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