If you make Steamed Taro Kuih using rice flour, you will need to add some wheat starch to adjust the texture. If you can’t get rice flour or wheat starch, you may still make this delicious kuih using uncooked white rice. Bear in mind that it is white rice/beras putih (this recipe uses white rice such as Cap Rambutan, which is cheaper), NOT fragrant rice/Jasmine rice/beras wangi.

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How to make Steamed Taro Kuih with Uncooked White Rice
 

Steamed Taro Kuih (White Rice Version, NOT Fragrant/Jasmine Rice) | MyKitchen101en

Yields: 25 pieces

Ingredients:

  • 125 g + 250 g taro (diced)
  • 100 g shallot
  • 75 g dried shrimp (soaked & drained, keep the water)
  • 25 g mushroom (soaked & drained, keep the water)
  • 250 g uncooked white rice (NOT fragrant rice/Jasmine rice) (keep refrigerated, soak overnight)
  • 125 g + 550 g water from soaking ingredients
  • 1 tsp fine salt
  • 4 tsps fine sugar
  • 1/3 tsp ground white pepper
  • 2/3 tsp five spice powder
  • 1 1/4 tsps chicken stock powder

Other ingredients:

  • 1 stalk spring onion (chopped)
  • 2 pcs red chili (diced)

Directions:

1 Divide taro into 125 g and 250 g, steam over medium heat for 15-20 minutes, or until softened.

How to make Steamed Taro Kuih with Uncooked White Rice
 

2 Slice shallot thinly. Finely chop soaked dried shrimp. Cut soaked mushroom into small pieces.

How to make Steamed Taro Kuih with Uncooked White Rice

3 Drain soaked white rice (NOT fragrant rice/beras wangi).

How to make Steamed Taro Kuih with Uncooked White Rice
 

4 Put white rice into blender, add in 125 g of water from soaking ingredients, blend over high speed for about 3 minutes until fine. Add in 550 g of water from soaking ingredients, 125 g of steamed taro, salt, sugar, ground white pepper and five spice powder, blend until well mixed. (Reminder: If the water from soaking ingredients is not enough, top up with plain water. Stop a few times during blending to prevent overheating of machine.)

How to make Steamed Taro Kuih with Uncooked White Rice

5 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 make Steamed Taro Kuih with Uncooked White Rice

6 Heat up 5 tbsps of oil, add in dried shrimp, cook over medium heat for 2 minutes. Add in mushroom and 250 g of steamed taro, cook for another 3 minutes until fragrant.

How to make Steamed Taro Kuih with Uncooked White Rice

7 Off the heat, add in rice mixture gradually, mix until combined.

How to make Steamed Taro Kuih with Uncooked White Rice

8 Cook over medium heat until thickened.

How to make Steamed Taro Kuih with Uncooked White Rice

9 Pour batter into 8-inch/20-cm square baking pan (coat with oil and line with baking paper), smooth the surface with wet spatula.

How to make Steamed Taro Kuih with Uncooked White Rice

10 Steam over medium heat for 45 minutes.

How to make Steamed Taro Kuih with Uncooked White Rice

11 Off the heat, top with spring onion and chili, cover and let it sits for 5 minutes before removing from steamer.

How to make Steamed Taro Kuih with Uncooked White Rice

12 Set aside to cool completely before unmoulding.

How to make Steamed Taro Kuih with Uncooked White Rice

13 Cut into pieces using plastic knife after unmoulding.

How to make Steamed Taro Kuih with Uncooked White Rice

14 Garnish with some fried shallot before serving.

How to make Steamed Taro Kuih with Uncooked White Rice