Saturday, November 6, 2010

Long Bean Rice - Featured in Group Recipes

This recipe was given to my mum by a neighbor about 45 years ago.  Her name was Siew Hong and a nice lady.  I used to go to her house to play with her kids almost everyday after I finished my homework from school. She had lost her life to cancer at a rather young age leaving behind her hubby and 2 children.  Each time, mum cooks long bean rice, it reminds me of aunty Siew Hong.

1 1/2 cups of rice
130 gm log beans, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 pc Chinese sausage
70 gm waxed meat

2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon white pepper powder
2 teaspoon light soya sauce
1 tablespoon dark soya sauce

Heat oil in wok and fry shallots till golden brown. Remove fried shallots and set aside. Add (A) and mix well with the shallots oil.  Add seasoning and stir fry for 2 mins. Transfer all ingredients into rice cooker. Add  water till it covers rice completely just like how you usually cook rice. Turn on the rice cooker and wait for it to cook automatically. Sprinkle fried shallots over rice before serving.  This taste delicious when wrapped in Romanian lettuce.  


  1. What a lovely recipe...from a lovely woman, I'm sure. It is wonderful to celebrate people that have gone before us by cooking some of their favorite recipes or foods. Thank you for your kind words about baby Ryan this morning. They meant so much to me.

  2. Thanks for the reminder. My mom cooked this one pot meal for us very often back in Malaysia. We calk this 'chai tau peng' Sometimes she will add some 'kai choy' to it too.

  3. love the recipe and story behind it... the cooking is the art of remembering the loved ones :)

  4. That is so sad about Siew Hong. But it's wonderful that you can remember her through food. Food is such a powerful reminder of our past, isn't it? Now I will know what to do with the long beans I see at the farmers market!

  5. Monet,
    You are welcome about baby Ryan. Please keep us posted on his condition. Believe that miracle happens.

    I did not realise how food can play such an important part in bringing back memories until I started my blog in July.

  6. ICook4fun,
    Thanks for the tip on adding "kai choy". I will definitely try that.

  7. ladymorgiana,
    Yes, cooking can bring the family closer.

  8. Trix,
    I am glad you find a new way to use your long beans:D

  9. Hi Quay Po:D I am glad you visited my blog, thus showing me the way to your blog which is full of wonderful looking dishes that I can cook at my own home:D Thanks for visiting!

  10. Jeanie,
    Thank you for dropping by and I am happy to find yours too. I am always delighted to find foodie friends in my own country. Looking forward to reading more of your recipes and posts. Have wonderful Sunday!

  11. I love this because it looks so simple and so good. Thank you very much for sharing this! (And the photos are also wonderful).

    P.S. I'm a new follower! :)

  12. Jude,
    This is really simple to make and it is one pot meal. A good recipe for a busy working couples. I always keep some Chinese sausage and waxed meat in my pantry. They are very handy for a quick meal.


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