How to make Lotus Root Leaf Rice -

A delicious variety of rice cooked with lotus roots and leaves.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Lotus Root (भें / नादरू), Lotus Leaf

Cuisine : Chinese

Course : Rice

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Lotus Root Leaf Rice

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Some say Chinese cuisine is 400,000 years old going back to the Peking Man and his use of fire. Some other accounts of the history of Chinese cuisine takes the beginning to the Chinese stone age. However today Chinese cuisine enjoys the distinction of being the most popular in the world.
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Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Lotus Root Leaf Rice Recipe

  • Lotus Root 2

  • Lotus Leaf 4

  • Rice soaked 1 1/2 cups

  • Oyster mushrooms 3-4

  • Boneless chicken chopped 150 grams

  • Shrimps 1/4 cup

  • Ginger grated 1 inch piece

  • Soy sauce 2 tablespoons

  • Black pepper powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Sugar 1 teaspoon

  • Rice wine 2 teaspoons

  • MSG 1/4 teaspoon


Step 1

Peel and wash lotus roots thoroughly under running water and slice thinly. Parboil in two cups of salted water and cook till half done. Drain. Soak oyster mushrooms in one cup of hot water for five minutes. Drain and slice. Wash and wipe the lotus leaves dry. Drain and boil the rice in four cups of water till three fourth done.

Step 2

Drain thoroughly. Mix together rice, lotus roots, mushrooms, chicken, shrimps, ginger, soy sauce, black pepper powder, salt, sugar, rice wine and MSG. Place the leaves on a flat worktop, place the rice mixture in the centre of each leaf and fold up the edges neatly.

Step 3

Secure with a string. Heat sufficient water in a steamer, place the rice parcels in it and steam for ten to fifteen minutes. Open the parcels and serve hot.

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