How To Cook Frozen Rice Cakes

How To Cook Frozen Rice Cakes

How to Cook Frozen Rice Cakes With the Proper Equipment

How to cook frozen rice cakes is one of those classic cooking questions that remain at the back of many a chef’s minds. Why does it taste so bad? Why do I always end up eating a reheated meal? Is it unhealthy? These are all valid questions, but often the answers are elusive. What are Chinese rice cakes?

Chinese rice cakes, ranging dumplings, or Chinese rice cakes as we commonly refer to them, are simply made from finely pounded long-grain rice, have a chewy, sticky texture, and are often spiced up with chili, ginger, or Sichuan peppercorns. Some versions come frozen, some come fresh, and others are vacuum packaged. These recipes have been around for literally centuries.

You can either make these recipes at home (which is surprisingly easy) or find a Chinese restaurant that specializes in this particular specialty.

  • To make cylindrical rice cakes: In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil and place the long-grain rice in the pan, covered with water. Bring to a boil then cover for 2 minutes. Uncover, add butter or oil and mix to combine. Stir constantly until desired firmness is achieved.
  • How to cook Chinese rice cakes: Bring water to a boil and place the long grain rice in a saucepan, covered with water. Add butter or oil and mix to combine. Cover for 2 minutes.
  • How to cook Chinese rice cakes: Bring water to a boil and place the long grain rice in a saucepan, covered with water. Add butter or oil and stir constantly until desired firmness is reached. Cover for another minute and then uncover and pop into a microwave oven for approximately a minute.
  • How to cook frozen rice cakes – using a slotted wooden spoon, dip the end of a slotted wooden spoon into the hot water and hold over the uncooked rice cakes. Once the water is heated, place the cakes into the water and cover for a few minutes to steam the rice. When the rice has finished steaming, turn off the stove. Add the butter or oil and stir to combine. Serve warm or at room temperature.
  • How to cook Chinese rice cakes – using a slotted wooden spoon, dip the end of a slotted wooden spoon into the hot water and hold over the uncooked rice cakes. Once the water is heated, place the cakes into the water and cover for a few minutes to steam the rice. When the rice has finished steaming, turn off the stove.
  • How to cook frozen rice cakes – in the microwave, add the uncooked rice and mix thoroughly until smooth. Pour the mixture into one glass dish, add one tablespoon of sesame oil and mix in completely. Cap the dish with plastic wrap and let cool. Enjoy this traditional Chinese treat.
  • How to cook spicy rice cakes – in a frying pan, heat vegetable oil, and bring to a gentle boil. When the oil begins to smoke, turn off the stove. Place the uncooked rice into a mixing bowl and add vegetable juice, ginger, and a bit of sesame oil. Stir to combine and cover for five minutes. Uncover and stir again and remove from the heat.
  • How to cook frozen rice cakes – in a wok, add vegetable oil and brown sugar to the wok, bring to a gentle simmer and allow to steep for about five minutes. Once done, uncover and stir. Allow the mixture to cook for another five minutes. Once cooked, remove from the wok and place toasted ceramic cups.
  • How to cook Chinese rice cakes – in a skillet, brown sugar and water are heated to boiling and poured over dry raisins. Add the dried raisins and flaky pieces of the coriander and stir to combine. Bring to a gentle boil and add your pork rind, slice the cooked raisins into thin slices and stir fry for two minutes.
  • How to cook Chinese quinoa – in a pan, wok, or pressure cooker, dry chives, dried chili peppers, onions, and garlic were added to the pot along with enough water to cover the beans. Bring to a gentle boil and add the beans with enough water to cover them. Cover and cook for one minute. Uncover and stir fry for two minutes, once done, place into sterilized containers and freeze for up to three months.

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