Friday, 2 April 2021

Braised White Rice Noodle 焖白米粉

Braised dry rice noodle without adding lots of soya sauce to keep the colour light. Not a strong flavourful dish, only used a few light flavour condiments. With the right amount of water added, the rice noodles were soft and springy, but not too oily, too. The honey BBQ pork jerky or bak kwa are the most delectable topping to the dish besides the omelette 😋 To keep the dish simple, only cut red chilli, green scallion slices, and coriander leaves were used as garnishing 😊

Servings: 2 to 3 persons

105g dried rice noodle
7g white scallion, sliced
20g carrot, julienned
110g baby napa cabbage/cabbage, julienned

1g low-salt light soya sauce
2g hua diao jiu/rice wine
4g raw sugar

200g + 50g water
5g Knorr vegetable stock cube
Salt to taste

1 egg
7g milk
3g fish/light soya sauce
A few shakes of pepper powder

8g green scallion
Some green coriander
Some cut red chilli

4 slices mini bak kwa

1. Soak dried rice noodle in room temperature water for about 10 minutes. Drain away the excess water. Try not to over-soak the rice noodle, or else it would not have room to absorb the soup later. Set aside.

2. Cut the napa cabbage in length or strips, separating the stems from the leaves.

Julienned the carrot, cut the white and green scallions, red chilli and coriander.

When all the ingredients are prepared, get ready to cook.

3. Prepare the omelette and cut into strips. Set aside.

4. Heat about 1 tbsp of vegetable oil in a pot and add in white scallion. When the scallions have became fragrant, stir in the carrot strips, 

followed by the napa stem, 

and leaves. Stir fry till the vegetables have softened.

5. Push the vegetables to one side of the pot, and pour in the first 3 ingredients of the sauce to heat up.

When the sauce ingredients start to bubble, 

pour in the water.

When the soup starts to boil, add in the Knorr vegetable stock cube.

Taste the soup before adding more salt.

6. When the soup starts to boil again, add in the soaked rice noodles. Lower the heat, stir to mix the ingredients, cover with a lid to simmer for about 3 to 5 minutes, or till the rice noodles have soaked up most of the soup. Turn off the heat, and let the simmering continue for another 5 to 10 minutes.
If you find the rice noodles too dry,  pour more hot water over them till they achieve your desired softness.

7. Place bak kwa slices over the hot rice noodles to "steam".

Cover with a lid till serving.

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