fried glutinous rice with steamed prawns

Fried Glutinous Rice with Steamed Prawns

Fried Glutinous Rice with Steamed Prawns is a dish featured in a TVB food programme. The restaurant chef explained that this dish is traditionally made with crabs but he uses prawns instead as it produced a better result – in that the glutinous rice is not mushy.

The combination of fried glutinous rice and steamed prawns sounds interesting. Inspired, I tried to recreate this dish. Here is my version. I think I might try making this dish with crabs in my next attempt.


1 cup of glutinous rice (soaked, then drained)
6 prawns
1 tbsp dried prawns (soaked in 1.5 cups of hot water, drained, reserve soaking water)
1 tbsp dried scallop (soaked with dried prawns)
1 tsp fried garlic
1 tsp fried onion
1 tsp chai por
1 tbsp oil

1 tbsp soya sauce
1 tsp dark soya sauce
Lots of white pepper
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp five spice powder


  1. Wash the glutinous rice. Add water to the cleaned glutinous rice. Soak the glutinous rice for 1/2 hour.
  2. Soak the dried prawns and dried scallops in 1.5 cups of hot water.
  3. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan. Add fried onion, fried garlic and chai por.
  4. Add hydrated dried prawns and scallops. Mix well.
  5. Add drained glutinous rice and fry.
  6. Add seasoning: soya sauce, dark soya sauce, white pepper, sugar, salt and five spice powder. Mix well.
  7. Add the reserved dried prawn soaking water gradually. Once absorbed, add more soaking water.
  8. Fry the glutinous rice until cooked. Adjust taste to your liking.
  9. Scoop the fried glutinous rice into a rice cooker pot. Place the prawns on top of the glutinous rice.
  10. Press “cook”. After 10 minutes, the dish is ready to be served.
  11. Pack the rice into a rice bowl and tip onto a serving plate. Arrange the prawns on and around the glutinous rice. Enjoy!

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