Cooking With Uncle Charley


A typical college student might resort lớn pizza or mac và cheese for an easy meal, but as an international student, I know there is no comfort food like the dishes I grew up eating in China.

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To satisfy my cravings for the taste of rice, I have simplified the traditional Cantonese style clay pot rice into a dish that I can make in my dorm. This recipe can be made within half an hour, only using a rice cooker. I bought all of my ingredients at Lee’s Oriental Market, a 15 minute walk away from my campus, but all ingredients can easily be found in your local Asian grocery store.

"Clay Pot" Rice with Chinese Sweet Sausage

Prep Time:5 minutes Cook Time:25 minutes Total Time:30 minutes Servings:2-3 Medium


2 cup rice 2 cup water 2-3 links Chinese sweet sausages (Cantonese style) 5 tablespoon soy sauce 2 tablespoon olive oil 2 heads bok choy

Step 1

Wash the vegetables and boil water in the rice cooker.

Step 2

Add bok choy or your choice of veggies into the boiling water, and boil for 2-3 minutes.

Step 3

Rinse the rice about three times then add the dry rice to a bowl and fill it with water. Use your hands lớn move the rice around in the bottom of the bowl.

Step 4

Carefully, pour out the starchy water, making sure not lớn pour out the rice too. Repeat until the water is clear.

#SpoonTip: Remember, this is an essential step to get rid of the dirt & extra starch from the rice.

Step 5

Add water to your cleaned rice (usually one cup rice with one cup water, but you can change the amount of water depending on your personal preference).

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Step 6

Dump it into the rice cooker bowl & press ‘Cook’.

#SpoonTip: Soaking the rice an hour beforehand will create stickier và fluffier taste.

Step 7

When the rice is almost cooked (when there is still a little water left in the rice cooker), địa chỉ sausage link on top of the rice.

Step 8

Once the rice is done, take out the sausage liên kết and cut them on a diagonal (about 1/4 inch wide).

Step 9

Add the sliced sausages and cooked vegetable to lớn the rice.

Step 10

Pour soy sauce & olive oil into the rice. Season lớn taste.

Step 11

Mix everything together. Let the rice sit for 3-5 minutes before serving.