Saturday, February 21, 2009

Chwee Kueh (aka Steamed Rice Pudding)

Chwee Kueh is one of my top local favourite snacks and it is actually steamed rice pudding eaten with chopped turnips. I came across this recipe in a local kueh recipe book. It looked easy so I decided to try it but it wasn't so easy after all. My chwee kueh turned out to be hard, sticky and spongy. Maybe I suggest adding a little more water, using wheat starch and a little less rice flour. Or not to exceed 10 min of steaming. Maybe some veteran who sees my blog can give me a tip or two.

Rice pudding:
350g rice flour sifted
40g tapioca flour sifted
20g wheat starch (I didnt have wheat starch so I used corn starch)
600ml water
750ml boiling water
1tsp salt

150g chopped salted turnip (chai por)
1 tbsp minced garlic

3 tsp light soy sauce
1 tsp pepper
2 tsp sugar

Blend rice flour, tapioca flour, wheat starch and salt with water and mix well till smooth.
Pour boiling water into it and mix well.
Grease small baking cups with oil thoroughly.
Pour mixture into cups and steam at high heat for 10min.
Remove and let cool.

Fry garlic with 2 tbsp of hot oil.
Stir till fragrant. Add chopped turnip and add seasoning. Fry till fragrant. Keep warm on low heat.
Serve chwee kueh with turnip topping.


Anonymous said...

Aw, these look fantastic - and they are vegan! Thank you for the recipe and I'm going to search for some salted turnip to give it a try :)

Missy said...

they are more like a Singaporean food.. not sure if you can find it in Japan though :) anyhow let me know your results!

Phoebe said...

Mum can make this! She uses pork with shittake mushrooms! Especially when the mushrooms are sweet~ Its surprisingly filling eh

Missy said...

hi there urs is more the taiwanese style is it? cos local singaporean style doesnt include mushroom eh

Phoebe said...

hahaha, didn't notice that...well she can cook pork and mushrooms with salted veg but my family likes less of it.

Missy said...

well i guess theres alot of free play in cooking. try and test till u like it