Tuesday, April 28, 2015

One Pot Meal - Whole Tomato Rice + Steamed Minced Pork

The children are not fans of tomato. Some time ago, there was a craze in whole tomato rice on the internet, I decided to give it a try, hopefully it would change their perception on tomato. 

Initially, I thought of mixing the minced pork together with the rice. However, I was afraid that the minced pork would turn out to be too dry when it was cooked for long time, so I steamed the minced pork in the a plate and placed on the rice when the rice was almost cooked.

Tomato rice recipe adapted from Ochikeron

Ingredients for Tomato Rice:
2 cups rice (measured using the cup of rice cooker)
1 big tomato
2 carrots
1 sweet corn (alternatively, use ready packed corn kernels)

Ingredients for Steamed Minced Pork:
250 grams minced pork
1 tablespoon oyster sauce

  1. Marinate the minced pork with oyster sauce. Place in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
  2. Rinse rice and place in the rice cooker. The ratio of rice to water is about 1: 1.2.
  3. Remove the stem of the tomato. Cut a cross at the bottom of the tomato.
  4. Cut the carrots into slices and cut out the kernels of the sweet corn, add into the rice cooker.
  5. Switch on the rice cooker.
  6. At the last 12 minutes of the cooking time of the rice, place the minced pork into a plate, which is then placed in the rice cooker. (Note: Different rice cookers work differently, mine would indicate the last 12 minutes)
  7. Remove the minced pork from the rice cooker.
  8. Mash the tomato and stir the ingredients with rice.

When the rice was ready, I didn't mash the tomato immediately. I took out some rice first, just in case the children didn't like the tomato. And I had done the right thing!

Nevertheless, I enjoy tomato rice very much, and am thinking of trying out other variations for my own consumption!

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  1. Thanks for this post. This reminds me of my childhood. My mum would throw in an egg too.

    1. Agy, I learnt from my mother that rice cooker can do steamed dishes too! Thank you for your idea of adding in an egg!

  2. That is indeed a easy to make dish!

  3. Thanks. I have read many of your posts, it really good and interesting.

  4. It is amazing, learn a new way to cook,good


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