Steamed baby ribs with glutinous rice


Steamed baby ribs with glutinous rice

By Maomaomom

This is a wonderful traditional Chinese dish popular in Nanjing, China. The dish is well loved by my family. This recipe uses InstantPot, an electric pressure cooker to quickly and efficiently  achieve a rich and melting in your mouth results.
糯米蒸排骨2 Steamed baby ribs with glutinous rice
Prepare Time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 55 minutes
Level: Easy
Serves: 4 servings


1. Baby ribs 750 g;
2. Marinate ingredients: 1 green onion cut into big pieces, 1 small piece fresh ginger spliced, 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce, 1 tablespoon Kikkoman light soy sauce, ¼t chicken bouillon powder, ½t salt, 1t sugar, 1 tablespoon water and 1.5 tablespoon corn starch;
3. 1/2C glutinous rice, 2C water。


1: One day ahead, clean baby ribs and cut into pieces between bones. Put baby ribs and marinate ingredients into a Zip-Lock bag, seal it and shake well in a fridge over night.
2: On the day of making this dish, in the morning soak glutinous rice in 2C water for 8 hours. Drain the rice, coat baby ribs with soaked rice and place into a shallow bowl.
2: Take out your InstantPot , add 2C water in and put the stand in side then place the bowl with rice and baby ribs on the stand. Cover the lid and make sure the valve at the close position. Choose “steam” function and set for 55 minutes and then start.
糯米蒸排骨1 Steamed baby ribs with glutinous rice
3: When it’s done, wait for 10 minutes and then release the pressure and open the cover. Take out the Steamed baby ribs with glutinous rice and enjoy it.

Maomaomom’s Note: 1C=240ml, 1t=5ml and 1T=15 ml.

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33 Responses to Steamed baby ribs with glutinous rice

  1. Toni says:

    What size is the bowl you need need to put the ribs and rice in and where can I get it

  2. Carol says:

    What is glutinous rice?

    I look forward to your response so I can make this recipe!

    Thank you

  3. TZ says:

    I made this once and it was delicious. Can I double the recipe? Do I need to adjust the cooking time? Also I would imagine if I doubled the ribs they might not lie flat in the bowl. Will they cook ok if they are stacked on top of each other? Thank you!

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