Steamed pork ribs with crushed rice
This is one of the most well-known dishes that you can find in many parts of China. This recipes uses InstantPot, an electric pressure cooker , to efficiently cook the ribs and crushed rice. The meat is tender with rich flavours.
Prepare Time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
Stand time: 2 hours
Serves: 6 servings
1. Pork back ribs 750 g;
2. Marinade ingredients: 2g fresh ginger shredded, 1 tablespoon freshly minced garlic, 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce, 1 tablespoon Kikkoman light soy sauce, 1/3 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon sugar, 2 tablespoons water;
3. 1/2 cup glutinous rice, 1/2 cup white rice, 1/2t pepper cones; 1 anise, 1 small piece Chinese cinnamon;
4. 2 tablespoons water, 1 teaspoon fresh chopped green onion.
1: Clean back ribs and cut into pieces between bones. Put ribs and marinade ingredients into a Ziploc bag, seal and shake well. Put in fridge for 2 hours.
2: In a small non-stick frying pan, add all ingredients 3 over medium heat. Stir and cook until rice slightly golden. Set aside to cool
3: Discard pepper cones, anise and Chinese cinnamon. Put cooked rice in a blender and pulse a few times until it turn into cornmeal size.
4. Coat back ribs evenly with crushed rice and place in a shallow bowl. Mix 2 tablespoons water with the leftover marinade sauce and pour onto ribs.
5: Place the steam rack inside the Instant Pot. Fill water to the 2-cup mark. Place the bowl with back ribs on the steam rack. Cover the lid and turn the pressure valve to the Seal position. Press the “Steam” button and set 45 minutes of cook time.
6: When it is done, wait another 5 minutes. Slowly release the pressure then open the lid. Take out the steamed ribs and decorated with 1 teaspoon chopped green onions.
Maomaomom’s Note: 1C=240ml, 1t=5ml and 1T=15 ml.