Sunday, January 22, 2012

Happy Chinese New Year!

In the Chinese tradition, eight-treasure rice is eaten for happiness and being together. All the ingredients can be found at the Asian food market. "Eight" treasures means there are many ingredients, not necessarily eight. But eight is a lucky number. Most recipes include dates, signifying hopes for new additions to the family, which is another way to wish for family togetherness. Share this sweet dish with your immediate and extended family/friends. Happy Chinese New Year!

Eight-Treasure Sweet Rice

5 slices canned pineapple
1/4 cup dried fruit, such as raisins, pineapples, dates, lotus seeds
25 dried pitted dates, reconstituted with water
2 cups sweet rice, cooked
1 cup sweetened red bean paste

Arrange one layer of half pineapple slices and dried fruits in a large steam-proof bowl. Layer on half of the sweet rice. Add a layer of  red bean paste, then the rest of the sweet rice. Steam for half an hour in the rice cooker.

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