Yam Rice (芋头饭)
Yam Rice
Yam Rice pictures (2 of 3)

Yam or taro is a root vegetable that I love to eat. There are quite many ways to make yam (taro)—sweet as in Bubur Cha Cha, sweet yam paste (or nee), or savory as in Yam Rice.

My late parents loved Yam Rice and I am glad that I’d acquired the liking for this dish. In my family, we almost never had yam rice at home so I didn’t know how to make yam rice until my mother-in-law came visit us a few years ago. She taught me how to make this easy one-pot dish and now, I whip it up whenever I am lazy to cook.

In Penang, yam rice is often sold by Yong Tau Foo hawkers and it’s the very reason why I fell in love with it  because I am a huge fan of Yong Tau Foo. Imagine a bowl or two of aromatic yam rice to go with the different varieties of fish balls, fish paste stuffed inside tofu, chili, okra, and more; it’s simply delectable.

Here is my yam rice recipe. If you have an electric rice cooker at home, you will be able to make yam rice rather painlessly. I also made some Yong Tau Foo which I will share the recipe with you soon. My friend Noobcook had just made her version of yam rice with Chinese BBQ pork (char siu), check it out.

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  1. Hi, when i was in Daman Sara Malaysia a couple of years ago i sampled some delicious yam deserts. They were of pastel colours, small rectangular shape, made with yam, they were slightly sweet and chewy. Do you have a recipe for these please?

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