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I adapted this recipe for the Thermomix from the book The Food of China: A Journey for Food Lovers by Deh-Ta Hsiung and Nina Simonds.  When I was testing it out for dinner the other day, I got a bit distracted during the cooking as our garage door decided to get stuck half open.  I won’t bore you with the details, but a couple of other things happened and I ended up overcooking the vegetables and the rice a bit.  So, here’s a partially tested version – I’ll double-check it the next time I make it.

Steamed Chicken and Chinese Sausage (Lap Cheong) Rice

Course Main Course
Servings 4 serves


  • 16 dried shiitake mushrooms soaked in warm water for 20 minutes
  • 500 g chicken breast diced into 2.5 cm pieces
  • 2 tsp rice wine vinegar
  • 3 tsp corn flour
  • 3 small or 2 large Chinese lap cheong sausages
  • 1 bunch Asian greens sliced into 2 cm pieces
  • ½ cup basmati rice washed, drained
  • 2 spring onions thinly sliced
  • Water
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp chopped ginger
  • 2 tsp sesame oil


  • Add 500g of water in the Thermomix bowl, place sausages in the bottom tray of the Varoma, assemble and steam sausages for 13 minutes | Varoma | Speed 1
  • In the meantime, combine chicken with rice wine vinegar and cornflour in a glass mixing bowl
  • Remove mushrooms from water and keep the water
  • Remove sausages from the Varoma and slice diagonally into 0.5cm pieces
  • Set scales and add mushroom liquid into the Thermomix bowl. Top up with water to make 900g
  • Squeeze out excess liquid from the mushrooms, remove stems and slice into 0.5cm strips
  • Put the rice in the steamer basket, insert into the Thermomix bowl and put lid on
  • Place Asian greens and mushrooms in the bottom the Varoma and put chicken and sausages on the top tray; making sure that all of the holes are not covered [note: the next time I make this, I’m going to put the meat on the bottom and the vegetables on the top]
  • Assemble the Varoma, place it on the lid of the Thermomix and steam for 15 minutes | Varoma | Speed 4
  • To make the sauce, combine all of the ingredients except the sesame oil in a small saucepan. Heat on medium heat until nearly boiling. Remove from heat and add sesame oil
  • To serve, spoon some rice into a bowl, top with greens and mushrooms and then chicken and sausages. Sprinkle with the spring onions and drizzle with the sauce
Keyword Chicken, Lap Cheong, Rice, Shiitake Mushroom, Thermomix

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[Last updated: May 5, 2013]

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