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Sizzling Rice Soup

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Sizzling Rice Soup
Here's a soup that sings for its supper. It's always a treat to watch the "oohs" and "aahs" when this soup is brought to the table in a Chinese restaurant. Now you can put on your own show at home.
Main Ingredients
Other Ingredients
Main Ingredients
Other Ingredients
  1. Cut chicken into thin slices, then cut slices into thin strips. Combine marinade ingredients in a medium bowl. Add chicken and stir to coat. Let stand for 10 minutes.
  2. Soak black mushrooms in warm water to cover until softened, about 30 minutes; drain. Remove and discard stems;thinly slice caps.
  3. Bring broth to a boil in a large pot. Add chicken, black mushrooms and straw mushrooms. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 2 minutes. Add bamboo shoots, carrot, zucchini, peas, wine, salt and pepper; simmer for 2 minutes.
  4. In a wok, heat oil for deep-frying to 375'F. Deep-fry rice crusts, 4 pieces at a time, turning continuously, until puffed and golden, 15 to 20 seconds. Remove and drain on paper towels.
  5. To serve, bring hot soup to the table in a tureen. Slide hot rice crusts into the soup and listen to the sizzle. Break rice crusts with soup ladle and serve.
Recipe Notes

Recipe from Martin Yan's Culinary Journey Through China, Publisher: KQED Books & Tapes. Photograph by Geoffrey Nilsen.

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2 thoughts on “Sizzling Rice Soup”

  • I was looking for this recipe for a long time.
    It seems what I had in L.A long time ago.
    I want to make it.
    But you don’t have any direction or how to make video
    For the rice crusts.
    I saw some of videos but all different.
    I like your s looks white and clean .
    Please send me information how to make perfect rice crust.
    This soup is special because you are using rice crusts
    So flavourful .
    Thank you very much.
    Looks so delicious.

    • If you cook the rice in a covered saucepan (not a rice cooker) and slightly overcook until there is a dry but white crust in the bottom of the pan, this is what you deep fry according to the directions.

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