Treasure Fragrant Rice
Gong Xi! Gong Xi! Bountifully welcome this lunar new year with our Treasure Fragrant Rice. Cook this flavorful, savory dish filled with treasures of waxed meats, dried sweet barbecued pork (bakwa) and arrowhead root for your family and friends.
Arrowhead roots (see koo or nga koo in Cantonese) are crisp, white fleshed bulbs appearing in early spring. Interestingly, they taste like a cross between a potato and a water chestnut. Besides making the ever popular nga koo crisps, Chinese like to pair them with seasonal meat delicacies such as preserved sausages and waxed duck.
As an alternative to waxed duck, I will teach you how to easily make your own waxed chicken which is similar to a confit. The waxed chicken goes so well with this Treasure Fragrant Rice.
To all Dish By Ili fans – Have a wonderful Year of the Boar, filled with Treasures of Health, Wealth and Happiness!