Steamed Glutinous Rice, Lor Mai Fan (糯米飯)






Steamed Glutinous Rice, Lor Mai Fan (糯米飯)!

During my trip to Singapore recently, I saw a recipe for Steamed Glutinous Rice in a cookbook while browsing at the bookshop at Changi Airport.  I read it and I managed to cook it for dinner a few nights ago. I think I managed to recall most of the ingredients although I guesstimated the quantities. This recipe works well and my family enjoyed it!

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Serves: 5 servings


500g glutinous rice
Lemon juice extract from 1 lemon or 2 tbsp white vinegar.

Chicken, 1 breast and 2 thighs (cut in the your desired size)
10 dried shiitake mushroom (soak, drain, stems removed and cut)
50g dried shrimp (wash and drain)
50g dried scallop (soak and drain)
6 shallots (sliced)
5 cloves garlic (chopped)
Cooking oil
350ml water

3 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp thick soy sauce
1 tsp salt
¼ chicken cube
1 tsp ginger paste
1 tsp white pepper

Chopped spring onion





  1. Soak glutinous rice with water and add lemon juice or white vinegar for 3 to 4 hours. Drain well. The reason of adding lemon juice is to reduce the stickiness.
  2. Marinate chicken with the seasoning ingredients.
  3. Heat some oil in a wok, stir-fry shallots till brown and crispy. Remove the fried shallots and keep aside.
  4. Add garlic to the remaining oil and stir-fry till fragrant. Then add in dried shrimp, dried scallop, mushroom and the marinated chicken with the seasoning. Stir-fry for a short while.
  5. When the chicken turn white, add in the glutinous rice and 350ml water.
  6. Transfer all ingredients from the wok to a steamer tray. Steam over high heat for 30 minutes or until rise is cooked. Remove from steamer. Serve hot, garnish with spring onion and fried shallot.


I substitute the 350ml water with water used to soak dried scallop and mushroom.

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    • Hi, thank you for visiting my blog. 175ml of water. It is half of the recipe. Happy cooking:)

  1. Hi, the steaming time I remained the same 30 mins but how come the glutinous rice was so soggy? What glutinous rices are you using? Is there only 1 type or more? Pls advise, thanks.

    • Hi, I am sorry to hear that your your rice was soggy.
      Did you monitor? The 30 minutes is just an estimated duration. Once the rice is cooked, you can remove from steamer.
      It could be the rice too. New rice seems to absorb water better and softer than old rice. I was using just normal glutinous rice from Thailand. Probably the rice I used is old rice:)
      I hope this help.

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