Stuffed Lotus Root with Sticky Rice

This is one of the dishes that I want to try for a long time. With a pressure cooker, it will be a lot easier.

  1. Prepare a lotus root. Mine is about 700g. Peel it. Cut two ends at about 3-5 cm. Don’t throw them away.
  2. Wash sticky rice and drain them. I used about 1/2 cup.
  3. Fill the lotus root hole with sticky rice. This step needs patience and time. You can use chopsticks to help you with it.
  4. After that, put the two cut-off ends back and fix them with toothpicks firmly.
  5. Put lotus root into pressure cooker. Add in enough water covers it or at least 3/4 of it.
  6. Cook under higher pressure for 30 mins.
  7. Cut 6 big red dates into slices and remove the seed. Also prepare 30g rock sugar cubes.
  8. After 30 mins. Add red dates and sugar into the pressure cook and cook under high pressure for another 20 mins.
  9. Take the lotus root out. Remove all the toothpicks. Let it cool down and cut into slices.
  10. The red date water is delicious. You can also use some to get thickened sauce. And glaze the dish.

Lotus root is very soft and so is sticky rice.

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