糯米藕/Sweet Sticky Lotus Roots

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糯米1 杯

藕两段

糯米洗净泡过夜

藕段洗净去皮。 在藕的靠头部分切一刀, 把浸泡过的米塞进藕中,用根筷子不断的捅一捅米。塞满米后把刚刚切掉的那一头用牙签再固定到藕段上。放在电压锅里加水没过藕,加点红糖(也可不加)煮45分钟。准备吃时,加一杯的水在锅里, 再加1大勺的干桂花,几粒的枸杞和半杯的冰糖煮开;加淀粉水勾芡后倒在切成片的藕上面。

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Sweet sticky rice 1 cup

Lotus two big pieces

Wash rice and soak overnight

Lotus root washed, peeled. Cut the top off one of the ends, put soaked rice inside the Lotus roots, with the help of a chopstick constantly poke the rice make sure all the holes are filled with rice. Use tooth picks to connect the cut off part back to the lotus root. Put lotus inside an electric pressure cooker, add water over Lotus and some brown sugar (or not) and cook for 45 minutes. When ready to serve, add a cup of water in a pot, and add 1 tablespoon of dried Sweet-scented osmanthus, a few grains of lycium barbarum and half a cup of crystal sugar and bring to the boil; add starch water to thicken it and pour over the top of sliced Lotus root.

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