PRESSED RICE CAKES (6 pieces)
What you will need:
  • 2 Cups of glutinous rice
  • 2 Cups of water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 Cups of shredded cooked chicken meat
  • 3 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 stalk spring onion (finely chopped)
  • Salt to taste
Instructions:
  1. Saute 3 tsp of minced garlic in vegetable oil until golden brown. Be careful not to burn them. Combine glutinous rice, salt, water and 1 tsp of the sauteed garlic. You can either cook your rice in a 2-quart pot for about 40 minutes until liquid is absorbed or your rice cooker. I used rice cooker ;) Let them cool down after cooking
  2. Meanwhile, while the rice is cooking, combine the shredded chicken meat with the remaining of the sauteed garlic and ¾ of the remaining garlic oil from no.1. Season with salt to taste. Mix well and set aside
  3. Line a loaf pan with plastic wrap and brush with some of the remaining garlic oil. Sprinkle with half of the toasted sesame seeds. Spoon half of the rice into the lined pan and work with wet hands to press the rice into an even layer. If the rice is still too warmed to handle, let it cool down
  4. Spread the chicken mixture evenly over the rice and cover with the remaining rice. Sprinkle with the remaining sesame seeds and cover with more oiled plastic and weigh it down by placing few cans or something heavy on top of it
  5. Let stand for at least 20 minutes. Invert onto a cutting board, remove the plastic, and slice into 1½ inch squares with a wet knife. You can slice them further diagonally to form triangles too if you want. Serve at room temperature or lightly pan-fry them until crisp
Recipe by What To Cook Today at http://whattocooktoday.com/pressed-rice-cakes.html