Chee cheong fun or sometimes called cheong fun and steamed rice rolls in English is made of rice flour, steamed to perfection and served with sauce. Perfect as snacks and commonly seen in one of the dim sum dishes.
I guess nothing makes you happier than a daughter gives you two thumbs up for the chee cheong fun. She loves chee cheong fun 🙂 Chee Cheong Fun is also one of my favorite childhood snacks. They are also one of the popular Dim Sum dishes. I never ever have Dim Sum without Chee Cheong Fun. Dim sum is the Cantonese term for a type of Chinese dish that involves small individual portions of food, usually served in a small steamer basket or on a small plate.
This very simple steamed rice rolls is made of rice flour, corn starch, water, and a bit of cooking oil and salt. Simple as that! In my hometown where I grew up, they are usually made plain and served with sauce, fried shallot crisp, and sesame seeds. At the Dim Sum restaurant, they usually serve the one with shrimp, pork, beef, vegetables, or other ingredients.
My favorite part as usual!
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Chee cheong fun (Steamed rice rolls)
Chee cheong fun batter:
- 1 cup soy sauce
- 3-4 Tbsp sugar adjust accordingly to your taste
- 1 Tbsp sesame oil
- Stir until sugar dissolves or you can briefly heat the mixture up to melt the sugar. I love the simple combination of this sauce
Mix all the ingredients for the batter. Stir until it is well-mixed and no lumps
Prepare a steamer (big enough to harbour an 8 inches tray). Prepare 2 of the 8 inches trays. Brush with some oil or use cooking spray
Laddle about 1/4 cup (25 ml) of the flour mixture onto the tray and swirl around to cover the entire tray. It helps to actually put the tray in the steamer first and then ladle the batter and swirl, it covers the surface much better. Cover with lid for 2-3 minutes, my mom said she 4-5 minutes worked for her. The flour mixture will turn white and slightly transclucent. Make sure the heat is high enough. If it’s not hot enough, the flour mixture will not congeal and it will taste starchy
Repeat this process with another tray and while another one is steaming, you can roll this one that is ready. Use a rubber spatula to scrape off any batter that gets stuck to the pan and then oil the pan again and continue with the process. Make sure you stir the flour mixture EVERY TIME before you laddle it to the tray. The flour mixture tends to settle at the bottom after a while
Garnish with sesame seeds fried shallot crisp and douse with the sauce
The tray that you use to steam can be round or square. I won't recommend tray that is too thick. I used these round cake pans and the result are always good.
Other dim sum recipes you might like is HERE