I ate rice nearly every day growing up at home. At least weekdays for sure. On weekends, my mom would make more time consuming dishes, like phở. Typically with our rice, we had a protein dish, a vegetable dish and often a canh (Vietnamese soup). Since I have moved out, I have not eaten much rice regularly and so have not been eating any of these dishes either. I decided I would change that and learn the recipes.
Most of the dishes accompanying rice are not too time consuming. My mom would leave me instructions to prep vegetables and cook rice when I got home from school. So when she got back, she would just have to cook the ingredients.
Trứng Hấp (Steamed Eggs)
Trứng hấp is a steamed egg dish with ground pork, salted duck egg and century egg. Century eggs are not for everyone, but I like them! It's actually a recipe that my dad's family had, so it's Chinese. I like this dish but have not had it for a number of years since my mom only cooks "special" dishes when I visit and not "regular" ones like this.
* 100 g ground pork
* green onions or onion, chopped small
* 2 eggs, beaten
* 2 salted duck eggs (yolks only), sliced
* 2 century eggs, sliced
* 1 tsp salt
* garlic powder and pepper, to taste
* ¼ cup milk
Place all ingredients in a dish that will fit everything.
Mix the beaten eggs in with everything else.
Steam for 20 minutes; let a bit of air in - my mom leaves a chopsticks between the lid and steamer.
All the raw ingredients in one dish.
Beaten eggs and pork mixed together
Steamed eggs. It does not look all that appetizing but it's good, I swear!
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