‘Xôi man’ authentically consists of steam sticky rice, Chinese sausage, little shrimp, chicken, pate and shredded pork. This is a simplified version with less ingredients and preparation but still packs with all of its best.

Total cooking time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4


2 cups glutinous rice
½ teaspoons salt
500g Vietnamese pork loaf
2 Chinese sausages
3 eggs
Fried shallots
2 cucumbers
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 tablespoon fish sauce
½ tablespoon sugar
Soy sauce to serve


Soak the rice overnight in cold water. Drain the rice and rinse until the water runs clear.

Sprinkle the rice with salt and put the rice in a steamer and steam for 20 minutes.

Place the Chinese sausages on top of the rice and continue to steam for another 15 minutes.

The rice is fully cooked when it tender all the way through.

Remove the sausages out of the sticky rice then slice thinly.

In the meantime, beaten the eggs in a bowl, season with salt and peppers and pan-fried to make a couple of thin omelets. Roll and cut the omelets into strips.

To make the quick cucumber pickles, cut the cucumbers in half, length way then slice. Combine the vinegar, fish sauce and sugar with the cucumber and leave it for 10 minutes.

Unwrap the Vietnamese pork loaf and slice into thin slices.

Serve sticky rice warm with pork loaf, omelet strips, Chinese sausages and a sprinkle of onion flakes. Serve the cucumber pickles and soy sauce on the side.

This authentic Vietnamese dish is from the clever mamas at www.ricekitchen.com.au