Minneapolis Vegan Meetup Message Board › Chinese Triple Happiness Recipe
San Rafael, CA
1 large purple head of cabbage, finely chopped (green will do, too)
1/2 C extra virgin olive oil
8 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2/3 C ginger, peeled and finely chopped
1/2 C natural peanut butter
3 T unrefined cane sugar (or whatever vegan sugar you choose. Agave will not do.)
1 T blackstrap molasses
1/2 C crushed peanuts
2/3 C soy sauce
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground fennel
1/2 tsp. ground star anise, or five seeds (take the seed out of the star first!)
3 ground cloves
2 C brown or white sweet rice, or sticky rice (6C water)
1. Saute cabbage in oil for ten minutes or so until its halfway cooked.
1a. Skip down to the bottom to get your rice started, then resume cabbage directions at number two.
2. Add garlic and spices and keep cooking until garlic is halfway cooked.
3. Add everything else and cook down until what you see in the murky pot is a dark, fragrant wilt of murmuring Chinese folk tales.
Bring 3 C water to a boil. Immediately pour in 2 C rice. Stir and let boil again with lid on. Don't forget about this rice! You have to do this all as soon as it boils. Take lid off after you see it boil and break lumps up with wooden spoon, quickly. Put lid back on, let it boil again, then turn it down to med-low, keeping lid on. Leave the rice alone for 15 minutes, then check to see it's done. You only get one chance to lift the lid or you might wreck it, so choose your opportunity wisely! Have I scared you yet?
Serve Triple Happiness Cabbage on top of sweet rice and have a whole lot of fun.