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Ningbo has many rice cake recipes with various seafood ingredients, among which dried seaweed is one of the most-frequently used.
Rice cake with seaweed
A quick recipe that combines crispy seaweed and tender rice cake is among the favorites of many kids. It serves as a good appetizer.
250 grams soaked rice cake slices
150 grams dried seaweed flakes
15 grams sugar
150 grams oil
Heat the oil until it smokes and then slowly fry the slices of rice cake until brown. Add the sugar, sprinkle on the seaweed flakes and stir well.
Stir-fried greens with rice cake
Rice cake is often partnered with shredded pork and green vegetables making a tasty main dish that balances taste with nutrition.
500 grams rice cake slices
200 grams sliced cabbage
100 grams shredded pork
90 grams oil
15 grams cooking wine
6 grams salt
Heat half the oil until it smokes then slowly fry the pork until slightly brown.
Heat the rest of the oil and quickly stir-fry the cabbage, add half the salt, and add the stir-fried pork.
Add the rice cake, some water and the cooking wine, and boil for one minute, add the other half salt, stirring well.
The pork can be replaced by shrimp or beef.
Dessert dishes with rice cake
These have a tender flavor and texture that is not overwhelming.
250 grams rice cake fingers
45 grams brown sugar
3 grams cinnamon
Boil the rice cake fingers until soft, drain and transfer to a plate. Sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon.
(China Daily 02/13/2013 page9)