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Chinese sticky rice
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Chinese Sticky Rice (Lo Mai Fan)

A yummy and simple homemade Chinese sticky rice (lo mai fan) made with sweet rice, Chinese sausage (lap cheong), dried shrimp, and dried shiitake mushrooms.
Prep Time2 hrs
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese, Vietnamese
Keyword: Chinese sticky rice, Chinese sticky rice recipe, lo mai fan, Vietnamese sticky rice, Vietnamese sticky rice recipe, xoi man
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 737kcal
Author: Becca Du



  • Soak the rice for 2 hours. After soaking, drain the rice and set aside.
  • Soak dried mushrooms and dried shrimp for 10 minutes. After soaking, drain both and set aside. Cut the mushrooms after soaking.
  • Prep your steamer by bringing water to a boil and then lower to a simmer.
  • Add Chinese sausages to a pan with 1 tablespoon of water. The water helps soften up the sausage. Saute for 2-3 minutes until they are seared on all sides. Set aside.
  • Mix the soy sauce and sugar together. Add the shrimp and mushrooms to the same pan. Drizzle half the soy sauce mixture in. Saute for 2-3 minutes until cooked through. Set aside.
  • Add the soaked rice to the same pan. Next, add the rest of the soy sauce mixture. Saute for 1-2 minutes. Add in pandan leaves, mushrooms, dried shrimp, and Chinese sausage. Mix everything together.
  • Put your steamer insert on top of the steamer pot. Pour everything into the steamer insert. Steam for 20-25 minutes until the rice is cooked through.
  • Serve with scallion oil (optional) and crushed peanuts (optional).


Calories: 737kcal | Carbohydrates: 115g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 209mg | Sodium: 1637mg | Potassium: 586mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 42IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 3mg