DACE FISH AND ONE POT RICE COOKER RICE
Getting supper on the table has never been easier, and a friend recently challenged me to come up with another simple rice cooker recipe like our Rice Cooker Ribs and Rice. I went to the pantry to get some ideas for using our rice cooker for a last-minute meal. One can of Chinese dace fish with salted black beans at the back of the pantry caught my eye, and this One Pot Rice Cooker Recipe with Dace Fish came to fruition almost immediately.
In our house, this dace fish in cans has been a pantry’s mainstay for over three decades. 30 years later, the design, recipe, and addicting seasoned fish and fermented black beans haven’t changed–and they’re just as good served with a bowl of steaming white rice after a long day at the office.
Black beans are the primary flavor in this dish, which is both delicious and comforting. Just pop the lid open and enjoy! Of course, it can be taken wherever. Bring some dace and black beans with you if you’ll be gone from home for a long time.
USE A RICE COOKER OR A REGULAR OVEN TO COOK
This fish must be good because Barry slapped it between two slices of white bread. A rice cooker is required for this dish. If you don’t already own one, you may easily cover the gap with a basic pot.
However, we do believe that a rice cooker is a worthwhile purchase. Using them is a cinch, thanks to the clearly marked water levels inside the pot and the plastic measuring cup that precisely matches the water level count.
For this recipe, I used the plastic measuring cup with my rice cooker, which yielded two cups of cooked rice. Toss in a few frozen peas and carrots, and your rice cooker will do the rest. Finally, you’re done! My friend couldn’t stop dancing while eating this one.
- 185g of dace fish with salted black beans
- 1 chopped scallion
- 2 cups of uncooked rice
- ½ cup of diced carrots
- ½ cup of frozen peas
- 1 teaspoon of dark soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon of light soy sauce
- ¼ teaspoon of white pepper
- ¼ teaspoon of sugar
- Add the 2 “cups” of uncooked rice to your rice cooker along with enough water to cover the “2” line. Rinse and drain the rice. Use 2 standard dry measuring cups’ worth of rice, soaked for 30 minutes, if using a conventional pot instead of a rice cooker. Drain, then add to the pot with two cups of water.
- The liquid from the frozen veggies and the oil from the dace fish can now be replaced with 1/4 cup of water. This step should also be completed if you’re cooking it on the stovetop.
- Debone the dace fish, then rip it apart into little pieces using a fork or chopsticks after opening the can. Everything should be placed in the rice cooker. Add the sugar, white pepper, dark and light soy sauces, carrots, and peas at this point. A thorough blending of all ingredients is required. Push start after securing the rice cooker. Mix the scallions in with the cooked rice before serving.
- Simply bring the rice to a boil in a pot, reduce the heat to low, cover it, and simmer it for 15 to 20 minutes, or until all the liquid has been absorbed.