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Cebu Style Steamed Rice

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Total Time: 55 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Cebu Style Steamed Rice is a twice cooked rice where its stir fried and steamed then topped with a starchy pork and prawn sauce.




  • 500 g kg pork shoulder, thinly sliced
  • 15 pcs prawns, shelled
  • 3/4 cup Green Peas, fresh or frozen
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp Chinese cooking wine
  • 2 tbsp Tapioca starch
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup corn flour
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp minced garlic

Egg Fried Rice

  • 6 cups cooked rice
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • salt


  1. Tenderize pork pieces using the back of a cleaver, place in a container together with baking powder and some salt, let it marinate for 15 minutes.
  2. Place corn flour in plate then lightly coat the pork pieces.
  3. Prepare a wok, add enough oil for deep frying then once its hot deep fry pork pieces in medium heat for 2 minutes or just until golden brown.
  4. In a separate wok add oil then sauté garlic, ginger and shallots.
  5. Bring heat to high then add the Chinese cooking wine, soy sauce and chicken stock. Bring to a boil then add the pork, continue to boil for 5 minutes.
  6. Combine and mix well water and tapioca starch.
  7. Still in high heat add the prawns, green peas and tapioca starch slurry, continue to boil for 3 minutes or until sauce becomes thick. (You can adjust the thickness of the sauce to your liking by adding more tapioca starch or more water).
  8. Turn heat off then add the sesame oil, season with salt.
  9. Prepare your egg fried rice, Using a wok heat up oil until it nearly reaches its smoking point. Add rice and salt and stir fry for a minute.
  10. Make a well in the middle of the wok then pour in beaten eggs, once cooked mix in together with the rice.
  11. Remove from heat then set aside.
  12. Place egg fried rice on bowls, then press it firmly to the bottom.
  13. Top it with the cooked meat mixture, place on a steamer and steam in high heat for 7-10 minutes.
  14. Remove from steamer then serve immediately.