I love claypot rice, although I have to admit that we don’t own a claypot. Mother uses ceramic bowl to individually steam the rice and flips the rice on serving plate. It is very delicious and every time she makes this, it is a treat. This is a pork version of our family’s claypot rice. You can substitute it with beef or chicken. Or a bit of everything.
The dish is a bit of fragrant rice topped with succulent braised pork, shiitake mushrooms and hard boiled egg. Our version is always served with heaps of fresh coriander and pickled shallots, chilies and cucumber.
I think the cone-shape mould is just perfect for this dish. It is very pretty. I served this to a couple of friends and they were impressed. It was the first time I didn’t get the “This looks like … Bhawahaha” remark.