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Pressed Tofu and Rice Cakes

Dim Sum and Other Snack Foods

Pressed Tofu and Rice Cakes
Ingredients
2 cups hot glutinous rice
1 pound firm tofu
2 Tablespoons thin soy sauce
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon finely minced chili pepper pieces
2 Tablespoons minced fresh ginger
2 Tablespoons black Chinese vinegar
2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
Preparation:
1. Slice tofu in three layers, and cut each piece into two pieces, then brush them with soy sauce.
2. Mix the hot rice with the cornstarch, chili pepper pieces, and the fresh ginger and press this mixture into each side of each piece of tofu.
3. Mix vinegar and sugar, and sprinkle this on every side of the rice-coated tofu cakes, and set them aside on a wire rack for about half an hour.
4. Heat a wok or fry pan, then add the oil, and when very hot, fry each side of the rice-coated tofu pieces for one minute; then put them back on the wire rack for half a hour and the serve them.

                                                                                                                                                       
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