We’re always looking for easier ways to get a satisfying dinner on the table. After a quick scan of the pantry for inspiration, my eyes landed on a lone can of Chinese dace fish with salted black beans at the back of the cabinet, and this One Pot Rice Cooker Rice with Dace Fish recipe was effortlessly born.
2cupsuncooked rice(about 335 grams, the 2 cup measurement may vary based on the cup your rice cooker came with)
Rinse and drain the 2 “cups” of uncooked rice, and add it to your rice cooker, along with enough water to reach the “2” line of your rice cooker. If using a regular pot instead of a rice cooker, you’ll use 2 standard dry measuring cups’ worth of rice, soaked for 30 minutes. Drain, and add to the pot along with 2 cups water.
Now, take out ¼ cup of water to compensate for the liquid that comes from the frozen vegetables and the oil from the can of dace fish. If you’re cooking this on the stovetop, you’ll also want to do this step.
Open the can of dace fish, debone the fish, and pull it apart with a fork or chopsticks into small pieces. Add the whole thing to the rice cooker. Now add the carrots, peas, dark soy sauce, light soy sauce, sugar, and white pepper. Mix everything well. Close the rice cooker and push start. Once the rice cooker is done, mix in the scallions and serve!
(If using a pot, simply bring the rice to a boil, turn the heat down to low, cover, and simmer for about 15-20 minutes, until all the liquid is absorbed.)