Pak Choi, bok choi, Chinese cabbage, pak choi parcels, yamani rice with vegetables, vegan recipe

1. Gather the ingredients

  • yamani rice
  • a bunch of pak choi
  • a couple of mushrooms
  • 1 large carrot
  • a bunch of fresh parsley
  • sesame seeds
  • sesame oil
  • soy sauce
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • a pinch of salt and pepper

Pak Choi, bok choi, Chinese cabbage, pak choi parcels, yamani rice with vegetables, vegan recipe

2. Chop and sauté

Chop the carrots and mushrooms into small bits and sauté in a pan with a little vegetable oil. Add a few drops of sesame oil, this will give the mix an exotic scent.

Pak Choi, bok choi, Chinese cabbage, pak choi parcels, yamani rice with vegetables, vegan recipe

3. Prep the mix

Mix the sauté vegetables with the Yamani rice and a bit of fresh chopped parsley. Sprinkle some sesame seeds, white or black ones.

Pak Choi, bok choi, Chinese cabbage, pak choi parcels, yamani rice with vegetables, vegan recipe

4. Steam the pak choi

Steam the pak choi in a regular, or bamboo steamer before making the parcels. Take out when it gets soft and leave to cool.

Pak Choi, bok choi, Chinese cabbage, pak choi parcels, yamani rice with vegetables, vegan recipe

5. Cut the ends

Once the pak choi has cooled down, cut the stems off (this makes the wrapping easier and will avoid any breakage)

Pak Choi, bok choi, Chinese cabbage, pak choi parcels, yamani rice with vegetables, vegan recipe

6. Place the mix in the center

Using a spoon, place some rice mix in the center of the leaf.

Pak Choi, bok choi, Chinese cabbage, pak choi parcels, yamani rice with vegetables, vegan recipe

7. Wrap!

Wrap up the stem ends first and then fold in the sides. Turn over and the parcel is ready. Enjoy dipped in salty soy sauce.

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