Chinese Nian Gao Recipe
Rice Cake with Mixed Vegetables

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This Nian Gao Recipe is a vegetarian recipe. Many vegetables are added in, including cabbage, bell pepper, tomato, apple, and even navy bean. You don't need to worry about its calories. And it's easy to cook.

Chinese Nian Gao Picture

We know that Nian Gao is varied in different places in China. The nian gao we used here is from Shanghai area which is made from rice powder and glutinous rice powder. Rice is hard and glutinous rice is sticky and soft. When they combine according to a proper ratio, they'll taste soft, tender, and a little al dente.

Nian Gao with Mixed Vegetables

Preparation and cooking time: 20mins


100g rice cake, thin flake or cylinder shape

1 layer of cabbage leaf

1/2 green bell pepper, small

1/2 apple, small

1 tomato, small

5 to 6 navy bean, cooked

1 cup water or stock


1 tbsp onion, chopped

1 tbsp green onion, chopped

1 tsp garlic, chopped


1 tbsp miso

1 tbsp tomato paste


1. Wash rice cake in hot water.

   Split cabbage leaf into small pieces;

   Dice tomato, bell pepper, and apple.

2. Heat oil in a wok, add Sauce, stir fry several times in low heat.

   Add Seasoning. Stir fry till fragrance comes out.

3. Add cabbage, tomato, bell pepper, apple, and navy bean. Stir fry several times.

4. Add 1 cup of water, rice cake. Mix well, bring to a boil.

   Simmer till thicken and cooked, about 5 to 8mins.

5. Turn off heat, serve.


Rice cake is sticky. Add water whenever it's almost dry.

You can replace the Sauce(tomato and miso) with any your favorite sauce in hand.

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