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       Title: Sizzling Rice Soup
  Categories: Chinese, Soups, Ceideburg 2
       Yield: 4 servings
  
       2 c  Hot, cooked short-grain
            -white rice
     1/4 lb Medium-sized prawns in the
            -shell
     1/2 ts Salt
     1/2 ts Sugar
     1/2 ts Thin soy sauce
       1 ts Cornstarch
         ds Pepper
     1/2 lb Napa cabbage
   1 1/2 c  Oil for deep frying
       1 qt Chicken stock
     1/2 c  Fresh or defrosted frozen
            -peas
  
   For when you finally burn out on hot and sour soup, here’s a bonus!
   
   It’s relatively simple, except for the rice part and well worth the
   effort.
   
   Press hot cooked rice into a thin layer (no more than 1/4 inch thick)
   on a baking sheet.  Place in a preheated 300F oven for 30 minutes.
   Remove from the oven, turn the rice layer over, and return it to the
   oven for an additional 30 minutes.
   
   Remove from oven, and when cool enough to handle, break into 3-inch
   pieces.
   
   Shell, devein, wash and drain prawns.  Dice prawns and place in a
   bowl. Add salt, sugar, soy, cornstarch and pepper; mix well. Cut Napa
   cabbage into 1-inch wide pieces.
   
   Heat oil in wok to 325F
   
   Meanwhile, bring chicken stock to a boil.  Add prawns, peas and Napa
   cabbage.  Return to a boil.
   
   Deep fry rice patties in hot oil until golden brown (about 5 minutes).
   Remove and drain on paper towels.
   
   Pour the hot soup into a deep serving bowl and immediately add the
   rice patties.  Both the rice patties and the soup must be as hot as
   possible to produce the sizzle.
   
   If the timing isn't perfect, the soup can be reheated but the rice
   patties cannot.  (This final step, which is quite showy, may be done
   at the table.)
   
   Serve at once.
   
   Makes 4 servings.
   
   NOTE:  The rice patties can be baked 2 weeks in advance, stored in an
   airtight container and refrigerated.  They also can be frozen for up
   to 2 months.
   
   Source unknown.
   
   Posted by Stephen Ceideberg; February 10 1992.
  
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