The vegan recipe for Clay Pot Taro Rice:

servings – 5


  • 500 g taro (peel and dice)
  • 2 cups white rice (wash and drain)
  • 1 cup soya mince
  • 1 cup shiitake mushrooms (soak in water until soft and dice)
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 ½ cup water


  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • ½ tsp five-spice powder
  • 1 tbsp salt


  1. Heat oil, fry soya mince until golden brown, remove and set aside.
  2. Fry taro over medium heat until it gets crispy on the outside, add five-spice powder, stir-fry for 10 seconds, remove and set aside.
  3. Fry shiitake mushrooms until fragrant, add soy sauce and stir-fry for 10 second.
  4. Add white rice, salt, fried soya mince (step 1) and fried taro (step 2); stir-fry for 1 minute, transfer to a clay pot and add water.
  5. Cover and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, then reduce to low heat and cook for another 20 minutes.
  6. Turn off the heat and leave covered for 5 minutes.
  7. Enjoy!