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by Thao Le

Since ancient times, Midnight Rice has been a food that has been served throughout the night, often known as witching hour. It is commonly distributed to porters who labor late at night in Hue, Vietnam's ancient capital. Today, when it comes to this peculiarly named rice meal, we will certainly be intrigued by both the name and the meal's distinctive and creative presentation. Midnight Rice is also a traditional meal associated with Hue's ancient city walls and the culinary culture of Vietnam.

This Midnight Rice meal is cooked in a manner quite similar to that of mixed rice in Vietnam. The chef will compress the cooked rice in the bowl to give it a lovely shape, then lay it in the center of the serving plate and surround it with all of the prepared veggies. All of these processes are required to ensure that the Midnight Rice meal is presented most attractively. They are all well-balanced with a hint of each ingredient and are all chopped or minced for ease of enjoyment.

With the natural sponge texture of cooked rice and the variety of flavors created by the colorful toppings, this meal makes an unforgettable impression on anybody who has the pleasure of enjoying it. With that specific inspiration in mind, and Food Blogger Duong Yen Nhi (Accnhi) will share a Vegan Midnight Rice recipe with you today. Please refer to the following recipe!

Total Time
30 mins

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Ingredients for 2 Servings

  • 200
    ml of Water
  • 100
    grams of skinless Mung Beans


  • Preparation Time
    20 mins
  • Cooking Time
    10 mins
  • Total Time
    30 mins

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  2. The Mushrooms: Marinate the oyster mushrooms with a pinch of salt and pepper and fry until golden brown, finishing with a sprinkling of fried onion.
  3. The Mung Beans Paste: Soak 100 grams of skinless mung beans in water for 1-2 hours, then rinse and finely blend with 200ml of water to obtain a bean paste combination as shown.
  4. Season with 1 teaspoon of vegan seasoning powder and a pinch of ground pepper to taste.
  6. Step 1: Basic fried Mung Beans Paste
  7. Begin by heating the pan and sautéing the shallots. Add a thin coating of bean paste and lid. Fry for approximately 5 minutes on low heat, or until the bean paste below is golden brown.
  8. Step 2: Fried Mung Beans Paste with Vegetables
  9. Similar to the first recipe, add the minced veggies and fry until golden brown.
  10. Note: You should prepare one basic fried mung bean piece first, and then add veggies to the second one to create two distinct toppers.
  11. Step 3: Finish and Serve
  12. Finally, cut the two fried toppings above and arrange them on a platter alongside rice and other veggies. You may enhance the taste of the rice by adding a teaspoon of satay.


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This unique Vegan Midnight Rice is inspired by and Food Blogger Duong Yen Nhi (Accnhi), one of the long-standing traditional meals of Hue city - the ancient capital of Vietnam. This is an appealing suggestion for a meal with robust culinary traditions that will help enrich your family's vegetarian diet. Enjoy with vegetarian fish sauce to enhance the delectability and appeal of this Vegan Midnight Rice.

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