Hot Cook Recipe [How to Make Lu Lo Rice ] The classic Taiwanese food stall bowl!


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★★★★★  Cooking time: 30 minutes, Preparation: 15 minutes + Hot Cook: 15 minutes


After a while of cooking, the aroma of a nostalgic Taiwanese food stall wafted out of the Hot-Cook! It is a delicious aroma. I served the first bowl with a bit of broth, while the second bowl was filled with much broth!

Lu Lo Rice is a typical Taiwanese mother’s dish and can be found in street stalls and restaurants in Taiwan.

I had it for the first time when I was in Taiwan on a business trip many years ago and was fascinated by its deliciousness! It has a lingering taste, with subtle differences in spiciness and sourness depending on the food stall.

Lu Lo Rice was also featured in the Taipei version of the popular Japanese TV drama “Solitary Gourmet Season 5 (Kodokuno Gurume), a business trip to Taiwan.

The key ingredients of the secret sauce are spices called “five-spice powder and Chinese star anise. Both are now available at nearby supermarkets. A small bag can be purchased for 100-200 yen and used several times.

Image: Five-spice powder and Chinese star anise

So easy to make, you’ve got to try it!


Hot Cook is Japanese popular cookware, waterless automatic cooking pot series, made by SHARP. Just put the ingredients in the pot and press the switch to automatically prepare a variety of dishes.

HOT COOK 1.6L size (for 2-4 people), Latest model with a fluorine-coated inner pot  

This article introduces recipes using the Hot Cook, which has become an indispensable part of our home.


Hot Cook Recipe [Lu Lo Rice] One Point Advice

  • We recommend using fatty curry/stew meat for pork, as it is relatively inexpensive and can be purchased in larger quantities. Pork belly block meat is a little more expensive but also tasty.
  • Hot-Cook cooking does not require water because water will be released from the onions.
  • Commercially available pickled Takana with chili goes well with this dish for condiments.

Hot Cook Recipe [Lu Lo Rice] Ingredients: 2 people


  • Pork: about 200g *cutting pork for curry into 1 to 2 cm cubes is recommended.
  • Onion: 1/4 piece (about 50g) *chopped
  • Boiled egg: 2 pieces *peeled
  • Sesame oil: 1 tablespoon


  • Sake: 2 tablespoons
  • Soy sauce: 2 tablespoons
  • Vinegar: 2 tablespoons
  • Sugar: 2 tablespoons
  • Oyster sauce: 1 tablespoon
  • Ginger: 1 teaspoon *Chewed or grated ginger is OK
  • Five-spice powder: about 1/4 teaspoon
  • Hakkaku: 1 piece


  • Commercially available pickled Takana with chili (Karashi-Takana)

Hot Cook Recipe [Lu Lo Rice] How to make

STEP 1:Prepare ingredients
  • First, make boiled eggs and peel them from the shell (preferably half-cooked).
  • Cut pork into 1 cm cubes.
  • Finely chop the onion.

Image: Lu Lo Rice Ingredients

STEP 2:Put all ingredients in the Hot Cook inner pot
  • First, add sesame oil and onions.
  • Next, add pork.

Image: First onions, then pork.

  • Finally, add the peeled-boiled egg and all the seasonings.

 Image: before cooking

STEP 3:Press the cook menu button♪

Manual Cook → Stew → Mix → Set cooking time to

“15 minutes” → Start

operation screen


Image: operation screen

STEP 4:Complete!

When you hear the finishing chime, open the lid, take out the egg first and cut it in half. Then, pour over a bowl of white rice to serve.

If desired, prepare spicy Takana as yakumi (condiments).

 Image: On the dinner table

You can also add Ra-yu (chili oil) for extra spiciness or grated garlic for seasoning. Then, please enjoy the dish by serving it with various condiments and seasonings!

Click here for an article on easy Lu Lo Rice made with ajipon.

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