from PM’s CC Vol II. Easy way to prepare ribs: saute a little sauce and pour over raw meat, then steam in the rice cooker. The flavors were just as intense as you’d get with a stir-fry: salty from the fermented black beans, garlicky, spicy.
豉汁 shi3zhi1 — fermented black bean sauce
排骨 pai2gu3 — spareribs
I chopped each rib strip into 1-in segments. The sauce is made by stir-frying the (soaked and cleaned) black beans with soy sauce, sugar, salt, and rice wine. This happens really fast, like in 10 seconds. Then the sauce is mixed with the meat in the rice cooker bowl along with a little cornstarch. Chopped garlic and chili pepper are placed on top and the whole thing is steamed for 20-30 minutes until the meat is cooked through.
Time taken: 35 minutes
Difficulty level: simple