Carrot & Yam Rice Cake (Vegetarian Friendly)

This is another variation to the Yam Rice Cake and Steamed Rice Cake. More colourful and exciting, you can also have it with any sauce you like.


  • 100g carrot, shredded
  • 200g yam, peeled and rinsed
  • 300g rice flour
  • 800ml water
  • 2 1/2 cups of water
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon light soya sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • A pinch of freshly ground pepper (optional)


  1. Grease a 10-inch baking dish with some vegetable oil.
  2. Cut the cleaned yam into 1-cm cubes.
  3. Heat the vegetable oil in a medium saucepan.
  4. Stir in the shredded carrot, yam cubes, and 200ml of the water. Cook over medium heat for about 15 minutes.
  5. Sieve the rice flour, mix it with light soya sauce, salt, pepper, and the remaining water. Stir well into a smooth paste.
  6. Pour the flour paste into the carrot and yam mixture in the saucepan and mix well. Simmer for about 15 minutes. Remove from heat.
  7. Transfer it into the baking dish and steam it for 35-40 minutes over medium heat.

Versatility Note:

  1. If you do not have a baking tray, you can use moulds, or even metal bowls or ceramic bowls to steam the rice cake in.
  2. If there is any leftover, keep it in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. You can cut it into small pieces the next day and stir-fry it with some eggs and chopped spring onion. Yumm...