Steamed Egg Custard with Prosciutto and Green Onions

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Think of this quick-cooking dish as an Asian-style frittata. The egg mixture cooks slowly over simmering water to produce a moist custard for a light dinner, brunch, or lunch. Substitute ham for prosciutto, if desired. Steamed or sautéed bok choy makes a good accompaniment.
4 servings (serving size: 1 custard wedge and 3/4 cup rice)


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2 tablespoons minced shiitake mushroom caps
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger
4 large eggs
Cooking spray
4 cups water
1/4 cup finely chopped prosciutto (about 1/2 ounce)
1/4 cup minced green onions
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
3 cups hot cooked basmati rice


Combine first 6 ingredients, stirring with a whisk; pour into a 10-inch pie plate coated with cooking spray.

Open a small metal vegetable steamer; place steamer upside down in a large, deep wok. Add water; bring to a simmer. Wearing oven mitts, carefully place pie plate on top of inverted steamer. Cover and cook 3 minutes. Carefully remove wok lid; sprinkle custard with prosciutto and onions. Cover and cook 3 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean. Wearing oven mitts, carefully remove pie plate from wok. Drizzle custard with oil; cut into 4 wedges. Serve over rice.

Created date

April 2005

Nutritional Information

Calories 219
Caloriesfromfat 28 %
Fat 6.8 g
Satfat 2 g
Monofat 2.5 g
Polyfat 1.2 g
Protein 10 g
Carbohydrate 28 g
Fiber 1.1 g
Cholesterol 216 mg
Iron 1.7 mg
Sodium 270 mg
Calcium 36 mg