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"Sticky Rice Tamales with Red Chile Duck served at Empellón. This dish came from the adaptation of a technique used in Southeast Asian cuisines for steaming rice. Rice is soaked, dressed with salsa and wrapped up in a corn husk with a bit of duck confit. The packages are steamed and the filling forms a tender cake. When we made them, they immediately reminded us of tamales in form. I have come across funky tamal recipes that utilize all sorts of different products as a replacement for masa, but never rice, so I thought the idea would make an interesting and unexpected addition to our menu. All thoughts on // Shot by @evansungnyc"

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