Pulut Kuning (Yellow Sticky Rice)

Pulut Kuning

Today’s recipe is pulut kuning. Traditionally pulut kuning is served only on ceremonial events or special occasions such as Eid, weddings, engagements and at celebrations concerning newborns (bercukur or berbuai) and also when a child completes his or her learning of the Quran. This Pulut Kuning is normally served with rendang or serunding.

Ingredient 🙂

  • 300g glutinous rice (beras pulut)
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tamarind peel (asam gelugor)
  • 2/3 cup thick coconut milk + 1/2 tsp salt, mix well
  • 1 pandan leaf

Method 🙂

  1. Wash the glutinous rice and then soak the rice with turmeric powder and tamarind peel for few hours.
  2. Drain the rice and take out the tamarind peel.
  3. Prepare the steamer and then place the rice and the pandan leaf into the steamer pan. Steam for 10 minutes.
  4. Remove the rice from the steamer and place in a bowl and pour in the thick coconut milk and mix well. Transfer the rice back into the steamer pan and steam for another 10-15 minutes.

Today once again Kuwait is covered with dust, visibility in the morning only few hundred meters. I’m quite surprised that when I sent my kids to school at 7:30am there was practically no traffic jam at all… well I guess everybody decided not to go to work or school today ha ha ha… and true enough, at 8:30am my daughter, Aina called and told me that I could come and pick her and Nurin up if I wish because there were not many students in their classes but later decided to stay until the school finishes.

Visibility improved slightly at 2:00pm

This dusty weather is predicted to dwindle early Thursday morning, insyaallah. There is nothing good that come with dusty weather except for a drop in temperature. True enough, today’s temperature at 2:30pm was 27C whereas the last few days were about 34C.

This was the sun at 4:30pm...it looked like a moon,right?

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Nasi Lemak

 

Nasi Lemak

This morning’s breakfast is nasi lemak….. a dish that requires little introduction. Nasi lemak is one of Malaysia famous national dish…just ask anyone, they would be able to tell you what is nasi lemak (not necessarily able to tell you how to prepare it) and where you can find the best one in town. Well, if you ask people in Kuwait, they wont be able to direct you to the stall that sells nasi lemak but they might be able to tell you who makes the best nasi lemak in town ….could it be Nasi Lemak Mdm Zarinah or Pn Siti Hadijah Amoi???? he he he

This famous dish is sold in every part of Malaysia, from a fancy restaurant to a hawker stall on the road side…but of course there will be a huge different in prices… Nasi lemak is normally wrapped in a fragrant banana leaf serve with basic ingredient such as peanuts, fried anchovy (ikan bilis), boiled eggs and sambal. You can also order side dish to compliment the aromatic rice such as curry chicken, fried chicken, beef rendang, sambal cuttlefish, fried egg, sambal kerang and more.

Nasi lemak can be eaten practically anytime of the day…normally people eat for breakfast but you can also find them widely available at night especially around places where people hang out after work…like Mamak restaurant.

Nasi Ayam

 

Nasi ayam

 

Assalamualaikum… anything interesting happen today? Today like any other week days, I started my day by preparing breakfast for my hubby and 4 girls. Normally by the time breakfast is on the table my 2 younger girls are still struggling to get dress….but today surprisingly they were ready before I managed to bring food to the table…. want to know why? Shaun the Sheep! Yes… my hubby purposely switched on the show to motivate Sofea and Jasmine to get ready faster…. ha ha ha. Well, I guess you have to find ways and means to make sure that they do what you want them to do.. better than yelling at them early in the morning…. Bravo to my hubby!

OK, menu for lunch today is Nasi Ayam. This recipe I got it from my auntie Cik Yah ( FB glamor name : Mek Asiah Hamzah)…well, actually my mom got it from her and I learned it from my mom. Being using this recipe for years.

Ingredient

  • 3 cups of rice
  • 3 cloves of garlic – mince
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 12 pieces of chicken
  • 1″ ginger – cut into thick slice
  • 1.5 liter of water
  • salt

Chili Dipping sauce

  • 5 red chilies
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tbsp of lemon juice
  • sugar and salt to taste

Cara2

  1. Wash the rice till the water runs clear and drain well.
  2. In a large pot, fill in the water, ginger and salt, bring to boil. Add the chicken in, cover the pot and immediately turn off the stove.  Leave the chicken in the pot for 20 minutes.
  3. After 20  minutes, take out the chicken and bring the water to boil again. Add the chicken in, cover the pot and immediately turn off the stove.  Leave the chicken in the pot for another 20 minutes. Take out the chicken and set aside until ready to be deep fried. Keep this chicken broth for cooking the rice and making the soup.
  4. Heat wok on high, add 2 tbsp of oil. Add mince garlic and stir-fry for few seconds. Add in the rice that you have prepared and cook for few minutes. Transfer the rice into the rice cooker and add sufficient chicken broth to cook.
  5. For the soup, heat up the remaining chicken broth, add in salt and carrots, bring to boil.
  6. For the sauce, blend red chilies and garlic well, add in lemon juice, salt and sugar to taste.
  7. Serve the rice with fried chicken, soup, salad, soy and chili sauce.