Monday, July 30, 2007

Grocery Store

Having a grocery store next door to the home is a cook's paradise. I can run out midway through cooking to get that one vital ingredient!

Nasi Lemak

I was driven to distraction all morning, thinking of my favourite breakfast food in Singapore. So I decided to make it for myself. And it was finger-lickin good.

Coconut Rice
Boil 1 cup of rice with 1.5 cups of coconut milk in the rice cooker

Sambal (chilli paste)
1/2 cup dried chillies
1/2 red onion
1 tbs tamarind paste
2 tbs sugar

1. Pound dried chillies and onion with a mortar and pestle.
2. Heat oil and fry the paste.
3. Mix tamarind with 1/4 cup water, remove the seeds and add to the frying paste.
4. Add 2 tbs of sugar.
5. Remove and serve.

I added fried anchovies and a boiled egg to the nasi lemak. You can also add fried fish, cucumbers or fried chicken- whatever you prefer.