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    Here’s something that the whole family would enjoy,really delicious comfort food. Malay chicken rice, so delicious and flavorful. Enjoy :) 

Ingredients:
1 lb. chicken drumsticks / breasts with skin on
Sliced tomato (optional)
Sliced cucumber (optional)
Marinade
1½ teaspoons garlic, minced
½ teaspoon ginger, minced
1 tablespoon thick soy sauce
1 tablespoon thin soy sauce
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
Chicken rice
1½ cups long grain rice
1 tablespoon butter
1½ teaspoons garlic, minced
½ teaspoon ginger, minced
½ teaspoon lemongrass, minced
1 star anise
2 green cardamoms
½ cinnamon stick
2½ cups chicken stock
Salt to taste
Chicken soup
2 cups chicken stock
1 shallot, sliced
½ star anise
¼ cinnamon stick
2 cloves
1 bay leaf
½ teaspoon fried shallots
1 tablespoon cilantro
Salt to taste
Chili sauce
3 tablespoons chili paste / Sriracha sauce
2 tablespoons chicken stock
½ teaspoon garlic, minced
¼ teaspoon ginger, minced
½ teaspoon white vinegar
2 teaspoons sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
Method:
Fried chicken
Marinate the chicken for at least 30 minutes, preferably overnight
Deep-fry the chicken until the chicken is cooked through and skin is crisp and brown
Set aside
Chicken rice
Rinse the rice in water until the water runs clear. Drain and set aside
Over medium high heat, saute chicken rice aromatics in butter: garlic, ginger, lemongrass, star anise, cardamom and cinnamon stick until fragrant
Add rice and stir to coat, cooking for a minute
Transfer to a rice cooker, pour in chicken stock and season with salt if needed
Dish and serve with fried chicken drizzled in chili sauce and a side of chicken soup. Garnish with sliced tomatoes and cucumber
Chicken soup
Over medium high heat, add shallots, star anise, cinnamon, cloves and bay leaf to the chicken stock and bring to a boil
Season with salt if needed. Remove aromatics, dish and top with fried shallots and cilantro
Chili sauce
Blend all the ingredients into a smooth paste
    Here’s something that the whole family would enjoy,really delicious comfort food. Malay chicken rice, so delicious and flavorful. Enjoy :) 
    Ingredients:
    • 1 lb. chicken drumsticks / breasts with skin on
    • Sliced tomato (optional)
    • Sliced cucumber (optional)
    Marinade
    • 1½ teaspoons garlic, minced
    • ½ teaspoon ginger, minced
    • 1 tablespoon thick soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon thin soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
    • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
    Chicken rice
    • 1½ cups long grain rice
    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 1½ teaspoons garlic, minced
    • ½ teaspoon ginger, minced
    • ½ teaspoon lemongrass, minced
    • 1 star anise
    • 2 green cardamoms
    • ½ cinnamon stick
    • 2½ cups chicken stock
    • Salt to taste
    Chicken soup
    • 2 cups chicken stock
    • 1 shallot, sliced
    • ½ star anise
    • ¼ cinnamon stick
    • 2 cloves
    • 1 bay leaf
    • ½ teaspoon fried shallots
    • 1 tablespoon cilantro
    • Salt to taste
    Chili sauce
    • 3 tablespoons chili paste / Sriracha sauce
    • 2 tablespoons chicken stock
    • ½ teaspoon garlic, minced
    • ¼ teaspoon ginger, minced
    • ½ teaspoon white vinegar
    • 2 teaspoons sugar
    • ¼ teaspoon salt

    Method:

    Fried chicken
    1. Marinate the chicken for at least 30 minutes, preferably overnight
    2. Deep-fry the chicken until the chicken is cooked through and skin is crisp and brown
    3. Set aside
    Chicken rice
    1. Rinse the rice in water until the water runs clear. Drain and set aside
    2. Over medium high heat, saute chicken rice aromatics in butter: garlic, ginger, lemongrass, star anise, cardamom and cinnamon stick until fragrant
    3. Add rice and stir to coat, cooking for a minute
    4. Transfer to a rice cooker, pour in chicken stock and season with salt if needed
    5. Dish and serve with fried chicken drizzled in chili sauce and a side of chicken soup. Garnish with sliced tomatoes and cucumber
    Chicken soup
    1. Over medium high heat, add shallots, star anise, cinnamon, cloves and bay leaf to the chicken stock and bring to a boil
    2. Season with salt if needed. Remove aromatics, dish and top with fried shallots and cilantro
    Chili sauce
    1. Blend all the ingredients into a smooth paste
    — 1 week ago with 4 notes
    #CHICKEN RICE  #malaysian chicken rice  #malay  #food  #yummy 
    shelovesasianfood:

putu piring (by boo_licious)
“Made of ground rice flour, these cakes are shaped by conical moulds into circular mounds. A spoonful of gula Melaka (palm sugar) is placed in the centre and then the cake covered with a second layer of rice flour. A small cut of pandanus or banana leaf is pressed in before the ball of dough is turned upside down and left on a small cheesecloth covering a small plate for steaming. Each mould is covered with an individual conical lid and steamed for a few minutes. When cooked, the cakes are removed from their metal plate with the help of a small cut of banana leaf. They are topped with slightly salted grated coconut to add a savoury touch to the sweet cake. If the flour was sieved, the putu piring almost melts in the mouth. The lump of gula Melaka melts during the steaming process and oozes out at the first bite.”
[source: what is putu piring?]

    shelovesasianfood:

    putu piring (by boo_licious)

    Made of ground rice flour, these cakes are shaped by conical moulds into circular mounds. A spoonful of gula Melaka (palm sugar) is placed in the centre and then the cake covered with a second layer of rice flour. A small cut of pandanus or banana leaf is pressed in before the ball of dough is turned upside down and left on a small cheesecloth covering a small plate for steaming. Each mould is covered with an individual conical lid and steamed for a few minutes. When cooked, the cakes are removed from their metal plate with the help of a small cut of banana leaf. They are topped with slightly salted grated coconut to add a savoury touch to the sweet cake. If the flour was sieved, the putu piring almost melts in the mouth. The lump of gula Melaka melts during the steaming process and oozes out at the first bite.

    [source: what is putu piring?]

    — 2 weeks ago with 72 notes
    Summer’s a perfect time of year for bbq and nothing is more appetizing when eating food outdoors. Gorgeous smell of bbq meats and delicious salad that goes well with the food. My fave salad is the potato salad, it’s simple and one can make it even a day before the bbq or picnic. Here’s my version of this delish potato salad and enjoy :)
Potato Salad
6 potatoes peeled
3 tbs mayonnaise
2 tbs creme fraiche
1 onion chopped
1 tbs french mustard
dill & parsley
salt & pepper

Place potatoes in 3-quart saucepan; add enough water to cover potatoes. Cover and heat to boiling; reduce heat to low. Cook covered 25 to 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender; drain.
 

Mix mayonnaise, creme fraiche, mustard, onion,salt and pepper in large glass or plastic bowl.
Add potatoes ,dill and parsley and toss.  Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours to blend flavors and chill. Store covered in refrigerator.

    Summer’s a perfect time of year for bbq and nothing is more appetizing when eating food outdoors. Gorgeous smell of bbq meats and delicious salad that goes well with the food. My fave salad is the potato salad, it’s simple and one can make it even a day before the bbq or picnic. Here’s my version of this delish potato salad and enjoy :)

    Potato Salad

    6 potatoes peeled

    3 tbs mayonnaise

    2 tbs creme fraiche

    1 onion chopped

    1 tbs french mustard

    dill & parsley

    salt & pepper

    Place potatoes in 3-quart saucepan; add enough water to cover potatoes. Cover and heat to boiling; reduce heat to low. Cook covered 25 to 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender; drain.

    Mix mayonnaise, creme fraiche, mustard, onion,salt and pepper in large glass or plastic bowl.

    Add potatoes ,dill and parsley and toss.  Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours to blend flavors and chill. Store covered in refrigerator.

    — 2 months ago
    #potato salad  #salad  #bbq food  #delicious  #food  #summer 
    Swedish Kladdkaka is seriously the best choc cake I have tasted here in Scandinavia so far  If you love chocolate, this is something you got to try. You’ll love it. 
Chocolate Kladdkaka100 g butter (if you want the cake extra gooey, use 50 g butter and 50 ml vegetable oil)2 eggs2 dl granulated sugar1 dl light brown sugar2,5 dl plain flour (or cake flour if you can find it)2 tsp baking powder1 tsp vanilla sugartiny pinch of salt4 tbs unsweetened Dutch cocoa50 g dark 70% chocolate roughly choppedHeat the oven to 150 C (or slightly hotter depending on your oven). Melt the butter and let cool slightly. Whisk the eggs and the sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in melted butter. Mix the dry ingredients together and fold into the batter. Fold in the chocolate. Pour the batter into a prepared cake tin and bake for 30 minutes or until set, but remember that the cake is supposed to be gooey! Serve with whipped cream.



 

    Swedish Kladdkaka is seriously the best choc cake I have tasted here in Scandinavia so far  If you love chocolate, this is something you got to try. You’ll love it. 

    Chocolate Kladdkaka

    100 g butter (if you want the cake extra gooey, use 50 g butter and 50 ml vegetable oil)
    2 eggs
    2 dl granulated sugar
    1 dl light brown sugar
    2,5 dl plain flour (or cake flour if you can find it)
    2 tsp baking powder
    1 tsp vanilla sugar
    tiny pinch of salt
    4 tbs unsweetened Dutch cocoa
    50 g dark 70% chocolate roughly chopped

    Heat the oven to 150 C (or slightly hotter depending on your oven). Melt the butter and let cool slightly. Whisk the eggs and the sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in melted butter. Mix the dry ingredients together and fold into the batter. Fold in the chocolate. Pour the batter into a prepared cake tin and bake for 30 minutes or until set, but remember that the cake is supposed to be gooey! Serve with whipped cream.

    — 3 months ago
    #Swedish food  #cakes  #delicious  #yummy  #food  #easy 
    What I really like about this recipe is that you cook everything together at the same time. The idea is to throw everything in just one pot, it’s super easy. For this recipe, you add all the ingredients together at once. Then you just boil until the water is gone. Easy, delicious pasta for dinner. Have a go at it :) 
One Pot Pasta- serving 4

 12 ounces uncooked spaghetti1/2cup cherry  tomatoes, halved3 cloves garlic, minced1 tsp red pepper flakes2 sprigs of basil + additional for garnish2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil1 onion sliced4 1/2 cups water (or  chicken stock)shredded Parmesan cheese (for garnish)
Method:
1.Add all the ingredients into a large pot 


2. Turn stove to high heat and bring ingredients to a boil. Continue to cook until liquid is nearly evaporated (about 10 minutes). Serve with Parmesan cheese and fresh basil.

    What I really like about this recipe is that you cook everything together at the same time. The idea is to throw everything in just one pot, it’s super easy. For this recipe, you add all the ingredients together at once. Then you just boil until the water is gone. Easy, delicious pasta for dinner. Have a go at it :) 

    One Pot Pasta- serving 4

     12 ounces uncooked spaghetti
    1/2cup cherry  tomatoes, halved
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    1 tsp red pepper flakes
    2 sprigs of basil + additional for garnish
    2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    1 onion sliced
    4 1/2 cups water (or  chicken stock)
    shredded Parmesan cheese (for garnish)

    Method:

    1.Add all the ingredients into a large pot 

    2. Turn stove to high heat and bring ingredients to a boil. Continue to cook until liquid is nearly evaporated (about 10 minutes). Serve with Parmesan cheese and fresh basil.

    — 4 months ago with 21 notes
    #food  #pasta  #easy  #one pot pasta  #fast  #delicious 

    darksilenceinsuburbia:

    Dinah Fried

    Fictitious Meals

    1. Alice’s adventures in Wonderland

    2. Oliver Twist

    3. The Bell Jar

    4. The Catcher in the Rye

    5. On the Road

    6. Heidi

    7. To Kill a Mockingbird

    8. The Dragon Tattoo

    9. Swann’s Way

    10. Moby-Dick or The Whale

    Fictitious Dishes: An Album of Literature’s Most Memorable Meals is a book of 50 photographs of meals from literature—ranging from The Secret Garden to Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, published by HarperCollins.

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    — 4 months ago with 3337 notes