Sunday, 27 January 2013

Nasi Siram Santri

Nasi siram is an excellent Indonesian recipe, which is a special twist to fried rice. It is eaten best with a thick clear soup and is very flavourful with lots of spices and sauces. Enjoy!

Especially for my cousin Resham who is my inspiration for this blog. Hope to cook this for her one day, and wishing her a very happy belated birthday for the 10th of January...

3 cups white rice, soaked for at least 1/2 an hour
250 g vegetables (carrots, peas, French beans, corn or any other options), prepared and chopped
1/4 cup mock meat (preferably, chicken, prawn, fish or pork), chopped or tofu (if you don't like mock meat tastes)

1/4 cup sesame or canola oil
3 cloves garlic, chopped
2 onions, chopped
1 red chilli, finely chopped (optional)
2 tbsp light soy sauce or kecap
1 tbsp dark soy sauce
2 tbsp tomato ketchup
1 tbsp sweet Thai chilli sauce
Mushroom seasoning
1 tbsp cornflour mixed in 1/2 cup hot water
Salt to taste
1 tsp black pepper

1 tbsp oil
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 inch ginger, finely chopped
1-2 cups water
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Heat oil and add garlic, onions and chilli. Stir fry till well browned.
2. Add sauces, mix for 2 minutes and add cornflour, salt and pepper. Stir well.
3. Add in vegetables and meats. Stir till well cooked.
4. Put rice in rice cooker, add seasoning mixture and about 2 cups of water. Start cooking rice.
5. Prepare soup by heating oil and browning ginger and garlic. Add water, salt and pepper.
6. Serve nasi siram and soup hot with emping belinjo.

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