After my kickboxing class today, I am too beat to cook much of anything. Some chicken curry from the freezer looks great, but I need some rice to go with that. Since I'm cooking rice, I might as well make it Nasi Lemak.
For that I'll need some jasmine rice, coconut milk, and some pandan essence. I also slice some ginger and shallots for the rice. One can of coconut milk should go with about 3 rice cups of rice. Add salt, and enough water to get the right amount of liquid for 3 cups of rice.
Since I'm having Nasi Lemak rice, I might as well have some anchovies and peanuts to go with it.Boy, I'm creating a lot of work for myself with all my "might-as-well's".
Deep fry the anchovies Ms Congee had beheaded in hot peanut oil. I take them out as soon as they start to turn golden.
Roast raw peanuts in a hot pan with oil and salt until they start to take on a darker hue. You do not want to over-roast peanuts as they will turn bitter.
After the peanuts are done, turn down the heat and add the achovies. Sprinkle liberally with sugar and chili powder. Add more salt if needed.
Here's the finished product. FunJohnny,
this picture is for you!
I didn't cook curry today, but these were some of the ingredients we used to cook the curry last week. The black blob is tamarind and there's cinnamon sticks, star anise, cloves and cardamon pods in the clear plastic packet.
If you squint, you can see that the curry powder comes from Syarikat Jaya Sakti Flour Mill
. Curry powder from a flour mill
? Something just doesn't sit quite right there.
Let's take a look at the list of ingredients:
Hmm... rice and flour used as a thickening agent!? I'm not sure what to think about that. We actually used a different curry powder last week. This pack of curry powder is brand new so we'll find out how good (or bad) it is next time we make curry.
Nasi Lemak with chicken curry and fried achovies and peanuts.
Edited by Laksa, 25 August 2004 - 06:26 AM.