Kampung Fried Rice (Nasi goreng kampung)

Hi guys

Sorry it has been a long time since I posted any new recipes, but I just started working part time, and it has been really busy. I have had to pump every morning and night, combined with looking after my son in the day time, I have hardly had time to exercise.

Nonetheless, I have been cooking and I have two other recipes I am keen to share. I have the pictures up, but the actual recipe is not with me at the moment so I cant write it down.

Today will be a simple recipe I have not cooked for a long time. I used to cook this almost everyday when I was pregnant with my first child. It is simple, and the ingredients are easy to get if you lived in Malaysia.

Ingredients

2 cups cooked rice

1 tablespoon oil for frying

1 cup of dried anchovies (ikan bilis)

1 large onion

1/4 teaspoon salt

6 bird’s eye chilli (more if you prefer it spicy)

2 eggs

How to

Cook 2 cup of rice (Best to use rice cooked the night before)

Take half a cup of dried anchovies and fry till almost cooked, as below. Add a pinch of salt while cooking it.

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Pound the other half cup of ikan bilis/anchovies, onion, salt and bird’s eye chilli until nice and pounded 😛

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Heat oil in a pan and fry the pounded paste until fragrant

Part the fried paste in the middle

Break the eggs in the middle as per picture

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Once egg is almost cooked, add rice and mix everything together

Cook until everything is nice and hot

 

Done 🙂

 

Don’t forget to leave a comment if you do try the recipe

Banana fritters

Today’s recipe is a recipe for a favourite Malaysian snack, “pisang goreng” or banana fritters in English. It is best eaten with sambal kicap, on a rainy day like today 🙂

Reason for me writing this simple recipe down is because my husband made a huge booboo when he tried to cook it a couple of weeks ago!! Not only did he burn it, the batter was too runny and in the end it was just fried banana with no batter. 

Ingredients

2 bananas – you have to use pisang tanduk or in English it is called plantain. It is a banana used for cooking

(Its size relative to my hand)

4 tablespoons of flour

Quarter teaspoon of salt

1 cup water

Oil to fry

How to

Mix salt, water and flour and mix to make a batter. The consistency should be thicker than heavy cream.

Cut the bananas into smaller pieces.

Dip the banana in batter and fry the banana fritters

If you prefer the batter to be a bit crispy, add in 1 tablespoon of rice flour

The banana used to make this recipe can be difficult to find if you live in the city. In fact, during the fasting month, you cannot find it altogether. I reckon the hotels buy them in bulk to make their ‘buka puasa’ food buffet.

Hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Fitness Blender

I have recently re-discovered Fitness Blender

I used to do their HIIT workouts just before I fell pregnant with my second child, but I stopped after I found out I was pregnant. I did walking instead.

However, after a long dry spell of no weight loss with all the walking I have been doing, I decided to start doing some strength training instead.

It is awesome, I feel better and stronger. I don’t think I have lost a lot of weight but I feel stronger which is a good thing, I suppose.

My clothes fit slightly better now, but my appetite has increased too 😦

Here are two videos I have been working out to lately. Enjoy

Sambal cili siam (best eaten with Nasi Mandhy)

This chilli mix is best eaten with Nasi Mandhy.
It is a simple recipe which my mum got from my mother-in-law. You can adjust the spiciness by adding more chilli or tomato, depending on your taste 🙂

Ingredients

3 big red chilli

1 1/2 tomatoes (i initially used just 1, but it was too spicy :))

4 bird’s eye chilli

1 large onion

1 clove garlic

Coriander (around 3 stalks)

Juice from 1 lime

Salt and sugar to taste

How to

Blend everything.

Add salt and sugar to taste

Simple recipe but O, so good

Do comment if you have tried this recipe and like it

Till then, take care

Nasi Mandhy (Mandhy rice) with lamb

This next recipe is a bit of a cheat. I use the Mandhy herbs from a box – it comes with rice and necessary spices to cook it.

Of course, like all the other recipes, does not make the food any less tasty 🙂

This is the box that I use to make my Mandhy rice. It costs RM 15.90 and available from most Middle Eastern grocery store. There is a shop close to where I live that sells this

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Ingredients

1 box Nasi Mandhy Kambing Yaman

1-1/12 kg of lamb – I use lamb chops which I buy at my local CS

2 large onions

5 cloves garlic

1 1/2 teaspoon salt

How to

Just follow the instructions written at the back of the box

Firstly, wash the rice and soak it in water for at least 20 mins

Boil the meat until nice and tender

Slice the onions and garlic and stir fry it with the packet of cinnamon/cengkeh (clove) ie the packet on the right. Fry until the onion becomes golden

Once done, fry the packet of dried condiments (photo on the left)

Once everything has turn nice and golden (bottom most photo), mix with the rice

Add around 600mls of water, 1 1/2 teaspoon of salt.

Cook in rice cooker until rice is 3/4 done, then add the cooked meat.

Leave in rice cooker until done

Serve with the sambal cili siam (yummmy)

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I was planning to take photos of the final result but unfortunately, was too busy and it all ended up in our bellies before I could take  a picture of it.

Don’t forget to comment below if you did try this recipe

Till our next post, take care 🙂

Siakap stim limau (Sea bass steamed in lime and chilli seasoning)

Bear with me as I figure out the titles of the recipes in English 🙂

This one has been a recent favourite. Basically, every time we go to a Malay/Siam restaurant, we will order this. Even when we go to Homst (a Chinese Muslim restaurant), we order this. It usually costs at least RM30/fish if you buy it cooked at the restaurant, but only costs at most RM15 to make it yourself at home.

With the current economic situation, I don’t think you will need a lot of persuading to cook this dish yourself.

I make this dish once a week at home, and I like it cause not only is it tasty, it is really easy to make!! Haven’t cooked it this week, so no pictures for this post. However, will post a couple of photos should I cook it in the near future

Ingredients

1 sea bass – stomach removed, the scales removed

*2 sticks of lemon grass

*2 kaffir lime leaves (daun limau purut)

*1 inch ginger, finely sliced

*stuff the said ingredients in the fish

1cube chicken stock (or “ikan bilis” stock + 1/2 cup of hot water

Place fish in the chicken stock and steam for 20 mins.

 

10 bird’s eye chilli, chopped

16 cloves garlic, chopped

The juice from 4 limes (You can add more if you prefer it to be more sour)

Corriander leaves chopped

5 table spoons of Fish sauce

Salt and sugar to taste

How to

Mix the ingredients into a bowl

Pour onto cooked fish

If you want to cook the sauce, you can either boil it gently (for at most 1min), or you can mix it with the fish in the steamer and heat it up for a few mins.

It is important to not overcook the sauce as you want the garlic to stay crunchy 🙂

 

Hope you enjoyed this recipe. And don’t forget to comment if you do try it out

Lots of love and take care