Turmeric Coconut Rice Recipe (黄姜椰漿飯食谱)

An express way to put two of my favorite rice dishes into one. Not that I am lazy, just trying to be efficient. 😬

黄姜,椰浆,傻傻分不清楚。懒人?聪明人?2合1快捷煮法!😝

Serves 6
Ingredients
1 cup of rice grain
2 cups of Japanese short grain rice
3 cups of coconut milk
2 teaspoons of turmeric powder
1 thick slice of ginger
1 teaspoon of salt
Pinch of sugar
4 screwpine leaves (pandan leaves), tied into knot

供6份
材料
1杯香米
2杯日本短米
3杯椰奶
2茶匙姜黄粉
1片厚姜片
1茶匙盐
一小撮白糖
4片斑斓叶 (香兰叶),系成结

Method
Cook your rice as usual in rice cooker. Instead of water, add in coconut milk. Stir in turmeric powder, salt and sugar. Place ginger and pandan leaf in the rice pot. Cook rice in cooker.

做法:
像往常电饭煲煮饭煮一样,但不加水,还椰奶。再加入姜黄粉,盐和糖。将姜和斑斓叶放入锅中。按键煮饭即可。

A serving of my turmeric coconut rice for a Nasi lemak dinner counts about 500kcal.

一份黄姜椰浆饭约500卡路里。

Tips: Get the instant Japanese rice which doesn’t need to soak for hours. If not, just follow the direction on its packaging to cook it.
* May use fresh turmeric. Mince it.
温馨小贴士:使用即时日本米,不需要浸泡数小时。如果用的是许浸泡的,只需按照包装上的指示进行烹饪即可。
* 可用新鲜黄姜,打成末。

Festive Prawns Wrap Pinwheels (时节虾风车卷饼)

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Like how we live in this modern and action-packed world, most of us have to juggle between work and life. Hence, it has increasingly become a challenge to enjoy a nutritious meal at home. With people today preferring more inventive food options that allow them to get hands-on and creative with their meals, wraps are gaining popularity as “the choice” of nutritious convenience food.

Constantly innovating to encourage creativity in food preparation, Mission Foods has launched a new Supersoft formula to its best-seller – the Original Wrap wraps. The Supersoft wrap is softer, more flexible, and has a buttery mouthfeel for a wholesome meal experience. Better now, this super soft wrap can be served as warm or cold wrap, and still remain soft.

Other than fixing quick meals to enjoy at home, I find wrapping our food to go is also the easiest way. I would prepare the food the night before, keep in the fridge, and pack to go for work, to enjoy as breakfast and lunch, it’s absolutely no hassle.

Here’s my quick and delicious wholesome recipe. Not only does it look appealing, the colorful ingredients in it bring out the most nutrients of it. :)

除了可在家里享用自制的快速美食外,还可以成为最简单的外带食物。我会在前一天晚上准备好食物,放在冰箱里,打包去上班。这绝对能让我们在工作也享用到美味营养的早餐和午餐。

这是我快速而美味的健康食谱。它不仅好看,那缤纷夺目的食材成分还供给全面性的营养呢!

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A serving of my prawn wrap pinwheels counts about 250kcal.

Let’s try!

一份时节虾卷饼约250卡路里。

不错的,试试看吧!

Tips: Shredded dried scallop in XO sauce in bottles can be found off the shelves at major supermarkets.
温馨贴士:瓶装干贝丝烧味可以在各大超市买得到。

#missionfoodssg #softandstrong

Peach Gum Dessert Soup (桃胶糖水)

Peach Gum not only making the soup look more beautiful, it’s definitely heathy and full of nutritional goodness.

What is Peach Gum?
Peach gum is a natural resin secreted from the peach tree, formed in amber like crystals on the tree. Peach gum is pure plant base, it has soft & silky consistency, and will turn pale & translucent with long cooking.

What so great about having Peach Gum?
Not only consuming bird nest or fish maw help us to achieve better and more elastic skin & complexion, this peach gum (or peach resin) does the same with its richness in collagen, amino acid and fiber, and more. Peach gum also helps to achieve better digestive and cardiovascular systems. The best part is, peach gum is less expensive to consume regularly.

Similarly, there are different grades of peach gum. Try getting those with less impurities for better quality. Having said that, some black colored impurities are to be expected no matter what. Simply soak the peach gum in clear water for at least 5 hours, or overnight, to remove any black impurities. Also expect the peach gum to expand and soften.

Weather is getting hotter now, quick cook this to nourish yourself!

什么是桃胶?
桃树胶是从桃树中分泌出来的天然树脂,在树上形成琥珀色结晶。桃胶为纯植物,在长时间烹饪后具柔软丝滑的口感,并且会变得晶莹剔透。

食用桃胶的功效?
不仅仅是燕窝或鱼鳔能帮助我们达到更好,更有弹性的皮肤和肤色,这种桃树胶(或称为桃树脂)也具有同等或更高的效果。桃胶富有胶原蛋白,氨基酸和纤维。它也有助于提高消化和心血管系统的功能。最好的是,比燕窝花胶,桃胶是大部分人都能频密消费得起的。

同样的,桃胶也有不同等级的。越好的品质就有更少的杂质,但还是会有的。只需将桃胶浸泡在清水中至少5小时或过夜,即可去除任何黑点般的杂质。桃胶在浸泡后也会膨胀和软化的。

现在天气越来越热,不妨烹饪这个甜汤来滋润一下吧!

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1 bowl of my snow fungus, papaya and peach gum sweet soup counts about 120kcal.
1碗雪耳木瓜桃糖甜汤约120卡路里。

Tips: Adding of sweet sand bitter apricot kernels is a personal choice as I like the crunch adding to these soft gluey ingredients. These nutty goodness also helps to nourish lungs and heal coughing.

温馨小贴士:加入南杏北杏是个人选择,因为我喜欢在这些软胶口感里也能够尝到脆脆的效果。南北杏仁能养肺止咳的功效更不在话下了。

Cucumber salad (黄瓜沙拉)

“Weight loss is just so simple”

“减肥就那么的简单”

Simple diet, for an effective weight loss

When it comes to eating greasy foods, it’s best suited to this. This refreshing salad dish was indeed made for my grilled ribs. 

简单的食疗,不简单的减肥效果。

吃油腻的食物时,配这最适合不过了。这款清爽的沙拉配菜就真得是为了配着我的烤肋排而制作的了。

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A serving of cucumber salad counts about 50kcal. 

一份黄瓜沙拉约50卡路里。

Tips: Dice the onion into smaller piece will be easier to eliminate its pungency after marination. 
*Use Japanese cucumbers, if preferred. 

温馨小提示:不喜欢吃洋葱就把它切小丁。腌制好就不会有味道了。
*喜欢的话,可用日本青瓜。

Easy Mixed Spices Pork Ribs (简单烤排骨)

 “The simplest & tastiest way to fix an impressive dinner meal”
“让人惊讶,最简单又美味的晚餐”

I was too engrossed in watching Hong Kong drama series. No time to spend in the kitchen, but I have my easiest “long hour” pork rib recipe to hide my obsession with the TV.

Simply marinate the ribs, bake it for long hours where I would get all my time to continue with my tv program while waiting for the ribs to cook. When it’s done, no one would ever doubt me for not doing my job in fixing up a delectable dinner! :D

追电视剧追到没时间煮饭…… 幸好还有我这个最简单的“长时间”焗排骨食谱,让我可以同时间追看电视和准备好美味晚餐!

这说我没做家事?! :D

Serves 4-5
Ingredients:
1 full slab of pork spare ribs (about 8-10 ribs, 1-1.2kg)

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A serving of my baked ribs counts about 300kcal.
一份烤肋排约300卡路里。

Tips: Caribbean Jerk seasoning spice is a bottle of ready mixed spices, available at major supermarkets eg NTUC Finest. I used McCormick brand for this. No worries if you can’t find it, it’s a blend of red and black pepper, thyme and allspice. Mild hot flavor.
* All purpose seasoning herbs are a blend of onion, black pepper, garlic, parsley, celery seed, tomato powder, basil, thyme, oregano, sage and coriander. I used organic version, bought from online store.
* It’s not necessary to remove the membrane at the back of the ribs. The slab will stay intact better than without the thin layer.
* If you would like to retain the sauce, pour it out and set aside before proceeding with Step (3).

温馨小贴士:Caribbean Jerk调料香料是樽装的混合香料,各大超市均有出售。这食谱用的是McCormick品牌。不必担心,如果你找不到这款香料粉,它的成份有红辣椒粉,黑胡椒,百里香和多香果粉,磨粉。微辣。
*这里头用的多用途调味香料成份有洋葱,黑胡椒,大蒜,欧芹,芹菜籽,番茄粉,罗勒,百里香,牛至,鼠尾草和香菜,磨碎。这食谱用的是从网上购买的有机版本。
*没有必要去除肋骨背面的膜。留着薄膜能让排骨更容易保持完整。
*如果您想保留酱汁,请将其先倒出并搁置备用,然后再继续步骤(3)。不然就会被烤干的。

Hainanese Pork Chop (海南猪排)

 

“Hainanese pork chop dish should be submerged in less viscous till almost diluted sauce. So, you do not need to thicken it with corn starch slurry.” 

This is my version of Hainanese pork chop, and here’s my recipe for you. Taste guaranteed!

这是我家的海南猪扒。喜欢的话,可以学上哦!保证好吃😋

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Adaption:
1 large potato, wedged
*Hainanese pork chop dish usually added with fried potato. I chose pineapple instead. It’s up to you!

变通处理
1个 土豆,切块
*海南猪排菜式通常会加上油炸马铃薯。但我选择菠萝。随你好了!

A serving of my Hainanese pork chop counts about 450kcal.

我的海南猪排一份约450卡路里。

Easy Homemade Premium Gold Coin Bak Kwa (简易特制金钱肉干)

Post & Recipe in English and Chinese (中英食谱)

“One of the best festive gifts, BBQ sliced pork made into gold coin shape. Tasty and symbolizing.”
‪“新年佳节送礼首选的金钱肉干,美味,容易入口,也寓意着金钱入口(袋)。”

Home baked products are usually better in quality, and most importantly, it goes easier on your wallet. Free from MSG, preservative, and artificial flavor & coloring. You can even make different flavors and shapes.

My main trick to produce tender sliced pork is to add some pineapple jam into the marination. Yes, we do not need meat tenderizer here. Let the enzyme in the pineapple do the job for us.

Make it better, eat homemade quality, I used abalone…. sauce, for a premium produce. :)

‪家里做的没有味精,防腐剂和人造香料和着色。‬品质通常更好,你甚至可以做出不同的风味和形状。重要的是,自己做的比买的更加负担的起。

我最佳的制作巧妙就是在腌制中添加一些凤梨酱。里头的凤梨酵素能让肉干口感变得更加细腻柔软。

‪要吃就吃豪点!自己做的就是不一样,我也加了鲍鱼……浓汁。‬味道真的超棒哦!

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A piece of BBQ gold coin Bak Kwa counts about 60kcal.
‪一块烧烤金币Bak Kwa数量约为60kcal。‬

Tips: Freshly baked Bak Kwa can last about 1-week.
* Mirin can be replaced with Chinese Hua Diao Wine. I personally prefer Mirin for its slight sweetness.
* Flatten the minced pork as thin as possible as it will shrink and raise in its thickness after baked.
* Add chili oil for spicy flavor.
* To make normal squarish slices, simply spread a thin layer of the minced meat over baking tray.
* Bak Kwa can be toasted on charcoal, too.

温馨小贴士:新鲜出炉的肉干可以持续约1周。‬
‪*米林可以用中国花雕酒代替。我个人比较喜欢米林的甜美。‬
‪*压扁猪末,‬铺得越薄越好,因为肉干烤后会收缩变厚。
‪*添加辛辣味辣椒油。‬
‪*要制作普通四方肉干,把肉末铺平在烤盘便可以。‬
*肉干也可以用火炭炉烧烤。