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

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。

Chinese New Year Sweet Sticky Cake – Nian Gao (年糕)

Post & Recipe in English and Chinese + Demo Video (中英食谱加视频)

Activate the elevation and promotion of your wealth and position/ status in life by making your own Nian Gao in this lunar new year!”
“年糕,年高,年年高升!”

It’s definitely easy to make your own Chinese New Year sweet sticky cake. Simple ingredients needed, simple steps to follow, and best thing is, you get to adjust the sweetness and texture of the sticky cake on your own.

I did it without hassle, you can, too! Come, follow my easy & tasty recipe.

制作年糕绝对不难。简单的材料,容易的步,更好的是,你可以自己调整年糕的甜度和口感。

一点也不麻烦,你也可以轻易地做出来!就按照我简单又美味的食谱来做吧。

Yields 4 medium sized cakes
Ingredients
200g dark palm sugar (Gula Malacca)
150g molasses sugar (Black sugar)
250ml water

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Equipments:
4 medium cans
2 large sheets of banana leaf

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280克 水磨糯米粉
80克 澄面粉

器材:
4個 中型空罐頭
2大片 芭蕉葉

See my video demo: The Making of Nian Gao

Method
(1) Boil banana leaves till soften. Pat dry, cut and line the banana leaf in the empty can with excess leaf exposed outside the can. Fold and tie the excess lead on the outer. *See video for demo. Line a few layers for each can. Set aside for later.

(2)  Bring water to a slow boil. Dissolve palm sugar and molasses. Heat off and cool till easy to handle.

(3) Mix the flour and starch. Sieve twice. Add warm sugar syrup into flour mixture in batches. Stir gentle to combine.

(4) Sieve the brown batter to filter out any lumps. Divide batter among the cans. Cover top with aluminum foil. Transfer over to steamer and steam on high heat for about 30 minutes. Then, reduce heat to medium fire, continue steaming for 1 hour. Check water level half way to avoid steamer from drying up.

(5) Test diners by inserting a skewer. It is done when skewer comes out almost clean. Heat off. Remove foil and top a red date on the cake. Cover foil back and let the heat continue the steaming for another 10 minutes before removing from steamer to cool completely.

(6) Remove cooled cake from can. Trim away excessive leaf around the edges. Decorate the Nian Gao, and present it during Chinese New Year celebration for auspicious symbolization.

做法
(1)将芭蕉叶煮软。擦干后,修剪并将芭蕉叶铺在空罐中。罐外留些许露出的叶子,包扎在罐外并绑住。 *请参考视频演示。每个罐子需铺上2-3层蕉叶。备用。

(2)将水和糖煮沸溶解。熄火待稍凉直易于处理就行。

(3)将糯米粉和澄粉混合。筛两次。将温糖浆分批加入混合粉中。搅拌均匀成糊状。

(4)过滤掉棕色面糊里的颗粒。将滑面糊倒入模具罐中。用铝箔紧盖顶部,再转移到蒸锅里,大火蒸约30分钟。然后,用中火继续蒸1小时。半途检查水位,以避免锅里的水干涸掉。

(5)完成后,插入叉子来测试熟度。串出来的叉子几乎干净就行了。熄火。去掉铝箔,在年糕上放一颗红枣(寓意鸿运当头)。再盖上铝箔,让蒸气继续焖10分钟,然后从蒸笼中取出,待凉。

(6)从罐中连同蕉叶取出年糕。剪去边缘多余的叶子,再装饰年糕。为农历新年带来您亲手制作的吉祥食品。

For less chewy texture of the cake, reduce or omit the wheat starch completely. Without wheat starch, the cake will be harden when cooled. However, it will appear molten again once deep fried.

However, if you intend to just pan-fry the sweet cake on its own, without other ingredients such as sweet potato and taro slices, I would suggest retaining the wheat starch to hold the shape when pan-frying it.

想做出质感较硬的年糕,您可以减少或省略澄粉。没有澄粉成份,年糕冷却后会变硬。然而,当你切开沾面糊油炸时,它会再次变软融化的。

但如果你不打算油炸或加切片蕃薯和芋头夹心食用,而只想纯粹把年糕片煎一煎来吃的话,我建议保留澄粉。这样才不会在煎的时候糊掉。吃起来也较有口感和韧性。

Tips: The making of Nian Gao is completely versatile. You can use any type of sugar, any type of liquid, eg milk or coconut milk, instead of water.

温馨小贴士:制作年糕是没有固定的模式的。你可以使用任何种类的糖,任何液体,如牛奶或椰奶,来代替水。你喜欢就好。