Wednesday, July 15, 2009
I remember when ...
... I was little, every visit to my maternal grandmother's house will be preceded with a request for yam rice.
You see, I enjoyed eating yam rice, but that was a dish which my mum never cooked at home! That was also one of the few things that my maternal grandma cooked that I truly enjoyed.
Yam rice is what you would call a one-dish meal. There is chinese mushrooms, dried prawns, belly pork, and of course, yam in it- all cooked together with the rice and some black sauce.
Today, I made a request for Yam rice, and my MIL indulged me by cooking it.
2 bowls of yam rice with one bowl of "bak kut teh" soup for lunch, and I was all set for my afternoon siesta.
That's the good life!!
Here's the recipe as requested by some of you:
Rice - wash, and put aside. After washing, meaasure out the water that would be needed to cook the rice as per usual, pour it into a cup
Fry some garlic in oil, and put it aside
Fry the dried prawns and put aside.
Fry the belly pork, then add in the chinese mushrooms. Add in the yam and fry for a little while. Add in the fried garlic, dried prawns, and the rice that had been washed (without the water). Add in some black sauce for colour and light soya sauce for taste. Transfer everything to the rice cooker, and add in the measured water, and leave to cook in the rice cooker. After a little while, say 10 mins, give everything in the rice cooker a good stir and leave it to cook until done.
Sorry no proportions are given, as everything for my MIL is agak-agak!!