Monday, April 20, 2015

Bento: Plain Fried Rice

Assalamualaykum,

Breakfast? Lunch? Brunch? Brunch is the new term coined  when people starts combining their breakfast and lunch together. it is definitely not a healthy living. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Never skip your breakfast for a healthy living. Plus ..... take a healthy breakfast; not the nasi lemak and roti canai; our favourite.  ;-p

This is my breakfast. Plain fried rice with some sauteed mushroom. Extras.... I have it for lunch as well. It saves me from going out. It saves me from eating out. It saves my money as well. Eating home cooked food is always the best. But.....bento is not my everyday event. Only will do it if I have the will and energy to get busy in the kitchen at the wee hours in the morning.



This plain fried rice is extremely simple. And its our (my husband and me) favourite's. To make it, you only need:

1 bowl of cooked rice - cooled
1 egg
2 dried chillis - just break it into coarse pieces
Any vegetable that you like - i used the french means here
2 shallots
2 garlic
Salt to taste
1 1/2  tbsp cooking oil

To prepare it:
  1. Heat the cooking oil in the griddle or pan or wok. 
  2. Fry the shallots and garlic till fragrant or brownish.
  3. Add the beans and chillis.
  4. Break the egg into the pan. Let it half harden.
  5. Add rice. Mix everything well.
  6. Add salt to taste. Mix well. 
  7. Ready to eat.
For the sauteed mushroom:
1 bowl of mushroom - slice thinly
1 or two onions (depends on how you like it. I like to have 2 because I like onions)
2 tbsl olive oil

1. On a lower heat. Pour the olive oil.
2. Add the onion. Fry slowly till mushy and brownish.
3. Add mushrooms. Keep on stirring occasionally till the liquid is absorbed.
4. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Ready for serving.

I normally prepared it ahead and refrigerated it. It can be used on burgers and sandwiches too. Simply delicious. Yummy.

Alhamdulillah. It's fast and easy.
Enjoy .......


Healthy Oat Muffin

Kicap..o..kicap

Assalamualaykum,

Kicap ... o ... kicap. Maaf, ini bukan iklan kicap. Tapi masakan hari ni tiba-tiba terlalu berkicap. But, this is what my husband love the most. Anything berkicap is always his favourite. As the wife, we cook as what he likes. Jadi tema hari ni KICAP.

Top: Telur masak kicap
Bottom: Kacang panjang goreng kicap.

Ini aje lah yang sempat aku masak untuk juadah Jumaat. Maklum la ... sampai rumah hampir pukul 1.00 tengahari, aku terus meluru ke dapur dan memulakan tugasa seperti yang dirancangkan (while driving, I have everything planned in my head: what to cook; what needs to be done first; and how will the job sequence be). 

Mula-mula, masak nasi. Then goreng telur. Sambil menggoreng, aku mula mengupas bawang-bawang yang diperlukan untuk kesemua juadah (2 je pun...). Bila telur dah siap, bawang pun dah siap untuk memulakan masak kicap telurku. Dan tangan mula pula memotong kacang panjang mengikut kesesuaianku. Bila masak kicap telur dah siap. Kacang pun dah sedia untuk digoreng. In no time, my lunch is cooked. And served. Alhamdulillah. By the way... I am the friday lunch chef ...;-)

Masak Kicap Telur Sempoi
Bahan:
2 biji telur digoreng mata kerbau secara berasingan (sunny side up)
1 Bawang merah
2 bawang putih
1 cili merah - di potong serong
5 sudu besar kicap
secubit asam jawa

1. Panaskan kuali. Tumiskan bawang dan bawang putih. Juga cili merah.
2. Masukkan kicap dan asan jawa. (boleh tambah sedikit air jika inginkan kuah yang banyak dan cair.
3. Masukkan telur. Biarkan sekejap sahaja sehingga telur dan kicap bersatu.
Siap!

Kacang Panjang Goreng Kicap
Bahan:
Seeikat kacang panjang - di potong 1 inci
10 elor ikan bilis sebagai perisa
1 cili merah dipotong serong
Bawang untuk menumis
2 sudu besar kicap.

1. Tumiskan bawang dan cili merah hingga bawang kekuningan.
2. Masukkan kacang panjang.
3. Masukkan kicap. kacal rata.
Done!!!

Alhamdulillah. My husband is normally home for solat Jumaat at the masjid near our house. And he would like to have lunch at home if I have the time to prepare it. With the nick of time that I have, this is the best that I could prepare. With some sambal belacan and ulam-ulaman picked from the garden, this simple dish will become a heaven. Trust me!!!.


Roti Bakar Berinti

Assalamualaykum,

Dah lama tak jejalan kat dapur orang. Cari ilham masakan. Hari tu tetiba ada masa sikit. Bila jejalan tu, jumpa resipi ni. Ada beberapa orang ahli dan hebat masakan yang tunjukkan hasil mudah ini. Idea yang kreatif. 

So, di suatu pagi yang terlebih rajinnya, aku pun mengadunkannya, terutamanya kerana inti karipap memang dah siap sedia dimasak dan ada di freezer. Tapi.. being the lazy me, i did not cut the crust off for reasons:
i. Kalau buang kerak tu, siapa la pulak yang nak makan kerak tu.
ii. Kalau takde orang makan kerak tu, ianya satu pembaziran. pembaziran tu kawan syaitan.
iii. Aku suka makan kerak walaupun rupanya tidak cantik (jangan pandang pada rupa)


Top view of the product.

Bahan inti: (inti karipap versi 'me')
1 Kentang - dipotong kiub kecil-kecil
1 bawang besar - didadukan juga
Daging cincang - dalam anggaran 4 sudu besar
1 sudu besar rempah kari daging (apa-apa jenama, kalau boleh la yang menyumbang ke pusat zakat)
Garam dan minyak masak

Cara:
  1. Panaskan kuali dan masukkan minyak. Masukkan pes rempah kari dan masak sehingga pecah minyak.
  2. Masukkan daging dan masakkan sehingga air agak kering. Tambah air jika daging belum empuk.
  3. Masukkan kentang sehingga empuk.
  4. Masukkan bawang dan masak sehingga layu.
  5. Perasakan dengan garam dan sedikit gula (perisa makanan is a 'no-no').
  6. Biarkan sehingga kering. Siap.
I normally make my fillings ahead and refrigerated it. If need to, I will keep it frozen till when needed.

Untuk base:
Roti sandwich 9apa-apa jenama, kalau boleh yang bayar zakat)
2 biji telur - dikocok
3 sudu besar susu segar (I sometimes use the buttermilk and it works fine too)
Secubit garam.

Cara:
1. Griskan sedikit dulang pembakar.
2. Celupkan roti ke dalam bancuhan telur dan susu. Kemudian susunkan di dasar acuan pembakar.
3. Lapiskan dengan inti. (Boleh taburkan cheese jika suka. I did not)
4. Ulang celup dan lapis inti.
5. Cucukkan roti dan tuang baki susu. Boleh tabur cheese di bahagian atas ni.
6. Bakar dalam ketuhar pada suhu lebih kurang 250 degree celcius atau sehingga kekuningan.


Cross section of the product

Siap. Sedap. Kenyang. Disediakan untuk makan malam pun boleh.

Enjoy.... Bon appetite....

Cucur udang rangup sempoiii.

Kuetiau Gulung + Tomyam Lemon Noxxa

Assalamualaykum,

Ada satu malam 'ter'rajin sikit nak menggulung. Idea ni dapat masa makan di rumah sepupu long time ago. And I suddenly feels like eating it. So here it is.

Kuetiao Gulung
1 paket kuetieao
3 biji telur
2 sudu susu segar

1. Kuetiao dicelur seketika.
2. Telur dan susu dikacau bersama dan didadarkan nipis di atas kuali tidak melekat.
3. Letakkan kuetiao di atas telur dadar tadi dan gulung.
4. Ulang sehingga kesemua telur habis digunakan.


My cousin had this kuetiao with soup, but i feel like having tomyam. But I do not have the tomyam paste nor the lime juice. So I decided to make the Tomyam putih' and use lemon for the soury taste. Its delicious, Alhamdulillah. By the way, I used the Noxxa pressure cooker, which help to expedite the whole cooking process. I never regret buying the pressure cooker even though there's only the two of us eating.

Tomyam Putih

2 or 3 pieces Chicken - cut small
Carrot
Cauliflower
Celery
Onion - cut into quaters or rings
Lemon grass
Kaffir leaf
Cili api
Salt
Lemon juice

1. Put chicken, lemon grass (beat the base a bit), onion into the pot. Add water and pinch of salt. 
2. Set the Noxxa to high pressure for 20 minutes.
3. After 20 minutes, turn off, and release the steams.
4. Set the cooker to stir fry and add the remainings ingredients and cook till it soften.
5. Taste it to your liking. It's ready. Turn off the cooker.
Everything is a bliss.

Enjoy.....

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

(1) Focacia and (2) Harira : the Noxxa way

Assalamualaikum,,

A friend of mine was telling about a book that she read, "A day in Prophet Muhammad SAW life". In the book mentioned about Aisya RA prepared Harira for their meals. The name of it sounds interesting that made me start getting more information. My Google just the right place to get this kind of information.

Harira is a Morroccan soup. It's filling, and from the recipe I found that it is healthy as well. Morroccan used to prepare this and eat it for the iftar (break the fast) in the month of Ramadhan.

These are the ingredients:
2 tomato - blended
1 onion - diced
A handful of  parsley and coriander - chopped
1 celery stalk - diced
Salt, pepper, ginger powder (I used the fresh ginger) - to your taste
2 tbsp tomato paste
3 cups plain water
1 tbsp butter
A handful of vermicelli - broken to about 1 inch
A bowl of chickpeas/ lentils - pre-boiled

1 tbsp multipurpose flour
1/2 cup plain water

The Noxxa way:
  1. Set the Noxxa Pressure Cooker (NPC) to Stir Fry (SF).
  2. Put the butter in the heated pot.
  3. Add onion. Fry till slightly tender.
  4. Add parsley, coriander and celery. Mix well.
  5. Add the blended tomato.
  6. Add in the salt, pepper, ginger. Mix well and later add water.
  7. Turn off the SF. Set the NPC to pressure for 25minutes.
  8. After 25 minutes. Remove the steam by turning the know to steam.
  9. Open the lid. Add in the chickpeas/ lentils/ vermicelli.
  10. Add the flour mixture. Stir well.
  11. If you need to make it thicker. Set the NPC to SF and cook till to correct consistency.
Ready for serving.