Since i got myself a new Nyonya recipe book last week, so i have to make good use of it, right?!
And this is it....one of my favourite kueh.....glutinous rice and chili shrimps/prawns wrapped in banana leafs...yummy!
Its so delicious, that i can easily swallow 3 straight....hmm...fattening hah! hee hee! Nothing can compare when it comes to good food....;P
Anyway the preparation of this kueh is only within an hour or so.
300g Glutinous rice, soaked for at least 2 hours
200g Coconut milk
**some banana leaves -for wrapping (cut, washed & boiled)
**some toothpick -for sealing
1 inch galangal / cekor
6-8 nos Shallots
5 pips Garlic
5 nos Candle nuts
3-5 nos Red Chilies
1 tbsp Coriander powder
200g Fresh prawns (shelled)
2 tbsps Dried Shrimps (soaked)
2 tsps Salt
1-2 tbsps Sugar
**2-3 tbsps water (for simmering)
~ Mix glutinous rice with coconut milk (just covered the rice will do), steam over high flame for 30 minutes. Cool alittle before wrapping.
~ Fragnant (B) with oil, add in (C) and stir-fry for a while then add in (D).
~ Add in 2-3 tbsps of water, mix well and simmer for about 5 minutes. Then stir until almost dry, keep a side to cool.
~ Brush alittle cooking oil on the banana leaf, spread one portion of cooked glutinous rice lengthwise in the centre of the banana leaf, put some prawn filling on it. Fold over the rice to shape into a roll, then seal with toothpick.
~ Grill or pan-fry the rolls.
** I chose to grill cause i like the burning fragnant of the banana leaves, which will bring the rice more flavour. The portion here makes about 20 rolls...give it a try!!