Friday, December 2, 2011

Pulut Pandan With Thai Red Curry Seafood

There's nothing wrong with your eyes. The rice is green. These are glutinous rice ( nasi pulut ) which has been soaked with pandan water. I soaked them for 4 hours and also i cooked them in my rice cooker with pandan water before i put them to steam. I did not steam them right away after soaking because i actually wanted them to look noticeably a little more green. You see, just soaking them alone, my rice did not turn out ' green' as it should already had if it was soaked in blue pea flower juice and it got blue. It was just very very light in green only if you look near. That's why i took another step to cook them in pandan water. I am quite happy the way they turned out. Now you may ask me why do i want them to look green? Ha! Simply because i'm making these for the Christmas Giveaway organised by Swee San from The Sweet Spot. Cook or bake anything in red and/or green. The closing date for this giveaway is on the Dec11, 2011. Come and join, for more details, just click on the link above.

Along with these pandan pulut rice, i cooked some Thai Red Curry Seafood. If you have a blender at home, making the paste itself isnt too difficult. You can always adjust the spiciness to your liking. It's not very spicy and fragranced with lemongrass and kaffir leaves. I really enjoyed my meal. Have a great weekend!


Recipe ( enough to feed 2 persons)
To cook Pandan Glutinous Rice ( Nasi Pulut Pandan)
250gm glutinous rice, washed and soaked in pandan water for 4 hours, drained
70ml coconut milk
1/2 tsp of salt
pandan water for cooking rice

To obtain pandan water:
i used around 20 pandan leaves here, wash and cut them into pieces and blend them in batches in  a food processor with water. Sieve twice. You will need around 800ml of pandan water here or maybe less if you dont mind use the same soaking water to cook the rice. I did not.


Method:
1. Place the glutinous rice in rice cooker and pour in coconut milk and salt. Add the pandan water to be just about 1/4 inch above the rice and cook till the on/off switch flips up.
2.  Transfer them to a tray lined with banana leaves and steam them on high heat for further 15-20 minutes till they are completely cooked.


Thai Red Curry Seafood
Ingredients for red curry paste
5 pcs shallots
2 pips garlic
15pieces of dried chillies, soaked in hot water till soft, drained
1 small piece of turmeric ( about 1/2 thumbsize)
3 slices of galangal ( lengkuas)
2 stalks lemongrass
6 pieces of kaffir lime leaves
1/2 inch of cinnamon stick

Blend all the above except for the cinnamon stick

Main ingredients:
8 medium large size prawns
2 squids
3 filament crab sticks
some baby corns
some french beans or long beans
2 chillies, cut into lengths
6 pieces of kaffir lime leaves
2 tsp of fish sauce
1/4 tsp of salt
pinch of sugar
60ml coconut milk
200ml water

Method:
1. Pour some oil into wok, fry the cinnamon stick and put in the pounded ingredients and saute them in low heat till aromatic, takes around 15 minutes. Remove and clean your wok cos there may be burnt substance at middle part of the wok after frying the pounded ingredients.
2. Put your curry paste ( no 1) back into the wok, pour in the water , add in the kaffir leaves and let them boil. Put in baby corns, french beans , chillies, coconut milk and boil till the beans turn a little soft. Just a few minutes. Add in the prawns, squids, filament crab sticks, fish sauce, salt and sugar for final seasoning and cook for further 5 minutes.

I am submitting this to the Christmas Giveaway in The Sweet Spot

41 comments:

  1. Hi Lena,

    thanks for joining. oh my i think i can smell the curry and pandan rice from here ..

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  2. Lena, I'm getting hungry by looking at your yummy green rice and red curry seafood. Looks so yummy!

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  3. Wish I live next door to you! Then I'll invite myself over! Haha, looks delicious! The rice must be really fragrant too with the pandan!

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  4. Yummy! It looks spicy and that's very tempting. Usually I see turmeric rice with curry chicken, haha, but now it's pandan rice with red seafood curry!
    Nice, nice!!

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  5. I love pulut. Pulut with pandan fragrance is even more delicious, though I never try before. Your pandan pulut with Thai red curry make me hungrier. Seriously, this looks very yummy.

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  6. Already had lunch but I'm still salivating when seeing your pandan rice and curry! Yums! I bet the pandan rice is super fragrant ya! Good luck in your entry to Swee San's giveaway!

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  7. This looks so fresh and authentic. I love the colours (even the green rice hehe) and the vibrancy in this dish.

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  8. Hi Lena,
    Just love your pandan rice, must be very fragrant, the green rice looks lovely & the curry too, Good Work & Good Luck to you!!!

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  9. i so afraid to handle glutinous rice, sometime too sticky sometime undercook...yours is just perfectly done, together with the curry...WOW yummy!

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  10. Hi, Lena,
    It look so yummy, you are really good in baking and cooking.

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  11. This is my first time seeing green pulut rice. Such an innovative creation, Lena! With the spicy sour thai red curry, yum~ so appetizing.... I don't mind the calories and would like have 2 bowl of pulut rice now.

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  12. Lena dear, you outdo yourself again, again and again! The first thing I go for will be that BIG spicy prawn before I even attack the frangrant pandan glutinous rice. You are so lucky you are not my neighbor if not you will have an UN-invited guest everyday!

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  13. Wow, nice creation of pandan pulut rice and curry, sound really delicious ler..

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  14. Wow look at that gigantic king sized prawn! Pandan-infused rice just looks so appetizing compared to plain ole white rice. :) have a great weekend!

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  15. Although I have just had my dinner, I wouldn't mind a second round just to have your delicious looking pandan rice and curry! They look so good!

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  16. that thai red curry sauce looks phenomenal. I could use that on just about anything i love the flavor so much. Its like a cajun spice all fired up! It is just calling my name! The first picture is amazing by the way. I love the green color of the rice

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  17. Lena, looks excellent and tempting. Your culinary skill is good. 2 thumbs up.

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  18. Lena, you really creative! I selalu nampak nasi lemak pandan and now you dah buat pulut pandan...

    Lena, read the way you cook and the ingredients used, dah boleh imagine how delicious it was...really mouth watering tis tis tis...may I copy your recipe ya!

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  19. My mouth is watering...!! This meal looks stunningly delicious and at the moment I really wish you were my neighbour, I would even buy this from you ;) - after all I always spend quite a lot of money for eating out and this is definitely something that I'd have anytime!!

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  20. I really enjoyed your meal too, Lena. It looks so festive. If only I could have a nibble to be sure:)

    Thanks for sharing...

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  21. Bananaz no problemo got CVD so rice dunno what color haha. Got blue meh? Rice should be very nice with pandan flavor. Aduh my favorite curry with prawns. Yummy!

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  22. Oh wow, the curried shrimp looks like a winner dish! I would love some!

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  23. Lena lena...looking at your giant prawns make me hungry...lets grab the gift voucher from Swee San and go shopping together at Pantry Magic...LOL! * wink wink shhhhh dont tell Swee San :)

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  24. wow look at that giant prawn! Mouthwatering!

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  25. I can imagine how fragrant the pulut is! I would love that huge prawn on the last photo! Yum!

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  26. Lena, I just finished my dinner and looking at yours dish make me want to eat again!! The giant prawn and the coconut pandan rice, yummy!!

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  27. hi Lena , ooooooooooooo best nya, i really love this, especially pulut, your photos are just beautiful and looks very appetizing

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  28. hmmmm can't wait to eat this.....yummy

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  29. I am hungry just by looking the photos. And the seafood-oolala!

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  30. oh, that looks so festive and absolutely delish!

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  31. From your picture, I can "smell" the fragrance of pandan from your rice dish. Instead of glutinous rice, I might try cooking this with jasmine rice for our daily meals. Yum!

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  32. The green of the pandan pulut and the red of the Thai red curry go so well together visually... I can only imagine how their flavours would mingle! :D

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  33. Eileen@Hundred Eighty DegreesDecember 5, 2011 at 11:10 AM

    Hi Lena, just came back from cruise this morning, had so much of the western food, and your asian food came in at the right time...yummy!

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  34. I love the idea of green rice- but the fact that it's pandan makes it even better!! :) Your red curry looks delicious too!

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  35. I am drooling!!!Great dish,so bright colors!Have a lovely week,dear!

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  36. Wah sedapnya... drooling... how I wish pandan can grow here. I like anything flavoured with pandan.

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  37. Gosh, you are really making me so hungry! I want some! *drooling all the way*

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  38. This is one is so appetizing and yummy.

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  39. hi everyone, thanks again! appreciate all your kind comments.

    @ quaypo: come come i also want to learn those western cooking from you!

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  40. oooo...this looks absolutely divine!

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