Friday, 23 February 2007

Nasi Tomato

Everyone knows what tomato is but nasi is rather foreign to some of you. Nasi is in my language, Malay Language. In English it is known as rice. This menu is another favourite of my family especially the girls. I always have to cook extra because they will definitely eat more than usual. Here is the process of making Nasi Tomato, a recipe from my mother.

Heat about 2-3 tablespoon of margarine. I normally use margarine but I think butter is okay too.

Then add in sliced shallots & garlics, also half stickof cinnamon stick. Stir-fry until turn golden.

Next, slice 3 fresh tomatoes & join to the pan. Cook until the tomatoes soften.

Transfer the cooked tomato paste to a rice cooker. Pour in adequate water, 2 tablespoon of coconut milk or fresh milk, a little bit of salt & of course the uncooked rice.

Don't forget to throw in pandan leaves tied in double knots. This is to bring the sweet fragrant to the rice.

Now you have it, Nasi Tomato. Great to be eaten with my next meal, Daging Masak Kurma.


Anonymous said...

I don't have a rice cooker. The stove or oven be ok? I love cultural foods and being an country girl I can make great roasts and such. However, I love cooking and I am sooooo excited to have found your site.

jabishah said...

Gee.. tx amanda. Of course you can cook the rice in a pot on a stove. The thing here is I'm so pampered using arice cooker that I really don't know how to cook rice on the stove.. lol.