Nasi goreng in english would mean fried rice. So, you would have definitely tried this dish if you have ordered Malaysian fried rice before. Today was the kind of day that we were craving for food from my home. I decided to go with a typical dish and gave it a healthy twist! Yes, I may have cheated just so I would get this dish done in under 20 minutes or so! So here goes, I cheated by not making the sauce from scratch! Honestly, I was not feeling it but I am sure I can post a typical recipe soon!
Here is what I used for 2 servings:
200g raw brown rice
1 bottle ayam brand nasi goreng sauce
vegetables (whatever you like)
1 block of silken tofu
Firstly, I got my rice boiling in a rice cooker (you should own one if you cook rice often! It saves you time and helps you avoid burning rice). Then, stir fry the mushrooms and vegetables with the sauce (no oil). Made the tofu separately, its very delicate and soft so you could boil it or steam it! After which, I carefully mixed the tofu with the rest of the ingredient mix and added it onto rice. Lastly, I fried the eggs till it was nicely cooked but just a bit runny in the yolk (that is the way we like it but honestly you can cook it any way you like as I've said before).
The verdict on this dish is its nicely spiced and a filling dish for those who are looking to add calories without meat, tofu is a great substitute!
This is one of my favourite meals to make! I got the recipe for high fiber scones from "odlums". Its very simple and easy to make and only takes 20 minutes of your time!
I made some changes to the original recipe and this is what I used and it serves 2:
125g self-raising flour
125g wholemeal flour
25g olive oil spread
150ml unsweetened almond milk
Firstly, mix the olive oil spread into the flour mixture and add the milk at the end and mix well. I usually scoop them into muffin trays just to help with the shape of the scones and bake them at 180°C for 20 minutes. After which I spread a nice layer of low fat greek yogurt and place strips of smoked salmon on top of it with a sprinkle of parsley. I love squeezing some lemon juice on top of it, the flavours blend perfectly together. I know some people prefer using crème fraîche for a creamy and full flavour, and I have them that way sometimes for a treat. Whatever you choose, its a great recipe and its easy to make when you've had a busy day and craving for something refreshing and healthy!
Grilled salmon,red lentil pasta with rosso pesto & a sprinkle of parmesan served with classic caesar salad
So since I have all the time on my hands I decided to start making new dishes and decide how complementary flavors can get on my own (although I am sure there are books out there!) I would prefer to go on this sensory journey on my own. Firstly, I should say red lentil pasta is divine! If you fancy trying an alternative to wheat pasta, definitely start with this one. Maybe because I love lentils, this makes it doubly delicious. Now, about the pairing, I simply grilled the salmon with a small bit of olive oil (Greek!). The touch of parmesan melted on hot pasta with rosso sauce gave the dish a sweet full flavour which went perfectly with the plain grilled salmon. mmm yum! I know the salad looks like it has lots of dressing (I do love my dressings), an alternative would be low fat yogurt or no dressing at all! I have plain salads twice a week at least and its refreshing! Some days, I would toss it with some olive oil and vinegar and its perfect. Have your pick over your veges and how you like them, just as long as you are having them everyday!