As with Hainanese Chicken Rice, one of the essential components is the rice. You have to take the time to prepare the aromatic rice or the dish just isn't the same. Mum made the nasi lemak rice in the rice cooker - I could see the pandan leaves in there.
Mum prepared several individual accompaniments. Deep fried whitebait, fried cubes of tofu, Fried fish, omelette, and the chilli fried with onions. I arranged a bit of everything around my portion of rice and heated it in the microwave. I then sliced some fresh cucumber to go with it. The cucumber takes the edge off the heat from the chilli.
Looking at the whitebait up close, I couldn't help but be reminded of all my new little guppy fry swimming around in my aquarium. Look at the eyes! But I love to eat them! The whitebait...not the guppies =P
For dinner I wanted something a bit lighter than usual but I still needed a hit of carbs.
Grilled Banana Prawns with Banana, Garlic & Thyme
Baked Potato Wedges & Asparagus
that I had mixed in with some melted butter.
seasoned them with some cracked sea salt and baked them in the oven.
They were delicious!!