Sunday, June 13, 2010

Tiny seaweed roll

If you're looking for sushi recipe, you've come to a wrong place. This one is Indonesian. Although the idea came from Korean seaweed roll, it's just Indonesian lemper -- with a twist. Oh, and for my baby, I used half-sized nori sheets instead of Korean laver. You can use the full-sized one for bigger roll.


Rice: 500 gram glutinous rice, 500 ml coconut milk, 2 small bay leaves, 1 stalk lemon grass, 1/2 tsp salt.

Chicken: 1 shredded boiled chicken breast meat, 4 small bay leaves, 6 lime leaves, 200 ml coconut milk from 1/2 coconut, 1 tsp tamarind water, 2 tsp cooking oil, 5 shallots , 3 cloves garlic, 3 candle nuts (I omitted this), 1 tbs ground coriander (pan-broiled), 1 tsp sugar.
The original recipe doesn't mention salt, but I added some.

Veggies: carrot, cucumber, salt and sugar to taste, water, vinegar.

Veggies: We can actually prepare this a day earlier. Cut carrot and cucumber into long thin strips, then mix with all ingredients. Chill in the fridge.

Rice: Soak rice for 2 hrs, rinse, steam for 15 minutes, put aside.
Boil coconut oil with bay leaves, lemongrass and salt. Add rice, keeps stirring stir until coconut milk dries up.

Stuffing: Grind shallot, garlic, candle nuts, coriander, sugar, salt, altogether into a fine paste. Heat oil, brown the paste.
Stir in coconut milk, chicken, bay leaves, lime leaves, tamarind water, and cook through until coconut milk dries up.
Remove from stove.

Seaweed roll:
Place one sheet of nori on a cutting board. Spread rice on half of the sheet and add 1 carrot strip, 1 cucumber strip, 1 egg strip on top of rice. Roll in a log, make sure to squeeze it tight. Use some water to stick the seaweed together.

Put a little sesame oil on knife to cut the roll. Slice into bite-size pieces.

Whew, talking about a lengthy recipe! But again, it's actually very simple. If you have no time to cook the chicken, you could substitute it with any meat floss. You can also mix other vegetables as you like.

My baby loves it. I hope yours will, too.


Dyah said...

I made lemper the following day aftere i read this posting :-)
The next day...bala2 or bakwan
The following day...kue cucur! recuperating time one does need all this delicious food ya? :-P

Dyah Ayu Wanodyasari said...

Kue cucur...hmmm need to google the recipe :p

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