Monday, April 30, 2012

More Recipes related to Rice

Heavenly Brown Rice Balls With Braised Mushrooms

Recipe by John See
Serves 4


Rice balls:

  • 1cup cooked Heavenly Brown rice
  • 1tbsp garlic, minced
  • 3tbsp white onion, diced
  • 1tbsp sesame oil
  • 1tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 1tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 cup minced chicken
  • A pinch of ground white pepper
  • 1egg
  • 1tbsp cornflour

Braised mushrooms:

  • 1tbsp oil
  • 2tbsp garlic, minced
  • 100g mixed mushrooms, sliced
  • 2cups chicken stock
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Combine all the ingredients for the rice balls together. Mix until uniform.
  2. Gently form the mixture into 1½inch round balls. Steam 5 minutes until chicken is cooked.
  3. In a non-stick pan heat the oil over medium-high heat. Fry the garlic until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in the mushrooms and chicken stock, and bring to a boil. Simmer for 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Serve immediately with the rice balls.

Yellow Cucumber stuffed with Tofu and Brown Rice

Recipe by John See
Serves 2


  • 1cup cooked Heavenly Brown Rice
  • 1tsp deep-fried garlic
  • 1tbsp shallots, finely sliced
  • 1tbsp sesame oil
  • 1tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 egg tofu, cubed
  • 40g peeled water chestnuts, sliced
  • 1 yellow cucumber, peeled, halved and hollowed
  • 500ml chicken stock


  • 5g coriander leaves


  1. Gently mix all the ingredients together, except for the cucumber and stock.
  2. Spoon this mixture into the hollowed out cucumber halves.
  3. In a small saucepan, pour in the chicken stock. Carefully place the stuffed cucumbers into the stock. The stock should come up to the top of the cucumber, but not overflow into it. Simmer for 7 minutes, or until the cucumber is tender.
  4. Remove from the stock. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.

Lamb Satay with Peanut Sauce and Heavenly Brown Rice

Recipe by John See
Serves 4


  • 2 cups cooked Heavenly Brown Rice
  • 2 medium red onions, cut into wedges, to garnish
  • 1 cucumber, halved lengthways and cut diagonally into 2cm pieces, to garnish

Peanut Sauce:

  • 6 shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 red chillies, finely chopped
  • ½ cup chunky peanut butter
  • 12 tbsp palm sugar, finely chopped
  • 4 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp tamarind pulp, soaked in ¼ cup water
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  1. In a food processor, blend all the ingredients to a fine puree, adding a little water if the mixture is too thick.
  2. Heat the oil and fry the peanut puree until it is fragrant.

Satay Marinade:

  • 1 stalk lemongrass (lower part only), bruised
  • 15 galangal, finely chopped
  • 15g ginger, finely chopped
  • 8 shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp palm sugar
  • 1 tbsp tamarind juice
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp ground fennel
  • 1 kg boneless lamb leg, cut into 1cm cubes


  1. In a food processor, blend all the ingredients, except for the lamb, into a fine paste.
  2. Pour over the lamb and mix to coat. Cover with cling wrap and leave in the refrigerator to marinate for at least 8 hours, or overnight.
  3. Preheat the grill or prepare the barbecue. Grill or barbecue the marinated lamb for 8-10 minutes until tender, basting frequently with the remaining marinade.
  4. Serve hot with the peanut sauce, onion, cucumber, and Heavenly Brown Rice.

Grilled Stuffed Teriyaki Squid

Recipe by John See
Serves 2

Glazed with tangy sweet teriyaki sauce and stuffed with plump fragrant grains of Heavenly Rice, the humble squid becomes an undeniably delicious treat.


  • 1/2 cup cooked Heavenly Rice
  • 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 2 tbsp Japanese pickles, chopped
  • 1 tsp nori seaweed, shredded
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • Pinch of salt, pepper and chilli flakes
  • 2 x 120g squid, cleaned
  • 1 tsp olive oil


  1. Mix the Heavenly Rice, 1/4 of the teriyaki sauce, pickles, seaweed and lemon juice together. Season with salt, pepper and chilli flakes.
  2. Stuff the rice mixture into the squids and brush them with the remaining teriyaki sauce.
  3. Heat the oil in a stovetop grill pan until hot. Grill the squid until cooked, about 3 minutes.

Stir Fried Spring Onion and Pepper Beef Rice

Recipe by John See
Serves 2

Try, if you can, to resist the savoury aroma of this flavour-enhanced version of fried rice. Simple and easy to prepare, it has a sizzling taste that'll gratify even the most jaded palate.


  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp garlic, minced
  • 35g spring onion (white part only), sliced
  • 10g young ginger, thinly sliced
  • 10g red capsicum, sliced
  • 10g green capsicum, sliced
  • 10g yellow capsicum, sliced
  • 100g beef, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup cooked Heavenly Rice
  • 3 tbsp ready-made black pepper sauce
  • 1 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 tsp cornflour, blended with 1/3 cup water


  1. In a non-stick wok, heat the sesame oil and stir-fry the garlic, spring onion and ginger until fragrant.
  2. Add the capsicum and beef. Stir-fry for 1 minute.
  3. Add in the rest of the ingredients. Stir-fry for another 3 minutes.

Garlic Butter Rice with Braised Leg of Lamb

Recipe by John See
Serves 2



Garlic butter rice:

  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 45g deep-fried crispy garlic
  • 2 cups cooked Heavenly Brown Rice
  • 2 red capsicums


Braised leg of lamb:

  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 40g white onion, sliced
  • 20g garlic, minced
  • 40g leek, sliced
  • 45g sausage, sliced thickly
  • 60g carrot, sliced thickly
  • 60g zucchini, sliced thickly
  • 2cups red wine
  • 30g tomato paste
  • 550g leg of lamb
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • 20g flat leaf parsley, chopped


  1. To cook the lamb, heat the olive oil in a non-stick pot. Fry the onion, garlic and leek until fragrant.
  2. Add in the rest of the ingredients, except for the lamb. Bring to the boil and simmer for 4 minutes.
  3. Add in the lamb and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes, until tender.
  4. To make the garlic butter rice, melt the butter in a pan. Add the garlic and rice and fry for a minute.
  5. Slice the tops of the capsicums and scoop out the seeds and membrane.
  6. Spoon the rice into the hollowed out capsicum cups. Garnish with parsley, and serve with the lamb.

Tip: You can braise the lamb leg a day before serving, to improve its flavour.

Chicken Roulade With Mango Chilli Dip

Recipe by John See
Serves 2

Wow your guests with this palate-pleasing dish. It looks like it takes hours but can be made in minutes.


  • 2 x 120g chicken breasts
  • A pinch of salt and pepper
  • A pinch of sugar
  • 1/2 cup cooked Heavenly Rice
  • 60g tomato, seeded and cut into strips
  • 60g mango, cut into strips
  • 45g unsalted butter, diced
  • 1 tbsp virgin olive oil

Mango chilli dip

  • 80g mango, diced
  • 40g cucumber, diced
  • 10g red chilli, sliced
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • A pinch of salt and ground black pepper


  1. Combine all the ingredients for the mango chilli dip.
  2. Flatten the chicken breast with the back of a knife until it is 1/2 cm thick. Season with salt, pepper and sugar
  3. Mix together the Heavenly Rice, tomato, mango and butter. Divide the rice mixture into two portions.
  4. Spread one portion of the rice mixture over the chicken breast. Roll up the chicken to enclose the filling. Tightly wrap the chicken up in cling film. Tie a knot in the cling film at each end.
  5. Repeat step 4 with the other piece of chicken.
  6. Heat a pan of water until boiling. Gently lower the stuffed chicken into the water and simmer for 4 minutes.
  7. Remove the chicken and peel away the cling film.
  8. In a pan, heat the oil until hot. Lightly sear the chicken on all sides until golden brown.
  9. Serve with mango chilli dip.

Brown Rice with Herbs & Cashews

Recipe by Josephine Huang
Serves 6

A fresh-tasting rice dish that's redolent with aromatic herbs and is simple to make! Follow the first four steps then leave it to cook while you go about your other activities.


  • 100g cashew nuts, chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 spring onions, chopped
  • 300g Heavenly Brown Rice, washed
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 625ml vegetable stock or water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 200g baby spinach leaves, shredded
  • 3 tbsp fresh mint, chopped
  • 3 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Roast the cashews for 5-10 minutes until golden brown, but not burnt.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan and cook the spring onions until soft.
  3. Add the rice and garlic. Stir-fry for 2 minutes until the rice is evenly coated.
  4. Add the lemon juice, stock and salt. Bring to the boil. Reduce the heat, cover and cook for 45 minutes.
  5. Remove from the heat and add the spinach and herbs. Cover and leave for 8 minutes.
  6. Mix the spinach and herbs through the rice. Sprinkle with the cashews and serve.

Nasi Ulam (Malay Herbal Rice Salad)

Recipe by Josephine Huang
Serves 4

For those who think that healthy food is boring, this delicious recipe will have your tastebuds tingling!


  • 500g cooked Heavenly Brown Rice, cooled
  • 100g deep-fried salted fish, finely shredded
  • 100g cucumber, finely shredded
  • 100g green beans, finely shredded
  • 4 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 4 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 stem lemongrass (white part only), finely sliced
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves, stems removed and finely shredded
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh Asian basil leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp sambal belachan
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • Salt, to taste


  1. In a large bowl, stir the rice with a fork to get rid of the lumps.
  2. Add all the other ingredients and mix well. Season with salt to taste.

Fried Sesame Brown Rice with Chilli Bean Sauce

Recipe by John See
Serves 2


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp diced onion
  • 30g celery, sliced thinly
  • 1 cup cooked Heavenly Brown Rice (cooled, preferably overnight)
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds (toasted)
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp chilli bean sauce



  1. Heat oil in a wok over medium high heat. When hot, add the garlic and onion and fry until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  2. Add the celery and cook, stirring constantly, until softened.
  3. Add the rice, breaking it up with your fingers as you toss it into the wok. With your spatula, keep moving the rice around the wok for approximately 1½ minutes.
  4. Add the sesame oil, sesame seeds, soy sauce and chilli bean sauce. Stir-fry for another minute.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

"Amore: The Indication of Civilization of 22nd Century- Part 4"

Here are some lines in my first novel called "Amore: The Indication of Civilization of 22nd Century". I would expect that the book will be published in the end of year 2012. Be patient!

I am in my confinement period now, however, ......

The babies in my womb were delivered safely without any nurses and doctors around me. I never expected that my baby boys came out earlier.

A lot of people came to grab my babies before they were delivered and after they were born. I was so terrified.

My husband just came back from London. It was a day after our baby boys were delivered. He is a medical doctor who is working in Addenbrooke Hospital, Cambridge, United Kingdom. We used to stay in Maida Vale, Paddington Borough, London - 'The Little Venice'.

They are quadruplets. My first child was born on the 10th October 2010 (10-10-10). His name is McKente L. Tay (10/10/10 - 7:30 a.m.). He is a boy. My coming babies are named as McJuliuse L. Tay (23/11/10 - 2:00 a.m.), the second boy who was estimately to be born on 23rd November 2010, McJewsen L. Tay (30/12/10 - 1.00 a.m.), the third boy who was estimately to be borned on 30th December 2010, McGwyene L. Tay (01/01/11 - 3.00 a.m.), the third boy who was estimately to be borned on 01st January 2011. They are quadruplets. My husband suggested changing McGwyene to McKayne. I agreed.

One of my babies only smile and wave his right hand to me. Until today, he is still silent. He only smiled.

The babies were with their father and their grandparents now.
"I am resting at home for the 1-month confinement.

It was month ago. "I have 4 in my womb. The boys came out one-by-one in a different period. The first one came out on 10th October 2010. I have 3 more babies in my womb now. The untrasound images show 11 zigots/ embyros. The zigots/ embyros drop one-by-one throughout the pregnancy period. Until today, I have delivered one baby and I still 3 more babies in my wombs.

I can feel them. The feeling is really good. I need your help to ensure that I have good food and good water. "

To be continued ......

Sunday, April 22, 2012

She (Tous Les Visages De L'amour) Charles Aznavour

I received this lovely song and this lovely picture from a secret admirer this afternoon. It is very meaningful. He is so sweet. Watch the lyric below.

She (Tous Les Visages De L'amour) Charles Aznavour English lyric by Herbert Kretzmer

She may be the face I can't forget,

A trace of pleasure or regret,

May be my treasure or

The price I have to pay.

She may be the song that summer sings,

May be the chill that autumn brings,

May be a hundred different things

Within the measure of a day.

She may be the beauty or the beast,

May be the famine or the feast,

May turn each day into a

Heaven or a hell.

She may be the mirror of my dream,

A smile reflected in a stream,

She may not be what she may seem

Inside her shell.

She who always seems so happy in a crowd,

Whose eyes can be so private and so proud,

No one's allowed to see them

When they cry.

She may be the love that cannot hope to last,

May come to me from shadows of the past,

That I remember till the day I die.

She may be the reason I survive,

The why and wherefore I'm alive,

The one I'll care for through the

Rough and ready years.

Me, I'll take her laughter and her tears

And make them all my souvenirs

For where she goes I've got to be.

The meaning of my life is she, she, she--.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Books for leisure

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
by Amy Chua

Inspector Singh Investigates: A Curious Indian Cadaver
by Shamini Flint

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
by Bill Bryson

The world is flat, Chapter 10: The lady of guadalupe
by Thomas L. Friedman

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