Recipe by: Dewi Hackl
Source: Dewi Hackl
- 500 g glutinous rice
- 125 ml coconut milk
- 2 cups of water
- 4-5 Salam leaves (Indonesian bay leaves)*
- 1 lemongrass stalk
- 3 candlenuts (see photo),* (mashed into a paste using a mortar and pestle)
- ½ tsp coriander powder
- Pinch of Salt
- 2 cm of galangal (a kind of ginger, see photo)*
- 250 g chicken breast, minced
- ½ tsp turmeric powder
- ¼ tsp coriander powder
- 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp sugar
- 6 candlenuts (see photo)*
- 2 cm of ginger, fine chopped **
- 2 cloves garlic, fine chopped **
- 4 shallots
- 3 Salam leaves (Indonesian bay leaves)*
- 3 kaffir lime leaves
- Banana leaves for wrapping*
- Toothpicks to secure the banana leaves
* Candlenuts and galangal can easily be found in grocery stores. Banana leaves can be found at NTUS Fair Price or wet markets – sold as fresh or dried leaves. Salam leaves can be found at wet markets, sold as dried or fresh.
** Can also grind in a food processor.
- Soak the rice in a bowl for 1 hour. Drain and rinse.
- In a saucepan cook the glutinous rice, coconut milk and water and the rest of ingredients for 12 mins. Stir time to time to make sure it doesn’t stick to the saucepan.
- Steam for further 15-20 mins.
- Set a side to cool.
- Using the food processor, grind the shallots, garlic, ginger, candlenuts, coriander, sugar and salt. This is the “ground spices”.
- Heat the oil in a pan. Sauté the “ground spices” until fragrant.
- Add the galangal, Salam, kaffir leaves, turmeric powder, and the minced chicken.
- Cook until the chicken is almost dry. Set aside to cool.
- Take a large tablespoon of rice and place onto a piece of banana leaf (15 x 15 cm square shapes).
- Flatten the rice to 1/2 inch (12 mm) thickness.
- Put a good teaspoon of chicken filling in the middle and mold the rice around it into a cylindrical shape.
- Roll the banana leaf and secure the ends with toothpicks to make a neat parcel.
- Heat the parcels over a barbeque or steamed for 15 mins, than allowed to cool again to serve.
Download PDF here: Indonesian Lempur Chicken Rice Parcels Dewi Hackl