Crunchy Rice Rollers

These very lightly sweetened, crunchy rice rollers have been part of my self-care regimen lately. Due to an extra restrictive diet and in an attempt to try to manage the physical side effects of my medications, there aren’t a lot of foods I can enjoy at the moment. However, I know I can enjoy these […]

Air Fryer Ayam Goreng Berempah (Spiced Fried Chicken) with Nasi Lemak (Coconut Rice)

I have to say we are pretty pleased with our new air fryer so far. Last night, we made ayam goreng berempah or spiced fried chicken, and the chicken is cooked to perfection as usual, without much effort on our end. We served the chicken with a simple but delicious meal of nasi lemak (coconut […]

Chicken and Sausage Rice Soup

All I could think of when I was going to bed last night was that I really needed to use up some of the leftover ingredients in the fridge soon, lol. So, that’s exactly what I set out to do the moment I opened my eyes this morning and here’s the result – delicious chicken […]

Lamb Rendang with Nasi Lemak (Coconut Rice)

I decided to make lamb rendang today with only the ingredients that are currently in my pantry – so no fresh chilies, shallots, or galangal. Instead, I used dried chilies, yellow onion, and ginger. Thankfully, I had a couple stalks of lemongrass in my freezer. It turned out soooooooo good! I served it with nasi […]

Comfort Food – Rice Porridge

Made this when it started getting chillier back in September but honestly, like I need any reason to have porridge, lol. I like my porridge to be on the soupy side…..how about you? And my absolute favorite topping is…….crispy anchovies! Hands down! What’s your favorite topping?

Fried Radish Cake and Porridge

I had fried radish cake (made this a while back and froze it and promptly forgot I have it until a couple of days ago, lol) and simple porridge with stir-fried green beans and roasted peanuts for breakfast. Comfort food indeed! ❤️ Radish cake recipe is from MyKitchen101en.com. Porridge is simply made from rice (I […]

Shrimp and Avocado Sushi Bowls

We enjoyed homemade shrimp and avocado sushi bowls this evening – all the deliciousness without the hassle of making actual sushi rolls. 😁 Make the rice: 2 cups short-grain rice (I use Kokuho Rose Rice) 2 cups water 1/2 cup sushi vinegar (I use Nishiki Sushi Vinegar) Rinse rice with water until water runs almost […]

Cajun Spiced Salmon with Green Beans and Rice Pilaf

Lunch was simple and delicious today! Here’s our short-cut, lazy method that yields moist and tender salmon: Preheat oven to 375°F. Place frozen salmon fillets (do not have to thaw) in a sheet pan lined with aluminum foil. Coat with a couple tablespoons oil and season with Cajun (or Creole) seasoning. Even if oven has […]

Anchovy Fried Rice

I can’t believe I did not have this recipe on my blog prior to today. It is absolutely one of my faves! Yum! To prep the anchovies: 1/2 vegetable oil 1 (3.5-oz) package salted anchovies, rinsed once or twice Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add anchovies and fry until […]

Chicken Fried Rice

I spent a portion of Mother’s Day making this delicious chicken fried rice for our kiddo. It is one of the few things that he actually loves and I typically make a large batch (as in triple the recipe below) to freeze so that all we would have to do for future meals is thaw […]