Cooking with Jasmine rice – the Basmathi variety

I have been very sick lately. And severely fatigued for no reason. If you have noticed, I had stopped eating burgers and I’m glad the ramadan reviews are over for this year. I still eat out (one can’t beat the convenience of that) but I’m making small changes to my diet as a whole. No I won’t give up my steaks, burgers and cakes completely, but I will replace a meal each day with something home-cooked.

Jasmine Rice

I have been cooking porridge very consistently as it is such an easy food on the stomach, easy to digest, stomach-warming and healthier too. I cook mine without meat and for a one pot meal, it takes only about 30 minutes to cook.

Today I have a packet of Jasmine Basmathi and I’m wondering if that is suitable for porridge. I know basmathi is popularly used for briyani but since my aunty is more enthusiasticย on the idea of chinese cooking, we thought we will attempt our local chinese chicken rice with the basmathi. I expect the rice to turn light and fluffy even with chicken stock and oil added. Other than that, I have an idea for another “interpretation” of the chicken rice. But we are cooking tomorrow so you will have to wait to see the final result! ๐Ÿ™‚

Anymore ideas for me for the basmathi?

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  1. Sean Eat Drink KL

    Oh no. Sorry to hear you’ve not been well. Hopefully your condition will improve as you take all these steps. I guess good nutrition will help, and rice sounds like it’ll supply the basic energy you need…

    1. Rebecca Saw

      Thanks Sean!
      Hope to catch up with you soon! It’s been a long long year.. and some extreme lows and highs! ๐Ÿ™‚
      I do hope so that the supplements will help, as I’m spending a bomb on it!

  2. Veron

    You have not been well becky?
    What supplements are you taking? Let me know if I can help. Meanwhile good luck to your cooking, can’t wait to see what you’re gonna whip up! ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. cleffairy

    Roflol…sure can cook porridge by using basmati. I trued it before and it turns out okay. With the ingredients above…I would suggest mixed veggie rice or cabbage wrapped basmati rice. That would be awesome, I think…gat vitamin booster for you considering that you haven’t been feeling so well. You need all that nutritious boost, babe. Go for it. Can’t wait to see what you cooked with these.

    1. Rebecca Saw

      Hahah! I like the cabbafe wrapped basmati rice idea! ๐Ÿ™‚
      I have seen those before during the chinese 8 courses dinner; they stewed the whole thing with dried oysters etc. Very yummy with a starchy gravy base!
      I’m actually doing a very meat based recipe. LOL. Hope you like the twist in the idea I had ๐Ÿ˜›

  4. Angel

    I always like using basmathi rice when i cooked my mother’s recipe for nasi minyak or nasi tomato. Have made porridge with basmathi, but i feel it’s such a waste. Planning to try using it for Nasi Lemak. Looking forward to your chicken rice.

    1. Rebecca Saw

      Nasi lemak is good. It will absorb the coconut milk well and I do prefer nice fluffy grains for nasi lemak! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. justin

    You are cooking? So when are you hosting a “wackybecky cooks” party? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Rebecca Saw

      I do have my Table for Four series Justin ๐Ÿ™‚
      But yes it’s been a while. . I’m tempted to do it again but every weekend I have been occupied so far, else I’m out of town!

  6. siti khatijah

    Baca yang becky buat tu – nasi ayam burger and lolipop ais tu, kreatif benar! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Rebecca Saw

      Thank you thank you dear! I tahu siti pun boleh masak juga kan?? ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Dorothy

    Saw the hainanese burger and popsicles. Great work becky!

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