Bubur lambuk is a Malaysian savory rice porridge which is perfect for chilly weather. This heartwarming dish a is a meal in itself. Add vegetables like carrots or peas if desired.
1 cup uncooked rice
10 cups water
1 cinnamon stick
1 pod star anise
1 3cm piece fresh ginger, peeled and bruised
150g lean beef, minced or sliced thinly
100g chicken fillet, diced
150g fresh medium prawns, peeled, deveined and diced
3/4 cup thick coconut milk
4 tablespoons deep fried shallots for garnish
1 spring onion, sliced for garnish
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Wash the rice in water. Change the water until it runs clear. After, place the washed rice and 10 cups of water in a heavy pot. Put it over high heat and bring it to a boil.
Reduce the heat to low and then place the cinnamon, star anise, cloves, ginger and beef into the pot. Cover partially and let it simmer for an hour or until the rice is very soft. Stir occasionally. Add water if the water dries out.
With a spoon, get the star anise and the cinnamon. Add the chicken and let it simmer for 10 minutes and then add the prawns and simmer it for another 5 minutes or until the prawns change color.
Pour in the coconut milk and season it with salt and pepper. Ladle it into individual bowls and garnish with fried shallots and spring onion before serving.
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