Sunday, November 15, 2015


1 kg sticky rice
1 coconut (to make 5 cups coconut milk)
½ kg beef
1 tsp coriander seeds
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
2 or 3 bay leaves
1 slice galangal
½ tsp m.s.g. 
How to make.
Wash the rice well, cover with water and let soak overnight. Steam rice in a steamer until half done. Remove the rice from the steamer and cover with the coconut milk and stir. Return the rice to the steamer and steam until done. Boil beef until tender. Chop into fine pieces. Pound the remaining ingredients in mortar with a pestle. Add the ground ingredients to the beef, together with 1 cup of coconut milk. Cook over low heat until dry. Add 1 tbsp cooking oil. Take 2 tbsp rice, pat it into a rectangle about 3” x 1½”. Spread 1½ tsp meat mixture on rice and fold over to enclose completely. Place each lemper on 6” square of banana leaf; roll up, fold ends and secure with toothpicks. Can be served either hot or cold. To heat; steam over hot water. 

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