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Indonesian food comes from many sources of ingredients and spices, from various kinds of chillies, ginger, shallot, turmeric to coconut milk. Combining those natural spicy ingredients provides you unique dishes from Indonesia, the islands of spices...

To All food lovers, I really encourage you to try the taste of Indonesian foods, most of them are spicy and have exotic tastes you've never experienced before, I'm serious...
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Lemper (Rice Rolls with Spicy Filling)

Ingredients :

  • 500g (1lb) glutinous rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup thick coconut milk
  • 250g (8oz) finely chopped chicken
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 curry leaves
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon dried shrimp paste (trasi)
  • squeeze of lemon juice
  • squares of banana leaf or aluminium foil

How To:
  • Wash rice and drain. Put into saucepan with water and bring to the boil. then turn heat very low, cover pan tightly and steam for 15 minutes.
  • Mix ¾ cup of the coconut milk with ½ cup of water in a small saucepan and heat without boiling. Add to rice, stir gently with a fork, cover and steam for 5-10 minutes until coconut milk is absorbed. Leave to cool.
  • Season chicken with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a wok or medium sized saucepan, and fry the garlic and curry leaves for 1 minute.
  • Add ground spices and trasi and fry, stirring, for a minute longer, crushing the trasi with a spoon. Add the chicken and fry until the colour changes and it no longer looks raw.
  • Add reserved ¼ cup coconut milk and simmer uncovered on a low heat until well cooked and quite dry.
  • Add lemon juice to taste, check seasoning and add more slat and pepper if required. Cool.
  • Take a large tablespoon of rice and flatten on a piece of banana leaf till 12mm (½ inch) thick.
  • Put a good teaspoonful of rice of the filling in the middle and mould the rice around it into a cylindrical shape.
  • Roll up in the banana leaf and secure with wooden toothpicks, or roll in the foil to make a neat parcel.
  • These parcels can be heated over a barbeque or steamed for 15 minutes, then allowed to cool again.
  • They are served at room temperature as a snack.


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wita said...

rajin banget deh bisa bikin lemper, mau dong....

Admin said...

HI Juandy, Ijust posted Ayam Bakar Padang on my blog with your blog link.
Thanks a lot. Have a great day!

Juandy said...

Hehe... :) gw justru pengen belajar dari situ juga...

Roni Sjachrani said...

Thanks for this recipe. I defintely will try to make it. People who come to our restaurant ( who have been to Indonesia always ask for lemper, but we don't have them in our menu. Thanks.

jacijon said...


jacijon said...

How many servings does this recipe make?