Iced Rice Thai Style, Kao Chae
Kao is rice. Chae is soaking. Kao Chae is iced cold rice, eaten with rice foods and served in a very hot days of summer.
|5||cups||old rice water cold jasmine scented water|
Soak the rice in alum for salt die substitution) water for at least 2-3 hours. Wash the rice well afterwards. This process helps to remove as much starch as possible so that the grains are shiny. Put rice and 1 cup water in a 2-quart container, covered, cook at High (600-700 Watts) for 5 minutes. Pour the rice into a metal sieve, wash and drain. Wrap the rice with damp muslin and put in the steaming container. Pour ½ cup of water in the lower bowl, steam, at High for 5 minutes. Leave the rice to cook, serve in bowls with crushed ice and pour cold jasmine scented water into the bowl.
Shrimp paste Balls
|1½||teaspoons||sliced lemon grass|
|1½||teaspoons||sliced Kra-chai (optional)|
|½||cup||meat of catfish, roasted|
Put shrimp paste, shallot, lemon grass, Kra-chai and fish in a work bowl of an electric meat chopper, pulse 2-3 times to produce fine mixture. Remove the mixture to a one-quart container, add coconut cream, cover loosely with kitchen paper and microwave at High (600-700 Watts) for 1 minute until aromatic. Season with soy sauce and sugar, cook uncovered at High for 6 minutes. (stir once between cooking time). Leave to cool and make a 1-cm. cut across the balls. Heat 7″ x 7″ browning skillet in microwave oven for 6 minutes. Pour in cooking oil and microwave at High for 2 minutes. Dip the balls into beaten egg and fry in the skillet 10-15 balls at a time. Heat oil in Microwave oven at High for 1½ minutes between each addition.
Stuffed Green Pepper
|5||Prik yuak (pale green pepper)|
|¼||teaspoon||chopped coriander root|
Clean Prik yuak and seeded. Pound coriander root, peppercorns and garlic and mix well with pork and shrimps in a small mixing bowl. Season with fish sauce and sugar. Stuff in Prik yuak and place the stuffed Prik Yuak in a one-quart shallow container. Microwave, covered, at High (600-700 Watts) for 2-3 minutes. Leave to cool. Heat the browning skillet in microwave oven at High for 3 minutes. Pour in cooking oil. Pour the beaten egg in a dispenser for making “Sweet Egg drop”. Move the dispenser backwards and forwards and criss-cross quickly so that a gold net is formed. Wrap the stuffed Prik Yuak with these nets.
Stir Fried Salted white Radish
|½||cup||finely shredded salted white radish|
Soak and drain salted white radish and put in a one-quart container. Stir in cooking oil, cover loosely with kitchen paper, microwave at High (600-700 Watts) for 3 minutes. Season with sugar, mix well and cook at high for 8 minutes. Stir 2 times between cooking time.
Sweet Crispy Shredded Beef
|½||cup||shredded dried beef|
Toss well shredded dried beef and cooking oil in a flan plates. Cover loosely with kitchen paper and microwave at High (600-700 Watts) for 4 minutes. Season with sugar and fried shallots, microwave, covered loosely, at High for 4 minutes longer.