Sunday, May 30, 2010
WHITE AND RED PORRIDGE
This porridge is a traditional one prepared for special occasion such as the birth of a baby, passing an exam or promotion at work. It is made of rice or glutinous rice and had two different colors hence its name.
The white is obtained by adding the coconut milk and salt then separated. Palm or brown sugar is added to the balance of the porridge. When serving the white portion is dotted on top of the red. This tradition is almost forgotten since the younger generation prefer other dessert to mark their special moment.
1 and 1/2 cups glutinous rice (soak 30 minutes)
1 cup coconut milk
3/4 cup palm sugar
1 pandan leaf knotted
salt to taste
* Put the glutinous rice, water, pandan leaf and salt in a pot. Boil until rice turns soft.
* Now add the coconut milk, stir until boiling. Remove about 1/2 cup of the porridge.
* Boil palm sugar with some water, strain.Now add the sugar syrup to the balance and stir well. Remove from heat.
* Place a ladleful of red colored porridge and dot on top with the white portion.