Laksa Baked Rice
Short Grain Rice
large sized, deshelled and deveined
washed and soaked for 2 minutes, chopped
Chinese Cooking Wine
How to cook
Prepare the rice
- Pour rice into the rice cooker container.
- Rinse it and soak it in water for 20 minutes.
- Drain the water, then add in sufficient water as indicated on the rice cooker.
- Add in vinegar to allow the rice to break down the starch and increase water absorption.
- Cook the rice according to the package instructions.
- Once it is cooked, use a rice ladle to fluff the rice.
- Close the lid and keep it warm in the rice cooker for at least 15 minutes - to ensure that the rice grains will absorb the remaining water so that every grain is soft and tender.
Prepare the prawns
- Deshell the prawns, leaving the tail on.
- Devein the prawns by slitting the back of the prawn to remove the intestines.
- Mix the prawns with 1 teaspoon of chinese cooking wine, 1/4 teaspoon of white pepper powder, 1/4 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of sugar.
- Let it marinate for 10 minutes.
- In a pan, heat up 1 tablespoon of oil then add in the prawns.
- Once the prawns have curled up slightly, flip to the other side.
- The prawn is ready when it is ½ cooked, it will continue to cook in the oven at the last stage.
Prepare the squid
- Remove the squid's tentacles from the body.
- Remove the translucent quill and impurities within the body.
- Detach and pull the skin off from the body.
- Cut the squid into rings.
- Mix the squid with ½ teaspoon of chinese cooking wine, 1/4 teaspoon of white pepper powder, 1/8 teaspoon of sugar and a pinch salt.
- Let it marinate for 10 minutes.
- Using the same pan as before, add in ½ tablespoon of oil.
- Add in the squid and do a quick stir-fry till it is ½ cooked, it will continue to cook in the oven at the last stage.
Prepare the clams
- Use a brush and scrub the clamshells under running water to remove any impurities on the shell.
- In a bowl, add in clams, ice water and 3 tablespoon of salt.
- Soak for at least 30 minutes so that the clams will purge out the sand.
- Rinse the clams several times till the water is clear.
Prepare the laksa fried rice
- Preheat the oven to 250°C, set it to broil or top heat.
- In a pan, heat up 1 tablespoon of oil.
- Add in chopped shallot, garlic, dried shrimp and laksa leaves then cook till fragrant.
- Add in the laksa paste and fry it.
- Add in the cooked rice, toss it quickly and mix evenly.
- Transfer the fried rice into the casserole.
- Spread the mayonnaise over the rice.
- Spread the prawns, squid, and fresh clams.
- Sprinkle mozzarella cheese.
- Transfer to the oven, place it on the top layer and bake for 3 minutes.
- It is ready when the cheese has melted and turned into a beautiful golden brown.
- Garnish with chopped laksa leaves and serve.
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