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Laksa Baked Rice

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50 min

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30 min



Short Grain Rice
2 cups
Laksa Paste
160 g
Laksa Leaves
20 pieces
large sized
large sized, deshelled and deveined
300 g
100 g
34 cup
mozzarella cheese
to taste
50 g
50 g
20 g
Dried Shrimps
washed and soaked for 2 minutes, chopped
2 tbsp
Chinese Cooking Wine
12 tbsp
1 tsp
12 tbsp
1 tsp

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.

Start cooking

  • 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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