Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Bubur merah, bubur putih

This dessert is not unusual with Malay families in Singapore. Usually served at birthday parties or at a thanksgiving feast. My mom would make this dessert using the red color sugar but since I am unable to get any red color sugar here, I used the brown sugar. Many used the glutinous rice but others would use regular rice. The brown/red part is usually sweet and the white part is a little salty. My first time to make this delicious dessert. Wonderful.

1 cup glutinous rice, washed
2 pandan leaves (screwpines), knotted
1/2 cup coconut milk (used 1 cup regular 2%milk)
salt to taste
brown sugar or gula melaka

In a pot, cover glutinous rice with enough water and milk. Add the pandan leaves and salt to taste. Let it boil under a medium heat. Stir often to avoid the rice from sticking on the bottom of the pot. Once the rice has soften, from 1/3 of the amount of rice. Set it aside. The remaining 2/3, add the brown sugar and stir well. Add the white sugar is not sweet enough.
To serve,  scoop the brown glutinous rice first then drop a tablespoon of the white glutinous rice. Enjoy!


natalia said...

sounds wonderful ! I wish I could find pandan leaves !!

Lannae said...

You should do this!!

lilmizlynn said...

Natalia, if you cant get it leaves, you can use the extract. But if you really cant find any of it, you can skip using the pandan leaves.. its just for the fragrance. :)

lilmizlynn said...

Lannae, I am so honored but my cooking skills still not that good and I'm very shy on camera.. LoL.. Its ok, I'll just be the one watching them on tv.. hehe.. Thanks for your encouragement. xoxo

Lannae said...

OK. I will watch too. Next time, you need to try! Practice talking in front of a mirror, and next time I will see YOU on tv!

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Paula said...

I love your blog!
This looks so delicious!

Have a nice time!

Indonesia Eats said...

This is common to be served for celebrating new baby born or birthday in Indonesia as well.

I haven't had this for ages :)

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Za said...

I rem this because my mom gave this to all our Muslim neighbors when I came of age. Sigh.....did it have to be so public? But I sooo enjoy eating this. Hmm...dah lama tak makan nih. Maybe I shall make this the next raya gathering.

lilmizlynn said...

Thanks Paula and hope you have a nice day!

Za,hehe.. kelakar la u nie. yea, this bubur really good kan. I think I'll be making this bubur again.. hehe..

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