Sometimes you tend to agree with the phrase 'Necessity is the mother of invention'! However, I am by no means talking about mechanical or scientific inventions, but merely the desire to create a new dish just because you have grown tired of the same old tried and tested ones! The euphoria is even massive when that new creation turns out to be something that your whole family enjoys!
Of course after having 'Nasi Minyak', 'Nasi Beriani' and 'Nasi Hujan Panas' countless numbers of times, my wife (yes! this one is by my her!) decided to change the ingredients for a certain rice recipe. She thought of making the spices for the rice similar to those that are usually used to make beef or chicken 'rendang'. She first, sauteed all the ground ingredients with some corn oil and margarine until slightly brown. She then added chicken stock, brought it to a boil and then added in the rice. After seasoning the rice with some salt, it was allowed to cook the same way you would ordinary rice. Here are the ingredients for the spices!
4 cups rice
5 cloves garlic
1 thumb-size ginger
1 thumb-size galangal
5 lemon grass, bruised
P.S. The title of this blog is actually referring to the lemon grass and rice, which incidentally belong to the grass family :)