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Malaysians Try Recreating Their Fave Childhood Rice Dishes. Jadi Or Not?

today13 October 2021

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From nasi lemak to fried rice, economy rice, banana leaf rice, and so many more, Malaysians just can’t get enough of rice,Β kan?

Like, it’s the most important staple food in the country!Β Plus, rice is such a versatile carb. Be it eating it with dishes, frying it, or having it as porridge, we just can’t live without rice. <3

Knowing how much we love our nasi, Jasmine challenged us to cook our favourite childhood rice dishes, woohoo!

Watch the full video below to find out what went down:

Of course, everyone had a special rice dish that was close to their hearts


Brenda:Β “So, like, I like fried rice, chicken rice, nasi lemak, cheese baked rice, oh my gosh.”

Zaidi:Β “For me, of course, Nasi Lemak Daun Pisang. I still remember last time when I was a kid, once a week, my mum will buy for me Nasi Lemak Daun Pisang from the side of the road.”

As Suresh prepared his nasi briyani, it brought back all his Deepavali memories


Suresh:Β 
“One of the fondest memories I’ve got is during Deepavali. We only cook briyani during Deepavali. She (his grandmother) will cook briyani in this huge pot. Bring it down, everyone will sit on the floor. Banana leaf spread out, all waiting to just serve, you know.”

Meanwhile, when preparing her Hong Kong cheese baked rice, Brenda shared that it’s important to tenderise the meat before marinating it

Image via SAYS (YouTube)
Brenda:Β “So, first, you must tenderise the meat. To make it juicy and succulent. We have to marinate it. Okay, now we mix-y mix. Get all the sauce in there.”

For Zaidi, his secret tip to making a good nasi lemak is to alwaysΒ tumbukΒ the ingredients with love <3


Zaidi:Β “Now, we talk about the sambal. So, what we have to do is we crush like this. Just imagine, like, all your enemies are here. Then, you crush them like that. But you have to cook with affection, with your love, then your food will be good and tasty.”

Finallyyyy, check out all the completed dishes! Everything looks soΒ sedaaaaap. :9

No matter which rice dishes we enjoy eating, no one understands our love for rice better than Jasmine Food Corporation <3

For 61 years, the local household brand has been the go-to choice for many Malaysians when it comes to cooking rice. In fact, Jasmine recently became the leading* rice brand in the country, woohoo!

To cater to our lifestyle as well as the wide variety of rice dishes in our country, Jasmine Food Corporation has many different types of rice.

Whether you’re looking for brown rice to kickstart a healthy diet, basmathi rice to prepare briyani, or their classic white rice, Jasmine Food Corporation has got it all.

*No.1 in value in total Malaysia in Rice category.Β Based on the Retail Index Service for Rice category for the 12 months ending April 2021 in total Malaysia – Copyright 2021, The Nielsen Company (M) Sdn Bhd.

Find out more about Jasmine Food Corporation’s rice products on theirΒ website!

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Written by: Nabilah