Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Instant Nasi Briyani ... almost!

I feel slightly guilty if I dont cook on dinner on Sat nights. Cos its the only day we get to eat dinner alone (just hubby & me, Bryan too of course) and on most Sats, we tapau something simple like fried rice, fried noodles and these days, hub is hooked on this nasi lemak with fried chicken from pasar malam that he accidentally discovered!

While at Carrefour, I spotted some instant nasi ayam, nasi briyani and even nasi tomato packs which I thought was a good idea since it was so quick and simple to prepare. So I decided on a nasi briyani as a start.

Asked mom to help me marinate some chicken thighs in curry powder (Indian style) overnight. And I was thinking of something simple like just fried eggs and fresh cucumbers as side dishes to complete the meal.


The brand that i bought was Chef Bop. It consist of one package of brasmati rice and another smaller package of curry paste mixture. All you have to do is to wash rice (as per normal lah) and add 480ml of water then add the curry paste mixture into the rice and mix thoroughly. Add a pinch of salt. Then cook rice (as per normal lah again) in rice cooker for abt 20 mins. At this point, I added some golden raisins and almonds and gave it a quick stir. Continued cooking rice for another 10-15 mins until done. That's it.

Verdict:

Rice does not taste like Briyani at all (ha!ha!) Maybe more like nasi kuning than briyani. But it was ok. I liked it cos it was different from our daily brown rice. At least this one has got raisins & nuts .. hehehe.

Will I buy it again?

Yeah why not? This pack can feed abt 5 adults (average eaters lah) and it does taste ok. Its more like a flavoured rice and can be convenient for entertaining small number of guests.

12 comments:

Mummy Gwen said...

So easy to prepare. Very convenient. Yours looks good.

LittleLamb said...

u can try San Remo brand. No msg, 7 mins to cook.... various type of pasta meals.....

Ann said...

Good alternative. Sometimes there instant stuff sure come in handy!

Thanks for sharing. Did you try the others by the way?

2L2M.... said...

hmm....worth a try. But may be with other chicken recipe :) got one to share? :)

mNhL said...

Wow...din know thay got instant nasi briyani. Next time maybe can buy some instant ayam merah to go with the nasi. Sure nice.

vickylow said...

Look easy and nice too. Wah star shape fried egg somemore keke.

Rose said...

It does look easy to prepare and when you have the crave, instant is definitely an answer! hahha!

it has been a long long time since I cooked. I think since I have my baby, I dont really cook.

slavemom said...

I've tried their nasi tomato, I think. Not bad, not bad.

MeRy said...

Looks yummy...simple dish 2 prepare.

BabyBooned said...

the maggi nasi briyani sachet isnt so bad too. but it might be a little spicy for kids though. so i usually use a little less than one pack ;)

but nxt time i wanna try this brand lah!

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

I am not a big fan of Nasi Briyani but seeing what you have cooked, I think I must give a try.

2ma said...

your family eats brown rice daily??? so healthy!