2cupsOkome Shortgrain USA Calrose Rice600g cooked rice
160gGolden Chef Laksa paste
2tbspdried shrimpswashed and soaked for 2 mins, chopped
50gmozzarella cheeseadd more if desired
chopped laksa leavesgarnishing
8pcslarge prawns300g, deshell and devein
1tspchinese cooking wine
1/4tspwhite pepper powder
1/2tspchinese cooking wine
1/4tspwhite pepper powder
Step 1: Prepare the ingredients
Rice: Pour 2 cups of rice into the rice cooker container. Rinse it and soak it in water for 20 mins. Drain the water, add in sufficient water as indicated on the rice cooker. Add in vinegar. #Tip: Adding in vinegar will allow the rice to break down the starch and allow better water absorption.
- Cook the rice. 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 mins.
#Tip: In this way, the rice grains will absorb the remaining water and every grain is soft and tender.
Prawn: Remove the head and the shell. Leaving the tail on. Slit the back of the prawn to remove the intestines.
Squid: Remove the tentacles from the body. Remove the translucent quill and impurities within the body. Detach and pull the skin off from the body. Cut into rings.
Clam: Use a brush and scrub the clamshells under running water, this will remove any impurities on the shell. In a bowl, add in clams, ice water and 3 tbsp of salt. Soak for at least 30 mins so that the clams will purge out the sand. Rinse the clams several times till the water is clear.
Step 2: Marinate and cook the seafood
Mix the prawns with the seasoning. Give it a good mix and let it marinate for 10 mins.
Mix the squid with the seasoning. Give it a good mix and let it marinate for 10 mins.
In a pan, heat up 1 tbsp of oil. 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.
Using the same pan, add in ½ tbsp of oil. Add in the squid and do a quick stir-fry till it is ½ cooked. #Tip: It will continue to cook in the oven at the last stage.
Step 3: Cook laksa fried rice
Preheat the oven to 250oC. Set to broil/top heat.
In a pan, heat up 1 tbsp of oil. Add in chopped shallot, garlic, dried shrimp and laksa leaves. Cook till fragrant.
Add in laksa paste and fry it.
Add in rice, toss it quickly and evenly.
Step 4: Assemble, bake and serve
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 mins. It’s ready when the cheese has melted and turned into a beautiful golden brown.