Thursday, 16 June 2011

THE BLESSINGS OF THE RICE SEEDS. NUSANTARA VEGETABLE URAP RECIPE-

THE BLESSINGS OF THE RICE SEEDS;    NUSANTARA VEGETABLE URAP RECIPE-
 A TRADITIONAL NUSANTARA  SALAD RECIPE
URAP-URAP SAYUR NUSANTARA RECIPE
vegetable urap recipe
The culture of  the Sunda kingdom was heavily centered on agricultural activity, especially rice cultivation. The annual Seren Taun rice harvest festival can still be found today in traditional Sundanese communities, who worship the deity of rice during “The blessing of the rice seeds” ceremonies and harvest festival.Preview
There are many varieties of rice recipes amongst which are the plain white rice, fried rice, exotic flavored rice, rice cakes and porridge. These rice are mainly eaten with meat, chicken, crackers and vegetables dishes… One the most popular vegetable varieties is URAP-URAP SAYUR NUSANTARA or  The traditional vegetable urap mix salad.
The  rich Sunda Kingdom was located on the western part of Java from 669 to around 1579, covering areas of present-day Banten, Jakarta, West Java, and the western part of Central Java
NUSANTARA VEGETABLE URAP
RAP-URAP SAYUR NUSANTARA RECIPE
Ingredients:
2 cups fresh grated coconut
Blended ingredients:
2 red chilies- cut into fine slices (or more if you wish)
2 bird chilies (green)
1 teaspoon sugar and salt to taste
2 pieces shallots
½ cube anchovies
Coarse blend all the above blended ingredients . When done, mix with grated coconut. Wrap it up so that the steam does not enter the ingredients.
 Fill up a steamer pot with water and put to boil. When the water starts to boil, add in the wrapped ingredients. Steam for about 7-10 minutes. Once done, set aside to cool.
Vegetable ingredients
6 pieces long beans- cut into 6 cm slices and boil until crisp tender
12 stalks kangkung vegetable- cut  6 cm and boil until crisp tender
1 cup cut cabbage- cut into smaller pieces and boil crisp tender
1 cup bean sprouts- clean wash (raw)
Blanch the above vegetables separately until crisp tender. Do not overcook.
When ready to serve, mix all vegetables with coconut ingredients. Serve with rice or rice cakes and other dishes of your choice

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