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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Grilled prawns with butter and garlic, Basmati Rice with Pomegranate Seeds and Pine nuts 牛油蒜烤虾, 红石榴松子印度香米饭

Don't be scared by the long title of this post, actually these are two simple recipes. Sometime when I getting boring to cook Chinese foods, I like to have this type of grill and simple foods.

 so happy when enjoying this rice with this beautiful colour of combination..

I also prepared a simple salad like this- cucumber, onion and lettuce, drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar
the grilled shrimps were so juicy and have nice buttery and garlicky aroma..

after my son watched the America's First Master chef Junior , he started has interest on cooking, see he was helping me to grill the shrimps, ^_^

Grill shrimps with butter and garlic, Basmati Rice with Pomegranate Seeds and Pine nuts牛油蒜烤虾, 红石榴松子印度香米饭
*serves 4-5 pax 

16 large prawns, shelled and deveined, tails left on
½ onion, chopped
4 clove garlic, chopped
1tbsp fresh lime juices
1tbsp chopped corianders
1/2tsp sea salt

Butter, at room temperature
Satay skewers, wet with water 


  1. In a mixing bowl, mix prawns, onion, garlic and lime juices, season with salt and pepper and set aside for 15mins.
  2. Thread the shrimp onto skewers. Place on the grill pan, rub the butter all over the shrimps, grill the shrimps over moderate heat, until just cooked.

Basmati Rice With Pomegranate Seeds

2 and 1/2cup Basmati rice, wash and rinse
5 cups water
1tbsp olive oil
1tsp salt
Chopped corianders
1/2 cup fresh pomegranate seeds
50g pine nuts, roasted


  1. Add rice, water, olive oil and salt in a rice cooker, mix well. Cook the rice.
  2. Once rice is done (I also sprinkled with little saffron), fluff with a fork, then transfer to a serving plate, sprinkle chopped corianders, fresh pomegranate seeds and roasted pine nuts.
Recipe source: shrimps recipe was inspired by a food magazine , recipe by Sonia a.k.a Nasi Lemak Lover



Victoria Bakes said...

you know for a moment, i thought i opened up a Food & Wine magazine! impressive!

向日葵葵 ~ Sunflower Grace said...

Wow, I really like your Basmati Rice with Pomegranate Seeds and Pine nuts. It looks so delicious and healthy. I will definitely give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Sonia, i really salute u, u can whip up so many different kind of dishes...

Mel said...

Wow, that was a great dish you have prepared. I can see that it is flavourful. Soon your son can participate in the Junior Masterchef.

PH said...

Wah, the food super special and beautiful today! Your son is on the way preparing to become Masterchef!

Jozelyn Ng said...

Oh, Sonia! What a brilliant idea to have pomegranate in your rice, so attractive and healthy too!

Thanks for your link up...heeheehee...I am expecting more posts from you!

Honey said...

Hi Sonia!

Oh my.. the prawns look so tempting!

Fion said...

that shrimps...really make me mouth watering

Veronica said...

Wow, very very impressive food indeed. Beautiful photography too. It is not too early to prep your son for the junior masterchef Malaysia (if any)

Mary said...

This looks like a wonderful meal - love the flavors - looking forward to giving this a go - shrimp is my daughter's favorite!

Baby Sumo said...

Both the prawns and rice salad looks good. Love the colour. Nice and light, good for BBQ also :)

daphne said...

yum! It's my kind of clean and simple meal with the prawns skewers. Except that I probably wouldn't even bother skewering and put them on the grill! hahah! Love these flavours with the sweet and savoury.

Cass @ 揾到食 said...

I like the colourful rice, so yummy :)

Zoe said...

Hi Sonia,

I think your son is potentially the next Junior Masterchef... Is there an event in Malaysia? Must enroll him in if there is one :D


Amelia said...

Hi Sonia, how you doing? I think somebody copied and paste some of your recipes and pictures in his/her blog. You check it out here http://yummymakan.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/seri-muka.html

Best regards.

Jessie-CookingMoments said...

Sonia, the grilled prawns must be smelling awesome! The rice dish was certainly brightened up with the pomegranates!

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Copycake kitchen said...

The rice looks great and beautiful. Go well with the prawns, yummy!

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lena said...

Even a rice dish can look so cheerful....:D

mui mui said...

This looks like a prefect middle east meal. Love the cheerful color in the rice. Like!

Ana Regalado said...

Your dish looks pretty impressive , Sonia ! Is there a Junior Masterchef in Malaysia ?! Your kiddo is surely qualified to join :D

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