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



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

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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.

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

  6. 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!

  7. Hi Sonia!

    Oh my.. the prawns look so tempting!

  8. that shrimps...really make me mouth watering

  9. 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)

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

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

  12. 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.

  13. I like the colourful rice, so yummy :)

  14. 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


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    Best regards.

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

  17. 看了肚子好饿好饿哦!尤其那烤虾,受不了。。。

  18. 好特别的。尤其是那锅饭。好想吃。

  19. 哇!垂涎,好喜欢那红石榴松子饭,原来红石榴还可以配饭吃,好点子!

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

  22. 饭香到这里来了。。现在连孩子都帮得上忙,你就很senang了

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

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

  25. 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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