October 15, 2017

Sarawakian Local Delights : Smoked Leaf Wrapped Rice

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For an event, newly harvested and milled rice is half cooked and then wrapped up in daun long in this manner. To keep cooking the rice, a slow fire is made in a diesel drum. Thus throughout the day, people can help themselves to this simple way of serving cooked rice whenever they are hungry.

The daun long gives the rice a special fragrance. The rice can be prepared with or without coconut milk.

Smoking the kelupis or leaf wrapped rice in this way keeps the rice fresh and good for even up to four days!!

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