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Malay Rice Roll     Veg  CD  ACC  Malaysian  30mins plus cooling

Malaysian Name: Lontong

Serves 4-6     Cold Vegetarian Vegan Grains  Accompaniment   Gluten Wheat Dairy Free Eggless   Malaysia  Asia Asian

450g/1lb Long Grain Rice
Boiling water


1. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil, add the rice and cook for about 20 minutes until very tender.

2. Drain the rice well then transfer to a square dish. Whilst still hot, place a layer of clingfilm over the rice, cover with a tea towel and press down firmly until well compressed.

3. Remove the tea towel and place a weight over the rice. You can use a plate with heavy tins on top. Allow to cool then refrigerate until chilled.

4. To serve - turn the rice out onto a clean work surface and cut into 5cm/2-inch cubes.

NB  Traditionally, the rice is tightly wrapped in banana leaves before it is cooled.



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Key techniques required to make this recipe

Chop to – To cut into pieces of approximately the same size.
Boil  - To bring a liquid to boiling temperature and to maintain it throughout the cooking time

Sauté  - The cooking of food in a small amount of fat, preferably in a single layer, until it browns and softens. It is important not to overfill the pan.


Freezing/Make ahead

Not suitable


Tips, Options and Substitutions


Main equipment required to make this Recipe


Chopping Knife


Wooden or Plastic Spoon

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