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Friday, August 22, 2008

Bario Nasi Lemak / Bario Rice

The photo above is Nasi Lemak using Bario Rice and served with Chicken Masala. HomeKreation Nasi Lemak recipe was posted earlier on here. Masala Chicken recipe is in the next posting.
Bario Rice is special rice planted only in Bario valley, which is located in the centre of the Kelabit Highlands of central Borneo. It is regarded as the finest and best rice grains from highlands of Sarawak. It is famous for its soft texture, fine and elongated grains with mild aromas and splendid taste. It is organically grown without any usage of of pesticides and chemical fertilizers. It has all the attributes of organic rice with an added flavour and unique taste as a result of the cool, pristine and unpolluted environments where it is grown. It is perfect for health conscious consumers. Ones must buy this when visiting Miri (I am not sure whether you can get from other towns in Sarawak other than Miri and of course Bario valley itself).

My colleague, Pat came from Bario and she gave me a big bag of Bario rice above as gift. It is freshly harvested and more specially because it is purely unmixed with any other kind of rice. Cooking it plain is good enough but I also love to make Nasi Lemak with it as it gives real special taste. To cook Bario rice use equal ratio of water and rice.

So next time you come to Sarawak, look out for Bario Rice!

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