KOMPAS.com – Want to fill the weekend by making market snacks? You can make chicken stuffed lemper that is both delicious and filling.
How to make lemper is not difficult. However, if you take a wrong step, sticky rice as one of the main ingredients makes lemper easy to stale.
Therefore, the following are tips for making lemper so that it does not go stale easily, quoted from the book “Delicious Lemper Creations”(2013) by Dapur Aliza published by PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama.
Glutinous rice is one of the main ingredients for making lemper. Therefore, make sure to cook the glutinous rice until it is fully cooked.
Cooking glutinous rice is not like cooking regular rice. Especially cooking glutinous rice for lemper.
The reason is, sticky rice for lempet is cooked with coconut milk as the liquid.
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Cook the sticky rice by steaming until it is half cooked. In another pot, bring the coconut milk to a boil. Make sure to always stir the coconut milk so it doesn’t break during the boiling process.
Pour the still hot coconut milk into the half-cooked sticky rice. Stir until smooth and let stand for a few moments. This is so that the coconut milk can be completely absorbed by the sticky rice.
Do the aron technique on sticky rice. After that, steam the sticky rice again for about 30 minutes or until cooked.
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2. Cook the contents of the lemper
In addition to the process of cooking glutinous rice, you also need to know how to cook the contents of the lemper so it doesn’t go stale quickly.
It’s better to make the dough stuffed with dry lemper. This is to make the glue last longer.
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3. Cook the lemper before serving
Even though the glutinous rice and the contents of the lemper are cooked, you still need to cook them again so that the lemper lasts longer. You can steam, grill, or bake the lemper before serving.
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Use a frying pan that has been greased with vegetable oil. Set the stove fire to medium.
Bake the lemper until the banana leaf color changes, then remove immediately.
The aroma of burnt banana leaves can give a distinctive aroma to the lemper.
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5. Tips for making steamed lemper
The shape of the lemper becomes elliptical like a small rice cake. After that, steam it.
The aroma of steamed banana leaves can give a different sensation while making the lemper more durable.
Steamed lemper can last up to two to three days. This lemper is usually known as Javanese lemper.
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6. How to save lemper
If the glue you make is still left, you can store it in the refrigerator. Tips for storing lemper in the refrigerator can last up to two to three days.
Wrap the lemper in banana leaves as usual, then store in the refrigerator.
The book “Nan Delicious Lemper Creations” (2013) by Dapur Aliza published by PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama can be purchased at Gramedia.com.