THE RECIPE
Desa Les, Bali | Indonesia

Meet Ketut and her delicious Balinese Mengguh

Ingredients

– 600 grams rice
– 400 grams fresh tuna
– 125 grams spinach leaves
– 125 long beans
– 3 bay leaves
– 30 grams of fresh garlic
– 25 grams of scarlet
– 20 grams fresh ginger
– 5 grams of fresh Tumeric
– 20 grams of white peppercorns
– 6 grams Red Birdseye Chili
– 8 grams fresh Galanga
– Salt
– Shrimp Paste
– 200 grams of bean sprouts
– one lime
– Fried red beans

Preparation

  1. Soak the rice for 10 minutes in cold water
  2. Clean and puree ginger, turmeric, galanga, garlic, shallots, white pepper, chilis, a teaspoon of shrimp paste and a teaspoon of salt
  3. Boil the Tuna with the Bayleafs. After its cooked divide the tuna into small pieces and get rid of the bones
  4. Boil the rice until it´s half cooked
  5. While the rice is cooking boil the long beans and the spinach and only for one minute the bean sprouts
  6. Fry the peanuts in hot oil until they are golden brown like in the video
  7. Fry the seasonings that you blended or smashed in oil until a nice smell develops
  8. After the rice is half cooked give the tuna (with liquid) and the fried seasonings into the rice
  9. Now you puree the peanuts with the chili, the salt and the shrimp paste
  10. When the rice is ready (regular boiling time) get rid of the water
  11. Now you mix the vegetables (bean sprouts, long beans and spinach) with the peanut sauce
  12. Put the Mengguh (Rice with Tuna) on a plate and cover it with the peanut sauce and vegetable mix.
  13. Sprinkle some friend red beans on top (not a must have) and enjoy!

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