This rice dish with Tuna fish (ikan tongkol or ike aya) and fresh cucumber salad is popular either eaten for breakfast or lunch in Kelantan and all over the east coast of Malaysia. The difference in Terengganu is that the rice is a mix of long white grain and glutinous rice but in Kelantan , they use brown rice.
Have tried to serve this dish for my family before , but similar reaction from my girls as to when they tasted my 'laksa Sarawak' ...ughh rasa macam ada ubat dalam nye....
Today I cooked for just the two of us ....its took just 30mins..
1. The Brown rice:-
1 cup of brown rice, soaked for about 30mins , drained the water then steam with 1 cup of water (I cooked it in the microwave for 15mins, stirring the rice when half-cooked)
the add in 1/2 cup of thick coconut milk, a teaspoon of finely sliced shallots with sliced ginger , a pinch of fenugreek seeds (halba) and salt to taste.... mix well and
cook/microwaved for about 15 mins or until rice is cooked
2. The Fish Curry :-
2 slices of fish (either tuna/mackarel)
1 cup of thick coconut milk/santan
1 tbs fish curry powder
2/3 shallots - finely sliced
1/2 in ginger - finely sliced
1 tomato - quartered
salt and rown sugar to taste
water as required
Cooked all in a pot over a slow fire so as not to overboil the coconut milk for about 15 mins and lastly throw in a few chilli padi or green chilli.
3. Cucumber salad :-
Toss all sliced onions ,cucumber and carrot ..julienne strips with sliced red and green chillies, add in either lime juice or vineger and salt & sugar to taste