Lontong - Compressed Rice

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READY IN: 1hr 25mins
SERVES: 8-10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • First make your bags, about 6 inches square!
  • Fill each bag one third full with rice.
  • Sew up the opening.
  • Boil the water with a pinch of salt.
  • When boiling, put in the bags of rice and let the water bubble gently for 75 minutes.
  • Add more boiling water as required during the cooking; the bags of rice must always be submerged.
  • When finished, take out the bags which are now like plump rather hard cushions and drain them in a colander.
  • When they are cold, keep them in the fridge until they are to be eaten.
  • To serve, just cut up the "cushions" into chunks or slices about 1 inch or a little more on a side. Use a large, sharp knife wetted with water.
  • Discard the bags (Surfsider: I'd try re-using them ,why not?).
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