Bunga telang (blue pea flower) is something that I've been looking forward to work out with since a long time ago and finally, here it is....in my rice ! Blue pea flower is often used in many nyonya food as well especially dessert. Its not easy to get the fresh blue pea flowers these days, so I've just planted a pot. I think it will take months to grow before I can collect the flowers. Emmm.... just be patient !
400gm glutinous rice, soaked for 4 hours
250ml thick coconut milk
1 tspn salt
2 TB sugar
2 pandanus leaves
15 bunga telang @ blue pea flower
(1) combined coconut milk together with salt & sugar till everything well dissolved.
(2) drained the glutinous rice then place it to a large tray and let to steam for 20 minutes (without any additional water) over preheated steamer.
(3) remove the tray from steamer then stir coconut milk mixture into steamed rice, add in pandanus leaves then again steam for 30 minutes over preheated steamer till the rice cooked thoroughly.
*Note : pound the flower then add in 3 TB of water to squeeze out the juices.
kaya @ coconut custard jam but hubby would prefer to have it with the savory rendang. So, what is your favourite side dish to go along with it ?