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Monday, 7 November 2016

My Simple Home Cooked Yam Rice Dinner.

I love to eat yam. Some call it taro. I love yam cooked in anyway. You can say I am a great fan of yam. My hubby says that I am crazy for yam and that the mention of yam makes my eyes sparkle! Lol! It is true to some extent.

One afternoon, I was looking in my refrigerator to see what I can cook for dinner. I found some pickled vegetables and a yam which I have bought a few days earlier. I can't remember what I bought the yam for. Anyway, I thought it will be good to cook yam rice for dinner since its been a long time I haven't eaten yam rice. 
Here is a photo I have taken of a plate of yam rice that I have cooked. Hubby kept reminding me to add in more dried shrimps. He loves dried shrimps and complained that I am very stingy with dried shrimps. So this time, I added extra dried shrimps. Dried shrimps is not cheap anymore. In fact, nowadays, nothing is cheap anymore. The prices of everything is going up except the value of our currency!
I also found a few eggplants in my fridge. I washed them clean and steamed them. I then peeled off their skin and cut them into shorter lengths. I drizzled some crispy fried garlic and garlic oil plus some oyster sauce over the steamed eggplant.
And from my fridge, I dug out 2 bottles of pickles. Took out some pickled cucumber and pickled long beans to go with the yam rice. And also a small saucer of chili padi in soya sauce.
Hubby and I had a plate of yam rice each. With the eggplant dish, pickled veggie and chili padi, it was a wonderful and satisfying dinner for us.

And by that same mighty power he has given us

all the other rich and wonderful blessings he promised;

for instance, the promise to save us from the lust and

rottenness all around us, and to give us his own character.

(2 Peter 1:4, The Living Bible-TLB)

78 comments:

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    1. Thank you, Linda. It is very delicious!

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  2. Your dinner is a wonderful and satisfying meal for me too because I like to eat yam and brinjal and pickled vege but I will leave out the oyster sauce because I don't like oyster sauce due to the content of sugar in them.

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    1. Thank you, Mun. Hubby likes oyster sauce but I tried to cut down the amount used.

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  3. What a delicious dinner and a nice change from eating out! I also love yam and will not say no to it. Brinjals too! Interesting that you also pickled the long beans.

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    1. Thank you, Phong Hong. I got the idea of pickling long beans from a chee cheong fun stall. Lol!

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  4. I love more dried shrimps in my yam too. Hehe. true, nothing cheap now. more price hike next year. Sigh!

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    1. Thank you, Rose. Not surprising if more price hike next year. We have to be careful with our spending only on necessary items.

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  5. Yam!my favourite too :) mmmm home cooked yam rice ...yummy

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    1. Thank you, Elin. We love it with lots of yam and dried shrimps.

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  6. The yam rice must be good with 'ka liew' of both yam AND dried shrimp!

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    1. Thank you, Stacy. Very yummy with "ka liew"! Have a lovely day!

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    1. Thank you, Sharon. I love pumpkin but I have tried pumpkin rice. My hubby doesn't like pumpkin so I better not use pumpkin.

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  8. omom I am hungry now:) follow:) no waiting for U:)

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    1. Thank you, Kathy. I followed you. Have a wonderful day!

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    2. I followed you albo on the blogger:)

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    3. Thank you, Kathy. That's great!

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    4. yes but i do not see you in my followers:(

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    5. Its funny why it didn't show earlier. Now I can see my profile there, its #1045 and the newest follower. I hope you can see it now.

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  9. Nancy, I wish I got invited to your house when you cooked this meal....I'm really drooling on your eggplant dish..and it goes so well with your yam rice too! You're a good chef:) ...like your hubby, I like dried shrimps too...it was a long long time I tasted them. I can understand how expensive it could be these days...but we still got to eat. As long as we're healthy...it's all that matters when economy presses in:)

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    1. Thank you, Annie. We have to be wise and careful in spending our money and buy only what is necessary. Expecting more price hikes in days to come!

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  10. Pratos muito bem apresentados.
    Um abraço e boa semana.
    Andarilhar

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    1. Thank you, Francisco. Hugs! Have a good week too!

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  11. Nancy, this is the stuff of heaven. I would want to be invited to your house for a home-cooked meal one day.

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    1. Thank you, Sharon. Very risky to get invited for dinner in my house. My cooking very "ching chai" and no guarantee my dishes will turn out well. Sometimes okay, sometime not! Hahaha!

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  12. Yummy healthy dinner. Never tried mixed taro and rice; it seems interesting. I like eggplants too.

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    1. Thank you, Lina. Do have a try. If you like taro, then you will love it.

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    1. Thank you, dear. Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Thank you, Tom. Have a beautiful day!

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  15. Great ideas dear! Thanks for sharing! xox
    Vesna - new post on Home Chic Club

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    1. Thank you, Vesna. Have a wonderful day!

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    2. About following me, I couldn`t find you in my followers. Can you please check again, so I can follow you back! Have a lovely day dear! :)

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    3. Hello Vesna, so sorry, I have to unfollow and follow again before it shows my profile. I am your newest follower #372. I hope you can see my profile now.

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  16. the rice looks delicious! my mouth's watering...

    have a great week ahead.

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    1. Thank you, Betty. Have a great week too!

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  17. Looks really appetising and always nice to have a home cooked meal.

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    1. Thank you, Mamas. Have a lovely day!

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  18. Fantastic dinner food my dear
    Kisses for you

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    1. Thank you, dear. Have a fantastic day!

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  19. Looks fabulous too. You do eat so very well. You are also right about how expensive everything it yet the currency buys you less and less.

    Have a fabulous day Nancy. ☺

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    1. Thank you, Sandee. Have a wonderful day.

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  20. I have never eaten eggplant and I'm very curious how it tastes ;-)

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    1. Hi Alice, I hope you will get a chance to taste eggplant. When cooked, it is soft.

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  21. Your dinner looks perfect :)! I coming your blog and I following your blog :)

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    1. Thank you, dear. Have a wonderful day!

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  22. You are so right, everything goes up except salaries and pensions!! Have a good week Diane

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    1. Thank you, Diane. As a pensioner, I have to be mindful of what I spend on.

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  23. Wow, you made a meal with many courses! I cannot cook more than one thing at a time anymore, or I burn down the kitchen and the food both. You really have it altogether!

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    1. Thank you, Ginny. I am not very good with many course. The pickles were made earlier. So it was only 2 dishes. I am a slow worker in the kitchen!

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  24. So great dear :) kiss

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  25. Simple yet yummy, I love eggplant, I also like yam but not too much of it

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    1. Thank you, Libby. I can never have enough of yam. That crazy. Ha ha!

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  26. Oh Nancy, you have made me hungry. I'm coming over for dinner. I'll be there soon. -Laughing- And you're right "The prices of everything is going up except the value of our currency!" I was just thinking about that at the grocery store last night.

    I enjoyed reading your post and I want to thank you for visiting A Nice Place In The Sun.

    I love your blog! :)))

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    1. Thank you, Ann. You are late, ha ha..dinner finished! Now as a pensioner, I have to be careful with my money!

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    1. Thank you, Lady Fi. Have a good day!

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    1. Thank you, Basia. Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Hope you will get to try yam one day. I love yam.

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  30. Yum...add a kiam chai soup with some pork slices, n you will have d famous BM yam rice. I'm sure u are also a fan of yam puff (Wu Kok)?

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    1. Kiam chai soup is also my favourite. We went all the way to BM to get a taste of yam rice and soup. Oh yes, I am also a great fan of yam puff! Yums!

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    2. Ha ha! High 5! Have a great day!

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  31. You are an excellent cook Nancy, the meal you cooked looks and sounds delicious.

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    1. Thank you, Denise. It was a simple meal and quite easy to cook.

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  32. Looks delicious Nancy. I'd dine at your table anytime. :-)

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    1. Thank you, dear. You are most welcome!

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  33. your yam reminds me of POlao we make here in Asia ,we fry various vegetables of boneless chicken pieces and the in the last add the boiled rice it is very popular dish here .
    all you discovered in your fridge is made so yummy and inviting dear

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    1. Thank you, Baili. I think your Polao dish sounds delicious.

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    1. Thank you, Beauty. Have a wonderful day!

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