South East Asian Chicken Rice (Rice Cooker Method)

Chicken Rice Recipe by Yummy Calories

"You know that you can cook chicken rice in a rice cooker, yeah?" said my husband. I did not. But his little tip made me overhaul my entire recipe that I had posted 6 years ago. I call this the South East Asian version of Hainanese chicken rice because I have combined some of the … Continue reading South East Asian Chicken Rice (Rice Cooker Method)

Creamy garlic prawn pasta (510 calories per serve)

My husband and I are big fans of garlic and after 3 years of marriage, we are not disgusted with each other's garlic breath. Phew! So it's no surprise that we both love garlic prawn. The first time I had garlic prawn was with him on one of our trips over to WA. I distinctly … Continue reading Creamy garlic prawn pasta (510 calories per serve)

Garlic lamb chops with white wine and lemon jus (480 calories per serve)

I realised today that lamb loin chops are an underrated cut of the meat. I tend to stick to my usual lamb cutlets, lamb racks, lamb shanks or leg of lamb but hardly ever get loin chops. Rosemary is usually paired with lamb but honestly, garlic matches with every meat and tastes great with lamb … Continue reading Garlic lamb chops with white wine and lemon jus (480 calories per serve)

Basic mushroom risotto (379 calories per serve)

My husband's parents tend to cook a type of cuisine per week so they can use similar bases to make multiple dishes. Using this as inspiration, we decided to have Italian week in our household ranging from risottos to a good ol' 'spag bol' and pizza. This mushroom risotto is pretty basic but also pretty … Continue reading Basic mushroom risotto (379 calories per serve)

Grilled chicken with mustard, lemon and garlic (292 calories per serve)

Grilling chicken is so easy. It's so easy to just season it with a bit of salt and pepper that oftentimes I don't even bother with any other marinade. But today I wanted to try something different but with whatever I had in the pantry ... a simple grilled chicken. Serves 4 Prep time 10 … Continue reading Grilled chicken with mustard, lemon and garlic (292 calories per serve)

Garlic butter prawn linguine with cherry tomatoes (507 calories per serve)

I haven't been cooking in close to 6 months, pretty much for as long as I have been pregnant. I was feeling too nauseous and sick in the first trimester and then mum came in the second trimester so I got pampered with her cooking. With my husband being away as well, I've had to … Continue reading Garlic butter prawn linguine with cherry tomatoes (507 calories per serve)

Easy crispy tofu steaks with soy sauce drizzle (224 calories per serve)

My local Asian grocery only sold tofu in one size ... family size. I don't cook a lot of tofu but I was making a 'popiah' the other day, which required a small amount of tofu. Needless to say, I didn't use the entire packet so I was left wondering what to do with 400g of … Continue reading Easy crispy tofu steaks with soy sauce drizzle (224 calories per serve)

Saucy Meatballs with Lentils and Carrots (420 calories per serve)

I haven't had lentils in a while and sometimes I just get that craving. They are so yummy and filling and yet don't have as many calories as rice or potatoes. So here's a simple recipe that is sure to leave you feeling full and satisfied. Serves 4 Prep time 10 mins Cook time 45 … Continue reading Saucy Meatballs with Lentils and Carrots (420 calories per serve)

South East Asian chicken rice (770 calories per serve)

+I call this the South East Asian version of Hainanese chicken rice because I have combined some of the Singaporean/Malaysian and the Thai varieties. I have used the same ginger-garlic aromas used in Singapore and Malaysia with the addition of the winter gourd that is normally seen in the Thai varieties. The dish allows for … Continue reading South East Asian chicken rice (770 calories per serve)