Thursday, January 22, 2009

Fusion Opor: Minced Meat and Kidney Beans in Creamy Coconut Milk

This is what happens when one craves Mexican and Indonesian food at the same time. I wanted some hearty bites of beans and meat, but I felt that I should not do any more spicy tomato or sweet soy sauce, or sous chef might think that I am just a two-tricks monkey.

Not that I care...."take it or leave it" is the "today's special" at Mochachocolata-Rita's. Haha! (Oppps. SC, if you are reading. I'll cook whatever you want tomorrow, ok?)

Hmm...what could be good with minced meat and beans? Something easy, and quick, and tasty?
- Sour cream, onion, tomato, cheese? Nah. I love. SC hates. Damn!
- Spicy sambal (chilli sauce)? Nah. Done that yesterday.
- Shrimp paste? Nah. Done that the day before.
- Teriyaki? Nah. That's for tomorrow.

AHA! Why not something like Indonesian Opor (cooked with coconut milk and spices)?

Fusion Opor: Mince Meat & Kidney Beans in Creamy Coconut Milk

- 1 lb minced meat (chicken, beef or pork)
- 1 can of kidney beans, drained (chick peas or butter beans should work well too)
- 4 cloves shallot, thinly sliced
- 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 3 red chillies, chopped
- a bunch of fresh corriander, roughly chopped
- 200ml coconut milk
- 1 stalk lemongrass, bruised
- 2 cm ginger, bruised
- 1 tsp ground corriander seed
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp turmeric

- salt, pepper, sugar

Saute garlic, shallot, ginger, chillies and lemongrass, add minced meat. Cook until the meat changed color, add beans, add coconut milk, season with spices, bring to boil, sprinkle chopped corriander. Serve with steamed rice.

Hmm, I bet minced meat and beans will work well with oyster sauce too. Ok, for next time.


beachlover said...

look good with minced minced meat,gimme a bowl of white rice now! lol!

deeTha said...

langsung mluncur aku ndelok opor ajaibmu..hehe :D lah bayanganku ki duduhe akeh je.. jebule ora..wkwkwkwk

deeTha said...

langsung mluncur aku ndelok opor ajaibmu..hehe :D lah bayanganku ki duduhe akeh je.. jebule ora..wkwkwkwk

Shreya said...

interesting the idea of meat and beans in coconut milk..never tried it before..

therry said...

Girl, you are an excellent photographer - a simple dish would look so yummy taken by those skillful hands of yours!

And I really love your recipes too!

Thanks for visiting my blog. Can I add you in my blog roll?

MiNDY said...

what a mixta..

Sara said...

This looks delicious, I love anything that contains coconut milk!

Sharon said...

Love it! I can't imagine my mom putting any beans in anything she makes, but I personally love this fusion. I'd put beans in everything if possible :) Looks DELICIOUS.

dewi said...

love the food styling... perfect color combo... i adore your ceramic spoon.
never thought the idea of mixing indonesian spices, mexican ingredients, and oriental styling looks so harmonious... such a beauty!... and i bet it tastes good too :)

Judith said...

Waah Opornya laen dari yang lain, tampak nyammi Rit :)

Bener juga ya, Opor Ajaib :D
Have a nice Day Rita, met beraktivitas yaa..

Heather said...

i've never thought of using kidney beans in this way. sounds deliious!! love the lemongrass!

Lidia Sianturi said...

what an idea!
rasane enak ora?

Foni said...

dah kebayang pasti enak bu..

eliza said...

eh, pinter nih opor nya pake isi daging cincang!

Kevin said...

This sounds tasty I like the use of the coconut in it.

KC said...

I've never had a Indo-Mex combo before but it sure works. Love it.

Anonymous said...

Hi Rita! I want to try this recipe but wanted to clarify something. When you say "coconut milk" do you mean the clear liquid that is inside a coconut when you crack it open? Or do you mean the creamy white substance that usually comes in a can? Thanks, great blog!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

Hi Anonymous,

the coconut milk i meant is the creamy white, thick liquid that is normally in cans/boxes marked coconut milk.

let me know how it turns out :)

thanks for stopping by ;)