It is Tuesday night and I only came home to my parents place around four. Mom had already finished making the meal for both her and Daddy as well as my sister if she came home. It was Ketjap (pronounced as “ketchup”) pork with green beans and rice.
In that little time I had to make my own meat dish. So I made Ketjap tofu.
This is by far the easiest dish ever.
All you need is a meat of your choice such as pork, chicken, or tofu.This is the recipe I followed:
- 1 box of tofu squares (175g)
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 tablespoons Ketjap Manis
- ½ cup of rice (125g)
Start by cooking rice as per instructions.
Then in a frying pan heat olive oil and cook garlic.
Add tofu squares to garlic and fry until lightly browned.
Add one tablespoon of Ketjap Manis to tofu mixture at a time until tofu is flavoursome. You can add additional tablespoons of Ketjap if you want to make a thick coating of “sauce” around tofu.
Drain rice and top with Ketjap Tofu and enjoy.
If you do both the rice and the Ketjap tofu at the same time it could take under ten minutes of cooking. Although I doubt most rice dishes take under ten minutes to cook. The rice I chose is cooked in 8 minutes though so the meal was basically complete in ten minutes time.
For those of you who are not from the Netherlands, I just found a fantastic website which is dedicated to everything Dutch but is located in the States. This website offers you everything from Delfse Tiles (Delft Tiles), Drop (Salty Licorice), Wilhelmina Pepermunt (the Queens Mints), and Klompen (Dutch wooden Shoes – Clogs)! It has literally everything. Even all Conimex food products which are used in Dutch cuisine. If you live in the States you should definitely check out http://thedutchshop.com/ I am sure you will love it.
If you end up making this meal I hope you like it.
As they say in the Netherlands,