Pinoy Shawarma Rice
Oil for cooking tapa
Garlic yogurt sauce
For Beef Tapa
500 g beef sirloin, tapa cut
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp black pepper
Bird’s eye chili, optional
For Cucumber Salad
1 pc cucumber, seeded, halved & sliced thinly
4 pcs tomato, seeded, sliced
1 medium white onion mince and cubed
For Garlic Yogurt Sauce
1 small tub yogurt (125ml)
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp minced fresh garlic
1/8 tsp salt
For Shawarma Rice
2 cups long grain rice (Jasmine or basmati)
2 cups water
1/4 cup margarine
1/2 tsp kasubha (crocus in english or dried safflower)
1. Toss cucumber salad ingredients together in a bowl, serve on the side of shawarma rice.
2. Mix together all ingredients for garlic yogurt sauce. Keep mixed sauce in the chiller until ready to use.
3. Rinse rice, put in a rice cooker together with water, margarine and kasubha. Cook rice as you would.
4. Once cooked, fluff rice to distribute color. Set aside and keep warm.
5. In a bowl, marinate beef in soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic powder and black pepper for 20 minutes or overnight.
6. Pan fry marinated tapa in oil until browned. Chop into pieces.
7. To assemble, put rice on plate, cucumber salad on the side.
8. Top minced tapa over rice.
9. Drizzle garlic yogurt sauce all over the beef & rice. You can also combine drops of hot sauce over your garlic sauce if you like it spicy.
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 pound ground pork
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup minced carrots
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1/2 cup thinly sliced green cabbage
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon soy sauce
30 lumpia wrappers
2 cups vegetable oil for frying
- Place a wok or large skillet over high heat, and pour in 1 tablespoon vegetable oil. Cook pork, stirring frequently, until no pink is showing. Remove pork from pan and set aside. Drain grease from pan, leaving a thin coating. Cook garlic and onion in the same pan for 2 minutes. Stir in the cooked pork, carrots, green onions, and cabbage. Season with pepper, salt, garlic powder, and soy sauce. Remove from heat, and set aside until cool enough to handle.
- Place three heaping tablespoons of the filling diagonally near one corner of each wrapper, leaving a 1 1/2 inch space at both ends. Fold the side along the length of the filling over the filling, tuck in both ends, and roll neatly. Keep the roll tight as you assemble. Moisten the other side of the wrapper with water to seal the edge. Cover the rolls with plastic wrap to retain moisture.
- Heat a heavy skillet over medium heat, add oil to 1/2 inch depth, and heat for 5 minutes. Slide 3 or 4 lumpia into the oil. Fry the rolls for 1 to 2 minutes, until all sides are golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve immediately.