Our queen, Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah recently prepared “Bubur Lambuk Pahang” or rice porridge, using her own, special recipe.
The queen, who is known for her passion for cooking, cooked the porridge at the Istana Negara main surau compound.
She was assisted by about 100 members of the Istana Negara Welfare and Sports Club (Keksin) and other Istana Negara staff.
It took about two hours to cook four pots of the porridge which was later packed into 1,500 packets which were distributed to policemen, soldiers, welfare homes and mosques.
Tunku Azizah said the dish was the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah’s favourite.
“We use grilled fish, chicken, squid and shrimp. Cook the rice until fluffy, then I put red onion, ginger, lemongrass and also add coconut milk, then pepper, salt and leaves like turmeric, ‘kesum’ and basil leaves.
“We only use grilled fish, live shrimps, dried shrimps, you can also add chicken,” she told reporters.
According to reports in Bernama, Tunku Azizah also said the programme was one of Keksin’s annual events every Ramadan.