Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Plant-Based Nasi Ulam/Herbs Rice: Culinary Sustainable Living at Nava's Zen

In the current global shift towards healthier living and sustainable practices, the spotlight on plant-based foods has intensified. Beyond our collective concerns for Earth's well-being and the urgent need to address climate change (Human Impact:Climate Crisis), plant-based living has emerged as a pivotal aspect of this transformative movement. This dietary choice (Lemongrass Rice) not only aligns with ethical and environmental considerations but also embodies a profound commitment to personal well-being.

Amidst this global paradigm shift, Nava's Zen stands out as a beacon of green and sustainable living(Cultivating Convenient Gardening). We take great pride in our holistic approach, incorporating plant-based foods into our culinary philosophy. The evolution of plant-based ingredients and cooking techniques has been remarkable, and at Nava's Zen, we are delighted to contribute to this positive trend.


Our featured recipe, Plant-Based Nasi Ulam/Herbs Rice (Nasi Ulam), serves as a genuine testament to our dedication to sustainability. In contrast to previous rice dishes, including conventional nasi ulam recipes, this one is uniquely Ms. Nava's creation, embodying the essence of sustainable development. The organic herbs used in this Nasi Ulam are carefully harvested from our nature-inspired haven at Nava's Zen, creating a harmonious fusion of flavors that transcends ordinary culinary experiences (Blue Pea Butterfly Rice).


Before we delve into the delightful details of this exceptional recipe, it's worth noting that the ingredient quantities are flexible and can be tailored to suit individual taste preferences. Let's embark on a culinary journey that not only tantalizes the taste buds but also celebrates the principles of mindful and sustainable living.

Ginger torch flower (Culinary Treasure For Urban Farmers)
Thai betel leaves 
Kaffir lime leaves 
Daun Selom (water dropwort or water celery) 

Ulam raja/king salad
Turmeric leaf 

A handful of dried black raisinsChopped shallots 
1 cup cooked basmati rice

Into the warm or cooled-down cooked rice, add all the ingredients and toss together. 
Taste for salt and adjust as needed.

This Plant-Based Nasi Ulam/Herbs Rice serves as a proud manifestation of Nava's Zen's commitment to sharing and showcasing sustainable, plant-based culinary delights amidst the broader narrative of global well-being and responsible living. 

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