IN CONJUNCTION with Ramadan, Padiberas Nasional Bhd (Bernas) distributed over 5,000 containers of rice porridge to the public at Pasar Seni in Kuala Lumpur.
The Pasar Seni area was chosen because of its strategic location as a transportation hub with LRT, MRT and KTM Komuter stations as well as the presence of many local and foreign tourists.
The distribution was part of Bernas’ corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme, known as Ikhlas.
Bernas employees and personnel from Pasar Seni were involved in making 10 pots of rice porridge featuring international recipes.
The rice porridge was made using different types of rice such as red rice, brown rice and black rice.
They included Bubur Lambuk Bernas, which used brown rice that is rich in fibre and antioxidants.
Bernas also prepared Bubur Siam or Juk from Thailand, which featured red rice and local white rice.
Other varieties were Nombu Kanji from India which used imported fragrant rice from Taiwan and local white rice; Bugis-style Bubur Barobba from Indonesia (fragrant rice from Australia); Bubur Lambuk Masjid Singapura (basmati rice); Chao Ga from Vietnam (glutinous rice and local white rice); Dakjuk from South Korea (black rice and local white rice); Okayu from Japan (Calrose rice and local white rice); Chicken and Ginger Congee from China (imported fragrant rice) and Khmer Bor Bor from Cambodia which used Phkarkhnei rice.
Bernas also staged an exhibition at Pasar Seni to educate visitors on the different varieties of rice and their benefits.