Good food is not only about satisfying our taste buds but also about nourishing our bodies and souls. Cooking at home for your senior loved one can do the same, too! 

“Cooking with Care” is a series presented by the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) that shares recipes of everyday local dishes made friendly for seniors’ diets. Think healthier carbohydrates with that same great taste, or using a lower-sodium alternative for a well-rounded nutritious meal.

We believe that cooking for our senior loved ones is not only a way to show them how much we care, but also to create and revisit beautiful memories together. So, let’s put on our aprons and get cooking!

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Nasi Goreng

Serves 2-3

400g Cooked overnight brown rice
2 tbsp Cooking oil
2 tbsp Minced Garlic
4 Shallots (sliced)
300g Minced beef (or 200g Skinless chicken breast (diced))
1 tbsp Kicap Manis
1 egg
Low-sodium salt to taste
Pepper to taste


  1. Fry garlic, shallots until aroma is released.
  2. Add in minced beef.
  3. Stir fry until beef is nicely seared and partially cooked.
  4. Optional: add in 1 egg to stir fry with the rice.
  5. Add in overnight rice and stir fry with kicap manis.
  6. Season with low-sodium salt and pepper.
  7. Serve the cooked rice on a plate, topped off with a runny sunny side up and end with fried shallot garnish and sliced cucumbers.

Tip: We tend to consume more sodium than needed and it is a good idea to be more mindful of our sodium intake. Use low-sodium salts where possible, and limit the consumption of processed foods and commercial seasonings, e.g. belacan, stock cubes, etc.

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