Nasi Lemak Special Recipe


nasi lemak special

One of the must try Southeast Asian Food is the dish I am going to share today, Nasi Lemak.  Nasi Lemak or direct translation “Fatty Rice” can be found widely in Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore. It is treated during breakfast, lunch, tea break, dinner as well as supper, well, that’s right, Nasi Lemak is a single dish meal that can be eaten all day long in SE Asia!

The name, Nasi Lemak or “Fatty Rice” sounds a bit scary especially to those who are concern about their diet. “Fatty Rice” – hmm, there must be lots of fattening ingredients added in to cook this dish, like animals’ fats or something like that.

Guess what, coconut milk is added in to cook the rice!

Coconut milk is quite fattening, it is not recommend to consume every day, but it is alright once in a while. In fact, coconut milk is a very nutrient-dense food containing calcium, Omega 3 fats, fiber and protein! No kidding.

nasi lemak kukus

A traditional Nasi Lemak must consisting coconut milk steamed rice, fried anchovies, roasted peanuts, hardboiled egg, sambal and cucumber slices. Most of the time, when you order a Nasi Lemak Special in restaurant, you will get a traditional Nasi Lemak with a fried chicken. Yes, an additional fried chicken makes the traditional Nasi Lemak turn to Nasi Lemak Special!

But my version of Nasi Lemak Special is not added with fried chicken, but potato curry chicken and broccoli. Lets see how it goes!

Ingredients for the Coconut Milk Rice:

2 cups of rice, rinsed and drained

1/2 cups of glutinous rice, rinsed and drained

2 cups of coconut milk

2 cups of water

1/2 inch ginger, cut into medium size

4 pieces pandan leaves

salt to taste

Ingredients for Sambal (Chili Sauce)

2 tbsp cooking oil

2 cloves garlic, chopped

5 shallot, smashed

1 onion, chopped

3 tbsp chili paste

8 medium prawn, peeled and cleaned

50g anchovies, washed

2 tbsp water

salt and sugar to taste

Ingredients for Potato Curry Chicken

150g chicken breast meat, chopped into small piece

1/2 cup coconut milk

2 tbsp cooking oil

a handful of curry leaves

1 cup water

10g curry powder

1 tbsp chili paste

2 shallots, smashed

salt to taste

Other ingredients:

3 hard-boiled eggs, slice half

1 cucumber, sliced

20g roasted peanut

50g anchovies, washed

100g broccoli, chopped and blanched

To Prepare:

1) add in coconut milk, ginger, rice, glutinous rice, water, pandan leaves and salt into rice cooker to cook.

2) heat up a frying pan, add 2 tbsp cooking oil till heat, put in anchovies and fry till crispy (using medium heat), remove, drained and set aside.

nasi lemak fried anchovy

3) use the same frying pan with the remain cooking oil, add in garlic and shallot, fry till fragrant. Then put in anchovies, chopped onion and prawn, stir fry for 2 minutes, pour in chili paste, water, salt and sugar, stir fry till mix well. Remove into a bowl.

sambal prawn for nasi lemak

4) heat up a frying pan, add in oil and smashed shallots, fry till fragrant. Add in chicken meat, curry powder, chili paste and curry leaves, stir fry for 2 minutes. Pour in coconut milk and water, bring to a boil. Add enough salt. Remove to a bowl.

potato curry

5) by now, the coconut milk rice must be cooked. Serve the rice on a plate, add in fried anchovies, roasted peanuts, cucumber slices, sambal sauce, potato curry chicken, blanched broccoli and hard-boiled egg. Better taste when serve hot.

se asia nasi lemak

Well, this is my version of Nasi Lemak Special – SEAsiafood Nasi Lemak! Taste great! : )

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5 Responses to “Nasi Lemak Special Recipe”

  1. kaprico says:

    nasi lemak was one of my all time fav, i hv also cooked it quite a few times for frens in u.k. but i cook petai sambal and kangkung belacan wit it instead of prawn n chicken…

    …will definitely try yr version as well cos it looks more yummy than mine..hehe =D)

  2. Qi says:

    Hi Kaprico,

    I think it’s quite difficult to get petai in UK, right?? Actually sambal petai is one of my favorite too, I can eat 2 bowls of rice with it alone :p hahaha

  3. kaprico says:

    yup its difficult to get petai and when its available it is normally very pricey but when u really missed something u just gotta pay the price, i suppose… =(

    me too, i normally trues to keep the whole bowl to myself…heeheehe !!!

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