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Nasi Lemak (Fatty Rice) (Malaysia’s National Dish)

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“This is Malaysia’s National dish, enjoyed by everyone of all ages. It is usually eaten for breakfast but it can be eaten at any time of the day.”

Difficulty

Medium 👍
45
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
15
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-4+
400 g rice (cooked, for serving)
150 g peanuts (for serving)
150 g anchovies (for serving)
150 ml coconut milk
cucumber (sliced, for serving)
2 leaves pandan leaves
water (cold)
eggs
1½ stalks lemongrass
½ onion

Utensils

  • 1 rice cooker
  • 1 pot (small, with lid, optional)
  • 2 knives
  • 2 cutting boards
  • 2 frying pans
  • 2 wooden spoons
  • plate
  • Step 1/7

    Rinse the rice with water till it’s clear. Then into a pot/ rice cooker, add water. Using the index finger, place the finger into the rice and measure it and make sure that the water is also the same measure as the rice.
    • 400 g rice (cooked, for serving)
    • water (cold)
    • 1 rice cooker
    • 1 pot (small, with lid, optional)
    • knife
    • cutting board

    Rinse the rice with water till it’s clear. Then into a pot/ rice cooker, add water. Using the index finger, place the finger into the rice and measure it and make sure that the water is also the same measure as the rice.

  • Step 2/7

    Then smash the lemongrass and cut it in half. Add it into the pot with the onions and coconut milk. Tie the pandan leaves into a knot and add it into the pot as well. Substitute for other forms such as 3-4 tsp of pandan powder
    • 1½ stalks lemongrass
    • ½ onion
    • 150 ml coconut milk
    • 2 leaves pandan leaves

    Then smash the lemongrass and cut it in half. Add it into the pot with the onions and coconut milk. Tie the pandan leaves into a knot and add it into the pot as well. Substitute for other forms such as 3-4 tsp of pandan powder

  • Step 3/7

    • eggs

    While the rice is cooking, boil the eggs till it’s hard boiled.

  • Step 4/7

    • 150 g peanuts (for serving)
    • frying pan
    • wooden spoon

    Add some oil into a frying pan and add the peanuts and fry it till it’s golden brown or slighter darker. Remove and set it aside.

  • Step 5/7

    • 150 g anchovies (for serving)
    • frying pan
    • wooden spoon

    In the same pan, add the anchovies and fry it till it’s crispy on medium high heat.

  • Step 6/7

    • cucumber (sliced, for serving)
    • cutting board
    • knife

    Cut the cucumbers into thin slices

  • Step 7/7

    Once the rice is cooked, plate the ingredients starting with the rice, then followed by the peanuts and anchovies, cucumbers and eggs and sambal paste/chilli paste. Add a fried chicken (optional) if wanted
    • plate

    Once the rice is cooked, plate the ingredients starting with the rice, then followed by the peanuts and anchovies, cucumbers and eggs and sambal paste/chilli paste. Add a fried chicken (optional) if wanted

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