Monday, December 12, 2011

Nasi Lemak 2 椰槳飯(二) Coconut Rice With Side Dishes 2 - "Malaysian Monday 64"

As promised, a more detailed post on our recent nasi lemak meal. Though quite happy to have a very basic serving of nasi lemak (with sambal ikan bilis, fried peanuts, hard boilded egg and cucumber slices) for breakfast, I think a more extravagant or fancy version is somehow more appropriate to serve as a meal for dinner.

I am not going into details on this popular national dish of ours but I do encourage you to read my previous nasi lemak post that was served somehow differently. Compare the two; pick the elements that suit you taste and create your very own nasi lemak meal soon.

If you prefer a chicken dish to go with your version instead, I would highly recommend my nanny Kak Timah's fried chciken, chicken in spicy torch ginger sauce or Malaysian chicken curry.

served 4 as a one dish meal
for the coconut rice you'll need;
500 g of jasmine rice, washed and drained well
1 pandan leaf
3 cm piece of ginger, sliced
2 shallots, sliced
1 star anise
5 cloves
pinch of salt
200 ml of coconut milk
1 tsp of salt

toppings and side dishes;
1 cucumber, sliced
4 hard boiled eggs, peeled and halved
1 cup of whole peanuts with skin, fried till golden and drained well
sambal ikan bilis (dried anchovies in a spicy sauce)
beef rendang
stir fried green beans with chili and garlic

Place all ingredients for coconut rice into a rice cooker. Add enough water and cook as one would with plain rice.

When the rice is done, remove the pandan leaf and spices. This is now ready to be served with side dishes of your choice.

Have the side dishes ready.

A simple stir fried green beans and beef rendang.

Place a pieces of banana leaf on a plate, ladle some coconut rice on top and let your guests help themselves with the toppings and side dishes.

Mix well and enjoy. 

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  1. Hehe it is fancy enough for me but I would throw in the fried chicken too :)

  2. Very delicious, induced a huge craving!

  3. Aigoo..aigoo...Tummy!!kenapa "kejam" sangat tayang nasi lemak yang sedap ini?boleh pengsan ni hehe..

  4. Hehe I might have to settle for a not so fancy version at the Malaysian cafe near my work tmr.

  5. This looks SO good! Just like what you would get in Malay homes in Malaysia! LOVE IT! Really authentic. Will use your coconut rice recipe next time I'm making Nasi Lemak. Delicious~

  6. Oh it does look fabulous! Now I am going have a huge craving for nasi lemak for the next few days hehe

  7. Delicious! So glad I found your blog through a fellow foodie, you've got yourself a new follower! XO Jessica @ Cajunlicious

  8. One of the best dishes to come out of Asia.

  9. Love this type if food!

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