Nasi Lemak (Coconut Milk Steamed Rice) Recipe

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Submitted by qistina91

Makes 7 servings



Nasi lemak is a dish sold in Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore and Southern Thailand. In Kuala Lumpur, it is called the national dish, a national heritage of Malaysia. The version sold in the east coast of Malaysia, Terengganu and Kelantan is called Nasi Dagang although both dishes can usually be found sold side by side for breakfast. There is a similar dish in Indonesia called nasi uduk. With roots in Malay culture, its name is a Malay word that literally means 'rice in cream'. The name is derived from the cooking process whereby rice is soaked in coconut cream and then the mixture steamed. Sometimes knotted screwpine (pandan) leaves are thrown into the rice while steaming to give it more fragrance. Spices such as ginger (common in Malay cuisine) and occasionally herbs like lemon grass may be added for additional fragrance. Traditionally, this comes as a platter with cucumber slices, small dried anchovies (ikan bilis), roasted peanuts, stir fried water convolvulus (kangkong), hard boiled egg, pickled vegetables (achar) and hot spicy sauce (sambal). Nasi lemak can also come with any other accompaniments such as chicken, cuttlefish, cockle, beef curry (beef stewed in coconut milk and spices) or paru (beef lungs). Traditionally most of these accompaniments are spicy in nature. Nasi Lemak is widely eaten in Malaysia, even as a dish served in Malaysian schools. Nasi lemak is a breakfast dish, sold early in the morning at roadside stalls in Malaysia, where it is often sold packed in newspaper, brown paper or banana leaf. However, there are restaurants which serve it on a plate as noon or evening meals, making it possible for the dish to be treated as a delicacy. Nasi lemak panas which means hot nasi lemak is another name given to nasi lemak served with hot cooked rice.

Recipe Ingredients for Nasi Lemak (Coconut Milk Steamed Rice)

2 cups of rice
1 Salt to taste
5 3/5 oz coconut milk
1 cup water

Recipe Directions for Nasi Lemak (Coconut Milk Steamed Rice)

Just like making steamed rice, rinse your rice and drain. Add the coconut milk, a pinch of salt, and water and cook your rice.
Categories

Breakfast

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 109.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
245
Calories from Fat
52
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
5.8g
9%
Saturated Fat
4.9g
25%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
29mg
1%
Potassium
121mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates
43.5g
15%
Dietary Fiber
1.2g
5%
Sugars
0.8g
Protein
4.3g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 2% Iron 15%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • Very low in sodium
  • Low in sugar
  • High in manganese
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