Taking some short break from cooking, but my mind is still brainstorming for menu to cook for the coming week. Yay!!! it is public holiday, so I have more time to spend on cooking. This time, cooking has become a harder thing because we now have additional one person in our household. So I am now catering for four people including myself.

After a long thought, I decided to cook nasi lemak. So stay tuned for the recipe.

Nasi Lemak

Coconut Rice

Ingredients:-

  • 3 cups of jasmine rice
  • 1 cup of basmati rice
  • 300ml of coconut milk
  • water
  • 3 tsp of salt
  • 4-5 slices of ginger
  • 3 pandan leaves

Directions:-

  1. Mix and wash jasmine rice and basmati rice
  2. Add in all other ingredients
  3. Stir with spatula until it is properly mixed
  4. Place in rice cooker and cook it

Side Dishes:-

  • Fried anchovies
  • Roasted Peanuts
  • Sliced Cucumber
  • Fried Egg (can be replaced by hard boiled egg)
  • Pappadams
  • Sambal (Chilli Paste)

The side dishes are optional, but the sambal is a must if you want a more authentic feel of nasi lemak. This time, I do not put fried egg, sliced cucumber and pappadams. Instead, I spend some time frying the anchovies and roasting the peanut. Make sure you do not roast your peanut too long, as it may not be crisp. If you fry your anchovies and roast your peanuts the day/night before, make sure your store them in an air-tight container to keep the crispiness.

Nasi Lemak Ingredients

Main Dish (Fried Pork luncheon meat):-

  • 1 can of pork luncheon meat
  • 1 egg
  • soya sauce and pepper

Directions:-

  1. cut the pork luncheon meat into half then slice it about 5mm thickness
  2. on a bowl, beat the egg, add soya sauce and pepper
  3. Dip the sliced luncheon meat into the egg
  4. heat up a little bit of oil and stir fry the luncheon meat.

 

You can also replace the main dish with fried chicken, rendang or curry, depending on your preference.

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