Nasi Dagang

About this recipe: This is a rice dish from Kelantan that you can have have for breakfast or anytime of the day and also for special occasion. The rice grain is purplish brown in colour and is slightly glutinous.

Suhara Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Ingredients

Serves: 8 

  • 4 cups of Nasi Dagang
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 ml) thick coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 ml) thin coconut milk
  • 10 shallots, sliced
  • 2 cm ginger, cut into thin strips
  • 5g fenugreek
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Extra time:1day23hr45min  ›  Ready in:2days 

  1. Wash rice, drain and soak overnight in water. Next day, drain the water and steam the rice for half an hour. Remove from steam and stir in the thin coconut milk and resteam for 15 minutes until the rice is almost cooked.
  2. Mix the thick coconut milk with the ginger, fenugreeek and salt and then mix well into the cooked rice. Resteam again for another 15 minutes until the rice is completely cooked.

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