Nasi Impit


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About this recipe: This rice cake or compressed rice is used in various dishes including soto ayam, rendang and also used as a side to dip in satay peanut sauce.

Suhara Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Serves: 8 

  • 600g rice
  • 4 1/2 cups water
  • pinch of salt

Prep:5min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:1day23hr25min  ›  Ready in:2days 

  1. Wash rice, drain and put in rice cooker. Add salt and water and cook until it is done.
  2. While the rice is still hot, mash with wooden spoon then transfer the rice onto a rectangular dish and spread it evenly. Place another rectangular dish, slightly smaller than the first on top of the rice to compress it. Weigh it down with heavy objects, such as cans of food, and leave overnight in refrigerator.
  3. Cut the rice into 2 1/2 cm cubes and leave aside to serve.

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