Nasi Lemak (Coconut Rice)

Nasi Lemak (Coconut Rice)


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About this recipe: This coconut rice dish is typically served at breakfast but depending on how heavy the side dishes are, can be a complete meal for lunch or dinner. The traditional accompaniments are sliced cucumbers, egg: either hard-boiled or small omelette slice, roasted dry peanuts, fried anchovies and a sambal. For a heavier meal it can be served with different curries, rendang and sambals.

Suhara Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Serves: 4 

  • 1 cup jasmine rice
  • 2 cups (500ml) coconut milk
  • 2 pandan leaves
  • 2 shallot
  • 1 slice ginger
  • Salt to taste
  • Traditional accompaniments
  • 1 small cucumber, peeled and sliced
  • 50g whole peanuts, dry roasted
  • 2 eggs, beaten and fried
  • 100g dried anchovies, fried crispy
  • Sambal Ikan Bilis

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Wash rice and drain.
  2. Slice the shallots and put in pot with the rice, add coconut milk, ginger slice, pandan leaves and add a pinch of salt. Mix and cook until the rice is done.
  3. To serve Nasi Lemak: Serve rice in the center of a plate and arrange the traditional accompaniments around the dish.

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