Nasi Minyak


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About this recipe: This rice dish is usually served for festive occasions and at Malay weddings.

Suhara Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Serves: 8 

  • 2 cups long grained rice
  • 4 cups (1l) water
  • 100 ml ghee
  • 2 large onions , sliced finely
  • 3 cloves garlic, pounded
  • 2 star anise
  • 5 cloves
  • 5 cm cinnamon stick
  • 6 cardamom pods
  • Ground white pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup (100g) sultanas
  • 100g fried shallots

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:35min 

  1. Rinse rice well and drain. Heat ghee in a pot and fry the sliced onions and pounded garlic until soft and fragrant. Add water.
  2. Add the cloves, star anise, cinnamon stick, cardamom, salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and add in the rice, stir well and cook covered over low heat. When the rice is almost dry, add the sultanas and mix well then leave to cook. Garnish with fried shallots.

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