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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Nyonya Nasi Lemak 娘惹椰浆饭

I couldn't resist any nasi lemak since i am Nasi Lemak Lover, LOL ^_^. When i saw this recipe in the Astro Comfort food recipe show, immediately thinking to try it out. And it turned out so yummy ! Nyonya Nasi Lemak served with sambal belacan which is one of the accompaniment that not found in the usual nasi lemak.

The nasi lemak kukus simply lemak and fragrance !

Retain the cooked oil used to deep fry ikan bilis to cook the Sambal ikan bilis, so aromatic!

Toast the belacan still powder form

I love fried peanuts in my nasi lemak !

Must not miss in Nyonya nasi lemak, Sambal belacan, use pestle and mortar sound more authentic !

wrap with homegrown banana leaf, extra fragrance !

Love this sambal ikan bilis !

Nyonya Nasi Lemak 娘惹椰浆饭

Nasi Lemak Kukus (steamed coconut rice )
3 cups rice (I used Jasmine rice), wash and change water 3 times, soak in water 30mins
3 slices ginger, julienned
4 blades pandan leaves, knotted
2 cups water
1 cup coconut milk
1tsp salt

  1. Add 2 cups water with rice, mix with ginger and pandan leaves, steam over medium heat for 20mins.
  2. Add salt with coconut milk. Add 1/3 of coconut milk into rice, fluff rice with chopsticks. Continue to steam for 5mins.
  3. Fluff rice with chopsticks, then add in 1/3 of coconut milk and steam for 5mins. Add in the balance coconut milk, continue to steam for 5mins. Remove steamer from heat and set aside to cool.

Toasted belacan (shrimps paste) – add two cubes of belacan in a non-stick frying pan, heat up over low flame, stir till dry and become powder form.

Deep fried ikan bilis (anchovies ) – Heat up ½ cup cooking oil,  deep fry 70g ikan bilis till golden brown, set aside and retain the cooked oil.

Fried peanuts – pan fry peanuts (wash and dry it) with little cooking oil till golden brown.

Hard boiled eggs and cucumber

Sambal ikan bilis ( anchovies sambal)

160g fresh red chili (15chili)
5 small red chili
120g shallots, sliced
4 lemongrass, sliced
2 sprig kaffir lime leaves
20g tamarind paste plus 1/4 cup water, remove seeds and retain the water
1/2tsp turmeric powder
1tbsp roasted belacan powder
3tbsp sugar

  1. Blend fresh red chili , shallots  and lemongrass till fine.
  2. Heat the cooked oil ( oil used to fry ikan bilis), add in blend chili paste and kaffir lime leaves, sauté for 5mins.
  3. Add in toasted belacan powder and turmeric powder, continue to sauté for 5mins.
  4. Add in tamarind water and sugar, continue to sauté till thicken.
  5. Last turn off the heat, add in fried ikan bilis and mix well. Dish out.

Sambal Belacan

5 fresh red chili
2 fresh small red chili
2tsp toasted belacan powder

  1. Use a pestle and mortar, pound chili till fine.
  2. Add in belacan powder and mix well.

Recipe by Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover


My Little Space said...

I'm a nasi lemak lover too ! hehe... Love the nyonya syambal.
Enjoy your day dear.
Blessings, Kristy

Little Corner of Mine said...

Another nasi lemak lover here! I just made some yesterday and would be eating it today as well. :)

5 golden rings said...

Can we cook the rice in a rice cooker instead of steaming?

Ana Regalado said...

Ohhhhh ! One of my favorite dish ! I actually search your old nasi lemak posts few days ago :D This is so far your the simpliest recipe ! Bookmarked !

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

5 golden ring, yes you can

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Elin Chia said...

Thanks Sonia...this is delicious nasi lemak...will try this out :)

Unknown said...

wow resep nasi lemak pas buat bulan puasa

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Unknown said...

Hi Sonia, thanks for sharing your recipe. Wanted to clarify that the cup measurement for the rice is the cup used to measure rice and the cup measurement for the water and coconut milk is our normal measuring cup? Thanks so much!

Steph G.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Steph, yes, what you mentioned is correct.

Unknown said...

Thanks so much for the clarifications!:)

Christine said...

Sonia - I tried this nasi lemak (only the rice) and it is very good - it is a keeper. Thanks

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