Sunday, 20 July 2008

Nasi Lemak

Nasi Lemak is a common breakfast meal served in Malaysia. It is not really my favourite though. I go for toast. Simpler & less the cholesterol. Anyhow, I will never in this world refuse my mom's nasi lemak. She makes the best both the rice & the sambal.

My mom loves to use basmathi rice for this recipe. Other types of rice should be OK, as long as the measurement of water or in this case coconut milk is ample.

First is to wash the rice & transfer to a rice cooker. Since I'm using basmathi the ratio is 1 : 1.5 which means 1 cup of rice needs 1 & a half cup of coconut milk.

Add in a little bit of salt & pandan leaves for aroma. Switch on the rice cooker.

Rice is almost ready.

Here is the Nasi Lemak.

What is nasi lemak without the sambal (spicy condiment). I prepare my sambal with lots of shallots.

Blended shallots.

Saute the blended shallots with ample cooking oil.

Once turning brownish, add in chilly paste.

Stir well & add in chopped onions.

Keep stirring until the paste is cooked. Add salt to taste & your sambal is ready.

This is how I like my nasi lemak served with my favourite condiments - cucumber, fried anchovies, fried egg & fried chicken.


Yatie_T said...

The colour of your sambal nampak merah betul lah. I haven't cook nasi lemak for a long time. Kalau tak silap the last time I cook it was last year. I also letak lada hitam dan sliced shallots kat dalam nasi.

BTW I was looking for ur email address but couldn't find it. This link is to report your problem with your other blog to

I hope they fix it asap.

jabishah said...

I seldom cook nasi lemak too. It's HB's fav but I don't really fancy him eating this often.
My sambal looks red yes but it's not that spicy. I make my own chilly paste. Will post the pics soon.
Tx for the URL. Hv saved it for later use. Mana tau kan... ;-

Anonymous said...

Salam sis,

May i know what is your chilli paste consist of?

jabishah said...

I make my own. Washed dried chillies put to simmer. Blend with water & a bit of oil. That's abt it.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing sis. Really appreciate it :)

jabishah said...

Anytime... ;-)