Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Nasi Lemak With Style

'Nasi Lemak' is one of Malaysian favourite dish. Traditionally, this comes with a platter of food wrapped in banana leaf, with cucumber slices, hard boiled egg, fried anchovies, roasted peanut and hot & spicy sauce which is also called as 'sambal ikan bilis'. It is also a common breakfast dish over here. But today, I'm going to make it special for dinner. Of coz, this is my version of 'nasi lemak' with a little style...he he! I'll have my 'nasi lemak' with pan fried spiced chicken, green beans, coleslaw and 'sambal ikan bilis'. So, are you ready for this? Here we go....

Ingredients for Coconut Rice :

1-1/2 cup Rice (or quantity as desire)
Water (1/2 cup less than usual)
1/2 cup thick coconut milk
2 pandan leaves
a few slices ginger
a pinch of salt
- rinse the rice then add in all ingredients.
- stir well and cook with rice cooker.


So, I have my 'nasi lemak' ready in the rice cooker. I also have my grind chili paste ready for the 'sambal'.
Ingredients for Anchovies Sambal :

1 cup fried anchovies
4 large onion ,sliced
handful of dried chillies (soaked with warm water)
5 red chillies
8 shallots
1 inch ginger root, sliced
8 cloves garlic
1/2 cup bottle chili sauce
salt to taste

- combine red chillies, dried chillies, shallots, sliced ginger and garlic.
- blend all ingredients together in an electrical grinder.
- preheat pan with 1/2 cup cooking oil.
- stir in sliced onion and fry untill fragrant.
- add in grind chili paste and stir fry till aromatic.
- then stir in chili sauce, salt and fried anchovies.
- cook for another 3-4 mins and serve.

I have some coleslaw ready in the other hand and pan fried green beans as well for side dish. I stir in the green beans when the pan fried chicken is about to ready and cover by lid before serve. Saving up extra cooking time for that!

Ingredients for Spiced Pan Fried Chicken :
4 boneless chicken whole leg
Seasoning :
2 tspn salt
1 tbsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp curry powder
2 tbsp sugar
ground pepper

- combine all seasoning ingredients and marinade the chicken with the mixture.
- leave aside for one hour.
- preheat the non-stick frying pan with 2 tbsp cooking oil.
- fry over medium low heat untill cook.
Wa-la.....here's my dinner set for the day! I served the 'sambal' in a small bowl separately.
The rice is so aromatic....I guess you know how it was smell like when the rice is cooked with thick coconut milk. Hmmm.....mmm....mm.......SO, wanna join in for DINNER????? :p It's good to have something special for dinner once in a while. And this is mine! What's yours???

12 comments:

MaryMoh said...

Nasi lemak is one of my favourites. The coconut rice and the sambal is enough to make me happy for the rest of the day.

Joycee said...

What a wonderful recipe! LOVE the flavors in this dish but mine may not be as good as yours!

Heavenly Housewife said...

What an absolutely fabulous meal. I want to come for dinner :)

Chow and Chatter said...

oh wow I am loving Malaysian food, awesome it does have style

Divina Pe said...

Some Malaysian food in my home would be great. Thanks for sharing this with us :)

Mary said...

What a fantastic meal. Thanks for sharing it with us. Have a great day.

Angie's Recipes said...

I love the very last picture! It looks very delicious.

Angie's Recipes

Cinnamon Girl aka Reeni♥ said...

This looks incredibly delicious!!! I love every component!

Lyndsey said...

Yes, I would love to join you for dinner! What a special meal. Looks so delicious, I can just imagine what it smells like.

My Little Space said...

Hi Everyone,

Thank you very much for joining me today! I'm glad you like this and hope you'll enjoy it. Have a nice day!

Cheers, Kristy

cherry potato said...

Aiyo, this make me soooooo hungry loh

Chris Nyles said...

Thank you my dear friend Kristy! I've been waiting for this post. I requested you for this recipe. I just love it!
I will try making this next time but I know I might not make it as good as yours.

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