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Nasi Lemak Recipe – The Signature Malaysian Meal
How to Cook Delicious and Flavorful Malaysian Nasi Lemak

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Ingredients

For Spiced Fried Chicken (Ayam Goreng Berempah)
2 Lemongrasses Crushed
4 Garlic Cloves Crushed
1/2 Ginger
4 Chicken Legs/Thighs
1/2 Tsp. Sugar
1/2 Tsp. Salt
1 Tbsp. Turmeric Powder
1/4 Cup Coconut Milk
1 Tbsp. Ground Coriander
1 Tsp. Ground Fennel
1 Tsp. Ground Cumin
1 Egg Lightly Beaten
2 Tbsps. Rice Flour
Sunflower Oil
For Anchovies Sambal (Sambal Ikan Bilis)
100g Dried Anchovies
2 Red Onions Sliced
Sunflower Oil For frying
50g Dried Red Chilli Cut and seeds removed
Water For soaking and blending
1-2 Cups Water For cooking
3 Shallots Roughly-cut
4 Garlic Cloves
1/2 Ginger
1/2 Shrimp Paste
1/2 Cup Sunflower Oil
1 Tsp. Salt
3 Tbsps. Sugar
2 Tbsps. Tamarind Juice
For Rice with Coconut Milk (Nasi Lemak)
2 Cups Basmati Rice
Water For soaking
1 Cup Water For cooking
3 Cups Coconut Milk Warm
2 Tsps. Salt
4 Garlic Cloves Thinly-sliced
1 Shallot Sliced
1 Pandan Leaf Knotted
1 Lemongrass Cut
2” Ginger Chopped

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Features:
  • Non Vegetarian
  • Spicy
Cuisine:
  • Medium

Ingredients

  • For Spiced Fried Chicken (Ayam Goreng Berempah)

  • For Anchovies Sambal (Sambal Ikan Bilis)

  • For Rice with Coconut Milk (Nasi Lemak)

Directions

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Steps

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Spiced Fried Chicken (Ayam Goreng Berempah)

First, take 2 cut lemongrasses, 2 garlic cloves, ½ inch ginger and crush them all together in a mortar. Next, take a bowl of chicken legs or thighs and add in the pounded ingredients, ½ a teaspoon of salt, ½ a teaspoon of salt, 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder and ¼ cup of coconut milk.

2
Done

Then, add 1 tablespoon of ground coriander, 1 teaspoon of ground fennel, 1 teaspoon of cumin. Mix everything together and marinate the chicken overnight or for a minimum of 4 hours. After 4 hours, add 1 lightly beaten egg and later 2 tablespoons of rice flour.

3
Done

Mix the ingredients well. Once done, heat enough oil in a deep dish on a medium flame. Deep fry the chicken legs until they turn golden brown in colour and are fully cooked. Set it aside.

4
Done

Anchovies Sambal (Sambal Ikan Bilis)

Now, in another pan, heat some oil and fry 100 grams of dry anchovies until golden and crispy. Set it aside on a paper towel. Next, fry 2 sliced red onions until soft and golden brown on the edges. Set aside.

5
Done

After this, boil some water in a saucepan on a medium flame. Meanwhile, take 50 grams of dried red chillies in a vessel. Cut into smaller pieces and remove the seeds.

6
Done

Now, pour the boiled water covering the red chillies and soak for 1 hour. After an hour, rinse and drain the water. Next, put the soaked red chillies into a blender, add 2 roughly-cut shallots, 4 garlic cloves, ½” ginger, 1/2“ shrimp paste. Add as much water you can to bring it to the level of ingredients. Blend the ingredients into a fine paste.

7
Done

Once done, heat ¼ cup of sunflower oil in a pan using low-medium heat. Once the oil is hot enough, add in the chilli paste and stir. Add 1-2 cups water to adjust the consistency of the paste. Cook for about 30-40 minutes on a low-medium flame until the sauce reduces in quantity and thickens. Add 1 teaspoon of salt, 3 tablespoons of sugar, 2 tablespoons of tamarind juice. Cook for another couple of minutes. Later, add in the previously fried red onions and anchovies. Turn off the heat and mix it well.

8
Done

Rice with Coconut Milk (Nasi Lemak)

For making the rice, take 2 cups of basmati rice and add enough water to soak the rice. Soak it for 30 minutes and then drain before cooking.

9
Done

Put the soaked rice into a rice cooker, add 3 cups of warm coconut milk and 1 cup of warm water. Add in 2 tablespoons of salt, 4 thinly-sliced garlic cloves, 1 sliced shallot, 1 knotted pandan leaf, 1 cut lemongrass and chopped 2” ginger. Stir the rice and leave it to cook as per the rice cooker’s instructions. Once cooked, loosen the rice with a chopstick.
Serve the nasi lemak hot.

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