Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Nasi Lemak (Malaysian Coconut Rice)

Nasi Lemak is traditional malaysian coconut rice and its a malay word where this word literally means 'rice in cream'...This name is derived from the cooking process where rice is cooked in coconut cream..Malaysian people used pandan leaves to give a particular flavour this rice and spices like ginger and herbs like lemon grass are also added for additional fragrance..Traditionally this nasi lemak is served in banana lead with cucumber slices, small dried anchovies, roasted peanuts and boiled eggs with hot spicy sambal sauce, this rice dish can also be eaten with pickled vegetables, stir fried greens etc...Nasi Lemal is widely eaten in malaysia and even this dish is served in Malaysian schools, this nasi lemak can be also served as breakfast dish and sold early in the morning at roadside stalls in Malaysia where this rice is packed in newspaper, brown paper or in banana leaf, anyhow this rice dish is served as noon or evening meals in restaurants..Nasi Lemak can be prepared so many different version where some used to prepare with pandan leaves while some with bay leaves, as its kinda hard to get pandan leaves i prepared this Nasi lemak with bay leaves, ginger pieces and few pieces of lemon grass and i served with Malaysian Spicy Okra Kheema both together tastes marvellous and am sending this malaysian coconut rice to Vaishali's IAVW-Malaysian and to Think Spice-Think Bayleaf guest hosted by Apu of Annarasa, event started by Sunita..


1cup Long grain rice (i used basmati rice)
2cups Coconut milk
2nos Bayleaves
1tsp Ginger pieces
1/2tsp Lemon grass pieces
Salt
1tbsp Oil

Wash and clean the rice and put it in a heavy bottomed pan, add the coconut milk, bay leaves, ginger pieces, lemon grass pieces,salt ,oil and cook everything in high flame.... when the rice begins to boil, lower the heat..keep in simmer and cook for 10-15minutes until all the water been absorbed, remove from the heat...stir the rice gently and cover the vessel with lid and keep aside, let it sit for 10-15 minutes...

Serve with any spicy side dish!

22 comments:

En Samaiyal said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Priya,the name itself looking different cool......will try soon ur okra & nasi lemak .thanx for all diff recipes ..

Vrinda said... Reply To This Comment

Rice cooked in coconut milk,sounds delicious Priya..would be great with spicy chicken curry...

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

Simple, easy as well as delicious recipe priya...

Parita said... Reply To This Comment

Today only i made coconut biryani :) This is new style of cooking rice and sounds delicious

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely dish, you do try out different cuisines. Hats off to you.

srikars kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

wow.. nice coconut rice.. great recipe..

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious and easy coconut rice! Name is cool:D

Pooja said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely rice Priya! Coconut milk, bay leaves and ginger must have added lots of flavour!

munchcrunchandsuch said... Reply To This Comment

I have heard a lot abt it..glad I found a recipe here.

Padma said... Reply To This Comment

Simple and delicious rice... very new recipe... though have tried with other ingredients , never used lemon grass... you are really great to try so many new dishes :)

Preety said... Reply To This Comment

i never used lemon grass before, i wonder how it tastes in rice..

Sanghi said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy malaysian rice priya..! So check my malaysia special post at my other blog. Pls check now for the awards, now i have reposted..! Sorry for the mistake dears..!

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Priya, Nasi Lemak ingredients would be just rice, coconut milk, pandan leaves and a pinch of salt.It will go well with any sambal dishes. Try it!

Viki's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

wow , a simple yet delicious rice.

Lakshmi Venkatesh said... Reply To This Comment

Looks simple and delicious.

Raaga said... Reply To This Comment

hmmm... this is like a konkani dish... narlya kheeri... we cook rice in coconut milk with turmeric leaves. :)

What similarities in Indian and Malaysian cooking :)

Varsha Vipins said... Reply To This Comment

I've had this once in Malay hotel ,but dint feel much flavor in it that time..this looks so nice dear..:)

*sangi* said... Reply To This Comment

No doubt..It must be delicious!

Mythreyi Dilip said... Reply To This Comment

I used to make Nasi Goereng. And this is new to me, love to try it soon. Thanks for sharing.

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

very interestin recipe priya looks great nice choice.

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

This was in my bookmarked list Priya,looks delicious

Valarmathi said... Reply To This Comment

Looks simple and delicious.