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Nasi Lemak

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This week I am doing a dish called Nasi Lemak! This dish was a request from one of my subs who asked me to make a Malaysian dish. Nasi Lemak is the national dish of Malaysia and is delicious! If you have never had Nasi Lemak then it's high time you tried this great asian dish.
For nasi lemak rice
  Basmati/Jasmine rice 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Pandan leaves 2
  Coconut milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Ginger root 50 Gram, thinly sliced
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Banana leaves 1 (For Serving)
For sambal ikan bilis
  Shallots 5
  Garlic 5 Clove (25 gm)
  Red onion 1⁄2
  Ginger 10 Gram, peeled and sliced
  Brown sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Shrimp paste 1 Teaspoon (Dried)
  Tamarind pulp 2 Tablespoon
  Lime 1
  Fish sauce 2 Tablespoon
  Red chili pepper 30 Gram (soaked in water)
  Anchovies 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Dried)
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Vegetable oil/Peanut oil 4 Tablespoon

1. Follow the direction on the package of the rice to cook it and add coconut milk to it.
2. Into the pot of rice, add the tied Pandan leaves in a knot.
3. Add ginger and salt and to the rice and give it a good stir.
4. Bring rice to the boil stirring constantly reduce to simmer and cook 10 to 15 minutes.
5. Take the rice off the heat once done, keep the lid on and steam it to make the rice fluffy.
6. Meanwhile to make the sambal sauce, cut the shallots shallots, garlic, ginger, red onion and chilies to a food processor.
7. Heat oil in pan or a skillet, add the minced mixture into the pan and cook for 10 minutes until it turns reddish brown.
8. Add the sugar, water and stir it well.
9. Let the sauce thicken and then add the tamarind pulp and the juice of the lime to it, along with the dried anchovies.
10.If need be pour some more water while you add in the shrimp paste.
11.Pour in the fish sauce, and make any adjustments as per taste.
12.Now cut the banana leaf to fit your plate or platter.
13.Place the bowl anywhere on the banana leaf, scoop the rice on it and pour the sambal on it.

14.Serve this whole meal for lunch or dinner.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1318 Calories from Fat 412

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 47 g73%

Saturated Fat 18.1 g90.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 3.8 mg1.3%

Sodium 1556.5 mg64.9%

Total Carbohydrates 204 g68%

Dietary Fiber 7.8 g31.4%

Sugars 23.9 g

Protein 20 g40.7%

Vitamin A 18.2% Vitamin C 71.2%

Calcium 14.2% Iron 23.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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