Vegetarian Nasi Lemak

By Poonam Bachhav  |  30th Dec 2015  |  
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    About Vegetarian Nasi Lemak Recipe

    This is a fragrant rice dish cooked in Coconut milk and Pandan leaf and Malaysians consider it as their National dish. Nasi lemak in Malay language literally means rich and creamy rice.

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    Vegetarian Nasi Lemak

    Ingredients to make Vegetarian Nasi Lemak

    • Ingredients for rice: 1 cup Jasmine fragrant rice (washed and drained)
    • 1 cup undiluted coconut milk
    • 1 1/2 cup water
    • 3 to 4 Pandan (screw-pine ) leaves slightly shredded and tied into a knot
    • ginger 1/2 inch piece, chopped length wise
    • Few strands of Lemongrass
    • salt to taste
    • Ingredients for Sambal: 8-10 dried red Chilies (Cut each Chili into 2-3 pieces and soak in warm water)
    • 3-4 cloves of Garlic
    • 5-6 shallots
    • Few strands of Lemongrass
    • 1 onion, cut into slices or rings
    • 2 tbsp oil
    • 1 tsp sugar
    • 2 tsp tamarind juice
    • salt to taste
    • Condiments :1 cucumber, cut into thin slices
    • 3 -4 tbsp of peanuts (Pan fried with 1/2 tbsp of oil until crisp and fragrant)
    • Spiced Veggies (Tossed french beans, carrots sticks with some chili paste and salt

    How to make Vegetarian Nasi Lemak

    1. Place the rice in the rice cooker pot along with water, Coconut milk, Ginger, Lemongrass and tied Pandan leaves. Sprinkle salt and stir well. Cook the rice, fluff with a fork and keep warm until ready to serve.
    2. Drain the soaked chilies and grind it with shallots, Garlic and Chopped lemongrass strands to a paste. Use little water while grinding.
    3. Heat up cooking oil in a frying pan or a wok on medium heat and fry this blended paste for about 7-10 minutes. Add onion rings and fry for 2-3 minutes more. Add water to attain the desired consistency.
    4. Add the tamarind juice and season with salt and sugar. Stir well and turn off the flame.
    5. On a serving tray, place a clean Banana leaf lined with wax paper. Using a bowl, shape the rice and place on this leaf. Spoon Sambal on or at the side of the rice, place few slices of Cucumber, some pan fried peanuts and spiced veggies.
    6. Serve hot.

    My Tip:

    The rice is generally cooked with Pandan leaves (screw-pine leaves) which impart an distinctive flavour to the dish.

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