Healthy Nasi Lemak
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Healthy Nasi Lemak

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Level

moderate

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Cooking

20 min

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Preparation

10 min

Ingredients

Servings

1
Brown Rice
or Basmati Rice
1 cup
Egg
boiled and halved
1
Dried Red Chillies
soaked
30 g
Red Chilli
1
Red Onion
chopped
1โ„2
Garlic
5 cloves
Asam Jawa
2 tbsp
Brown Sugar
2 tsp
Raw Peanuts
1
Ikan Bilis
1โ„4 cup
Cucumber
sliced
1โ„4
Ginger
thinly sliced
1 piece
Pandan Leaf
1
Coconut Oil
1 tbsp
Salt
to taste
Water
2 cups

How to cook

Cook rice

  • To cook the brown rice, add water, ginger and pandan leaf.
  • When the brown rice is cooked, toss it with coconut oil to give it the coconut flavor.

Prepare chilli mixture

  • To prepare tamarind liquid, add tamarind pulp soaked in warm water for the juice. Discard the seeds.
  • In the blender, blend the dried chillies, red chilli, red onion, and garlic until it forms a paste.
  • In a pan, heat up some oil and fry the chilli paste until the oil begins to separate.
  • Add the tamarind liquid, brown sugar and continue cooking for 15 minutes until the mixture turns dark red.
  • Add salt to taste if necessary.

Cook ikan bilis & peanuts

  • Microwave or dry fry the ikan bilis till crisp.
  • Dry fry the peanuts in a pan until lightly browned.

Assemble & serve

  • To serve, place brown rice, ikan bilis, peanuts, egg and the sambal sauce on a plate. Garnish with cucumber.
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