Nasi Minyak and Sambal Prawns with Arabic Salad
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Nasi Minyak and Sambal Prawns with Arabic Salad

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Level

easy
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Cooking

45 min
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Preparation

60 min
Ingredients
Servings
5
Yellow Onion
1
Shallots
3
Garlic Clove
3
Lemongrass Stalk
1
Ginger
2 cm
Ghee (melted)
2 tbsp
Basmati Rice
2 cups
Star Anise
1
Cinnamon Stick
1
Green Cardamom
2
Pandan Leaf (knotted)
1
Evaporated Milk (unsweetened)
100 ml
Salt
14 tsp
Turmeric Powder
12 tsp
Coriander (for garnish)
1 bunch
Dried Red Chillies (deseed half, cut into 1 inch segments)
20
Shrimp Paste
1 tbsp
Large Onion (1/2 thinly sliced and the other 1/2 roughly chopped)
1
Sugar
1 tbsp
Prawn (deshelled and deveined)
500 g
Fresh Lime Juice
1 tbsp
Large Cucumbers (deseeded and cut into 1cm cubes)
2
Tomatoes (deseeded and cut into 1cm cubes)
2
Red Bell Pepper (deseeded and cut into 1cm cubes)
1
Radishes (cut into 1cm cubes)
4
Fresh Parsley (washed and leaves only)
1 bunch
Green Onions (green part only)
2
Olive Oil
3 tbsp
Sea Salt
1 tsp
Black Pepper
12 tsp
Juice of Fresh Lemon
1
How to cook
Nasi Minyak
  • Start with the Nasi Minyak
Step 1
  • Turn on rice cooker and select “cook” function. Warm up for 2 minutes.
Step 2
  • Add in the melted ghee. After 10seconds, add in the lemongrass stalk, shallots, onion and ginger. Sauté until soft. Add in the garlic and gently fry.
Step 3
  • Stir in the star anise, clove, cardamom pods and cinnamon stick and continue frying until fragrant.
Step 4
  • Add in the pandan leaf and stir for 30 seconds before adding in the washed rice.
Step 5
  • Add the evaporated milk, water and salt into the pot. Mix well and once it bubbles, close the lid and cook as per normal white rice function.
Step 6
  • Once the rice cooker is done, set it to “keep warm” function. Open the lid, remove the spices before mixing in the turmeric with water mixture.
Step 7
  • Add in the raisins and coriander. Mix thoroughly.
Step 8
  • To serve, garnish with crispy shallots, more coriander and roasted cashews.
Sambal Prawn
  • How to make the Sambal Prawn
Step 1
  • Deseed half the red chillis and cut them into 1inch segments. Soak them in a bowl of hot water for 15 minutes to rehydrate.
Step 2
  • In a blender, add in the roughly chopped half portion of onion, garlic, shrimp paste and drained chillies. Blend into a fine paste and set aside.
Step 3
  • If the paste is too dry, you can drizzle in water until it forms a paste-like consistency.
Step 4
  • Heat up a wok and cook the half portion of sliced onions and sauté until soft.
Step 5
  • Add in the sambal paste and continue frying for 2 minutes.
Step 6
  • Add in the water, salt and sugar to the mix and bring it to a simmer. Reduce heat and cook for 20 minutes until sambal is reduced and thickened.
Step 7
  • Add in the prawns, bring the heat back up and cook for about 3 minutes until the prawns are cooked.
Step 8
  • Turn off the stove and stir in the lime juice before serving.
Arabic Salad
  • How to make Arabic Salad
Step 1
  • In a large mixing bowl, add in the cucumbers, tomatoes, red bell pepper and radish.
Step 2
  • Chop a whole bunch of fresh parsley and add it into the mixing bowl.
Step 3
  • Add in the green onions (green parts only)
Step 4
  • Add in the olive oil, lemon juice, salt and black pepper. Toss your salad well to combine.
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