Healthy Nasi Lemak

Serving 1 pax
Preparation Time 10mins
Skill Intermediate

30g Dried Red Chillies, soaked
½ Red Onion, chopped
1 Red Chilli
5 cloves of Garlic
2 tbsps Thick Tamarind
Juice (Asam Jawa)
2 tsp brown sugar
Salt, to taste
1 handful of Raw Peanuts
¼ cup Ikan Bilis
¼ Cucumber, sliced
1 Egg, boiled and halved
1 cup Brown Rice/Basmati Rice
2 cups water
2cm Ginger, sliced thinly
1 Pandan Leaf
1 tbsp Virgin Coconut Oil

  1. In the blender, blend the dried chillies, red chilli, red onion, and garlic until it forms a paste.
  2. In a pan, heat up some oil and fry the chilli paste until the oil begins to separate.
  3. Add the tamarind juice, brown sugar and continue cooking for 15 minutes until the mixture turns dark red. Add salt to taste if necessary.
  4. To cook the brown rice, add water, ginger and pandan leaf.
  5. When the brown rice is cooked, toss with a bit of virgin coconut oil to give it the coconut flavour.
  6. Microwave or dry fry the ikan bilis till crisp.
  7. Dry fry the peanuts in a pan until lightly browned.
  8. To serve, place brown rice, ikan bilis, peanuts, egg and the sambal sauce on a plate. Garnish with cucumber.
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