Nasi Lemak (398 CAL)

Preparation time

10 Minutes

Cooking time

20 Minutes

Serves

1

A delicious nasi lemak can get up to nearly 900 calories if you add in a fried chicken so have your fragrant rice dish without the added calories with Alexandra Prabaharan's easy to follow and very tasty recipe. Watch the video for more.

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Ingredients

30
grams
Dried Red Chillies
, soaked
1/2
Red Onion
, chopped
1
Red Chilli
5
cloves of
Garlic
A golf ball-sized dollop of
Thick Tamarind Juice (Asam Jawa)
1
Handful of
Raw Peanuts
1/4
cup
Ikan Bilis
1/4
Cucumber
, sliced
1
Eggs
1
cup
Brown Rice
2
cm
Ginger
, sliced thinly
1
Pandan Leaf
1
tablespoon
Virgin Coconut Oil

Directions

In the blender, blend the dried chillies, red chillies, red onion, and garlic until it forms a paste.
In a pan heat up some oil and fry the chili paste until the oil begins to separate.
Add the tamarind juice, sugar and continue cooking for 15 minutes until the mixture turns a dark red. Taste and adjust salt if necessary.
For the brown rice add crushed ginger and pandan and cook as normal. Ratio: 1 cup rice with 2 cups of water.
When the rice is cooked, toss with a bit of virgin coconut oil to give it the coconut flavour.
Microwave or dry fry the ikan bilis till crisp.
Dry fry the peanuts in a pan until lightly browned.
To serve, cut the egg in half, place it together with the ikan bilis, the rice, the peanuts and the sambal on a plate. Garnish with cucumber.

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