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
Dried Red Chillies
soaked
30 g
Red Chilli
1
Red Onion
chopped
12
Garlic
5 cloves
Asam Jawa
2 tbsp
Brown Sugar
2 tsp
Raw Peanuts
1
Ikan Bilis
14 cup
Cucumber
sliced
14
Egg
boiled and halved
1
Ginger
thinly sliced
1 piece
Pandan Leaf
1
Virgin 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 with a bit of virgin coconut oil to give it the coconut flavor.
Prepare chilli mixture
  • To prepare tamarind liquid, add 2 tsp tamarind pulp soaked in 2 tbsp of 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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