• Prep Time 10 minutes
  • Cook Time 30 minutes
  • Serving For 4 people
  • Difficulty Normal

Recipe Description

Nasi lemak, or Coconut milk rice is an iconic staple of Malaysian; you can get it literary anywhere from convenient stalls to 5 stars hotel. Usually nasi lemak comes with spicy sambal, and your selection of side dish including fried chicken, fish, curry and others.

Recipe Ingredient

  • 300g long-grain rice
  • 2 shallots
  • 2 slices ginger
  • 1/8 tbsp fenugreek seeds (halba)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 375-400ml coconut milk, from 1/2 a grated coconut
  • 2 pandan leaves, knotted


  1. Wash rice until clean then drain. Put rice, shallots, ginger, fenugreek and salt in a rice cooker. Pour coconut milk over the rice. (The level of the coconut milk should be 2cm above the level of the rice.) Cook rice until dry then use a wooden ladle to loosen the grains.
  2. Sprinkle the rest of the coconut milk over the rice. Give it a stir with a pair of chopsticks to distribute the milk evenly. Stand for 10 to 15 minutes to allow the rice to absorb the coconut milk. Keep rice warm before serving with other condiments

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4 thoughts on “Nasi Lemak by Amy Beh”

  1. Siraj Silvarajoo bin Abdullah - November 1, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    Always been an ardent crazy nasi lemak fan. Love to eat it at anyrime of the day. What makes nasi lemak a great dish is it’s sambal. If sambal is lousy i.e. either too spicy, flat taste or too sweet, the whole nadi lemak dish becomes a turn off. Anyway i am gonna try your way of making nasi lemak. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Patricia Danker - July 29, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    Just to confirm, it’s one tablespoon of SALT for 300gm basmati rice?

    Thank you.

    • Kuali - July 31, 2019 at 2:30 pm

      Hi Patricia,

      Thanks for the note. We have make the amendment accordingly. Thank you for the continuous support!

      Kuali Team

  3. maggie kong - October 25, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    What about the sambal that goes with it? Would appreciate the recipe thank you.


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