Monday, August 6, 2007

Nasi Lemak

This version is my simple super fuss free version where I use store bought ground chili and despite that Joe whacked 2 rounds at lunch and dinner:-)

Ikan bilis (anchovies)- fried and kept aside (reserve a small portion for dressing the plate and reserve the oil for the sambal)
1 container of store bought ground chili
Eggs - boiled and shelled
Cucumber - cut into slices

2 Red Onions ground with 2-3 inch fresh ginger, 5 pips of garlic and roasted belacan (shrimp paste)(about 2 inch piece) (add a bit of water to blend)

Assam (Tamarind) (about the size of a small marble mixed with 5 tablespoons of water)
If you want add you may substitute the assam with juice of about 5 small limes
Salt, Pepper and Sugar to taste

1 packet Coconut Milk to be used in place of water and add some salt and tie 2 pieces of daun pandan (screw pine leaves) into a knot and add it in the rice cooker.

Fry the Onion blend in the reserved oil for a good 5-7 minutes then add the store bought ground chili and keep stirring and cooking the sambal for at least 10 minutes or more. After 10-12 minutes of cooking the sambal add the asam water/or lime juice and keep stirring, then add salt, sugar and pepper and adjust taste. (I added as much as 3 teaspoons of sugar because the sambal would have been too hot for Joe). Lastly add the fried ikan bilis and stir for 5 minutes before removing from the flame.

Serve with the rice, cucumber, boiled egg and fried ikan bilis on the side.


Joseph said...

OMG.....okie im having a party at my place at 3 weeks.... and im making this... :P

Anonymous said...

Thats the way aha aha..i like it aha aha!! Shylah but ground chili means i grind fresh chilis or dry chilis. I want to keep in my fridge.

Bunny Sia

milee said...

hey ben...are you really going to make it? Please take pics with the camera phone for me:-)

milee said...

Bunny, normally ground chili paste is dried chilies soaked for a while in hot water and then blended with a little water....if you don't have any dried chilies....try with fresh but it will have a different taste altogether

Madam said...

what is this i see!!! nasi lemak without kacang. can!!

milee said...

Kacang not everyone's fav, plus I didnt have any at home...I try to make do with what is available at home:-)