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Made Healthier: High Fibre Nasi Lemak.

Translating to fatty rice” or rice cooked in cream, Nasi Lemak is an extremely versatile dish commonly paired with sides such as roasted peanuts, ikan bilis (dried anchovies), fried chicken or otah (spicy fish cake). A dash of spicy sambal (sweet chili sauce) typically completes the meal. 

A local favourite, this recipe is our attempt at a healthier version by preparing it with Alchemy Fibre™ Powder Blend for Rice. We hope youll enjoy it! 

Did you know?

Each serving of Alchemy Fibre™ contains 3x as much fibre as brown rice and is high in prebiotic fibre. Your favourite white rice will be just as healthy as brown, giving your immunity and gut health a boost.

Ingredients:

1 serving peanuts with skin
Fresh ginger, 1-inch section
1 medium onion
1 cucumber, sliced
1 tsp salt
1/3 cup coconut milk
1 serving sambal sauce
pandan leaves, bundled
1/3 cup water

Nasi Lemak Rice

⅔ cup (approx. 160g) uncooked long-grain white rice
⅓ cup water
1 tbsp. (approx. 15g) Alchemy Fibre™  Powder Blend for Rice
⅓ cup coconut milk
Pandan leaves, bundled (approx. 5 – 6 slim stalks)
1 stalk lemongrass (optional)
Fresh ginger, 1-inch section
1 medium onion
1 tsp. salt

Sambal Sauce

1½ garlic cloves
½ shallot
1½ chili peppers (fresh)
1½ chili peppers (dried)
1 tbsp. dried anchovies (ikan bilis)
3 tbsp. oil
4 tbsp. water
½ tbsp. coconut milk
½ tbsp. tamarind paste
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar

Peanuts and Ikan Bilis

1 serving peanuts with skin
1 serving dried anchovies (ikan bilis)
4 tbsp. oil

Plating (for serving)

1 cucumber, sliced
2 eggs, hard boiled and halved

Instructions

For the rice (uncooked) 

1.

Wash the rice by rinsing and draining. Place washed rice into a rice cooker.

2.

Slice the onion and ginger into small pieces. Tie the pandan leaves together into a bunch.

3.

Add onion, ginger and pandan leaves into the rice cooker.

4.

Add coconut milk, water and salt into the rice cooker.

nasi lemak made with alchemy fibre and coconut milk

5.

Add in 1 heaped tbsp. of Alchemy Fibre™ Powder Blend for Rice to the pot and mix the contents well.

nasi lemak with alchemy fibre

For the Peanuts and Ikan Bilis

1.

Sauté (stir-fry over high heat) the peanuts until brown and fragrant.

2.

Remove peanuts and add anchovies to sauté (stir-fry over high heat) until hot and fragrant.

For the Sambal Sauce

1.

Blend garlic, chillies (fresh & dried) and half the portion of anchovies into a paste.

2.

Sauté (stir fry over high heat) the remaining anchovies with oil and remove from the pan once crispy and set aside.

3.

Add paste to the pan and stir-fry until the sauce turns dark red. Add shallots and water to the sauce and stir. Add coconut milk and tamarind paste and continue cooking for 3 minutes.

4.

Once the mixture thickens, add in the reserved fried anchovies.

5.

Add sugar and salt to taste and mix well before serving.

Plating

1.

Scoop the cooked rice into a bowl and fill to the brim.

2.

Use a plate to cover the bowl with rice and flip them over such that the bowl is on top of the plate.

3.

Remove the bowl (now upside down) to create a perfectly dome-shaped nasi lemak rice.

Side dishes & Sambal

1.

Place peanuts, fried ikan bilis, cucumber and egg around the rice.

2.

Place a tablespoon of sambal either at the side or on top of the rice and serve!

There you have it, your homemade Nasi Lemak is ready! It’s now time to share your healthy creation with your family and friends!

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Nasi Lemak Recipe

Translating to “fatty rice” or “rice cooked in cream”, Nasi Lemak is an extremely versatile dish commonly paired with sides such as roasted peanuts, ikan bilis (dried anchovies), fried chicken or otah (spicy fish cake). A dash of spicy sambal (sweet chilli sauce) typically completes the meal. 
A local favourite, this recipe is our attempt at a healthier version by preparing it with Alchemy Fibre™ Powder Blend for Rice. We hope you’ll enjoy it! 
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 2 People
Calories 585 kcal

Ingredients
  

Nasi Lemak Rice

  • cup Uncooked long-grain white rice , approx. 160g
  • cup Water
  • 1 tbsp Alchemy Fibre™  Powder Blend for Rice , approx. 15g
  • cup Coconut milk
  • 1 bundle Pandan Leaves , approx. 5-6 stalks
  • 1 stalk Lemongrass (optional)
  • 1 inch Fresh Ginger
  • 1 Medium Onion
  • 1 tsp Salt

Peanut & Ikan Bilis

  • 1 serving Peanuts with skin
  • 1 serving Dried Anchovies (Ikan Bilis)
  • 4 tbsp Oil

Sambal Sauce

  • Garlic cloves
  • ½ Shallot
  • Chili peppers , fresh
  • Chili peppers , dried
  • 1 tbsp Dried Anchovies (Ikan Bilis)
  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • 4 tbsp Water
  • ½ tbsp Coconut Milk
  • ½ tbsp Tamarind Paste
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Sugar

Plating

  • 1 Cucumber , sliced
  • 2 Eggs, hard boiled & halved

Instructions
 

For the Rice

  • Wash the rice by rinsing and draining. Place washed rice into a rice cooker.
  • Slice the onion and ginger into small pieces. Tie the pandan leaves together into a bunch.
  • Add onion, ginger and pandan leaves into the rice cooker.
  • Add coconut milk, water and salt into the rice cooker.
  • Add in 1 heaped tbsp. of Alchemy Fibre™ Powder Blend for Rice to the pot and mix the contents well.
  • Set the rice cooker to the ‘white rice’ setting and cook for 20 minutes.
  • Once cooked, remove the pandan leaves, stir well to fluff rice before serving.

For the Peanuts & Ikan Bilis

  • Sauté (stir-fry over high heat) the peanuts until brown and fragrant.
  • Remove peanuts and add anchovies to sauté (stir-fry over high heat) until hot and fragrant.

For the Sambal Sauce

  • Blend garlic, chillies (fresh & dried) and half the portion of anchovies into a paste.
  • Sauté (stir fry over high heat) the remaining anchovies with oil and remove from the pan once crispy and set aside.
  • Add paste to the pan and stir-fry until the sauce turns dark red. Add shallots and water to the sauce and stir. Add coconut milk and tamarind paste and continue cooking for 3 minutes.
  • Once the mixture thickens, add in the reserved fried anchovies.
  • Add sugar and salt to taste and mix well before serving.

Plating

  • Scoop the cooked rice into a bowl and fill to the brim.
  • Use a plate to cover the bowl with rice and flip them over such that the bowl is on top of the plate.
  • Remove the bowl (now upside down) to create a perfectly dome-shaped nasi lemak rice.

Side dishes & Sambal

  • Place peanuts, fried ikan bilis, cucumber and egg around the rice.
  • Place a tablespoon of sambal either at the side or on top of the rice and serve!
Keyword Malay Rice, Nasi Lemak, Sambal Sauce
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