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A simple meal that graces the palate of many Malaysians, the nasi lemak started its humble origins as a farmer’s meal. A long day of toiling in the field meant having a filling dish ready for on-the-go eating. The rice, oils, and fish provided a balanced diet in one packet — a recipe of Malay origin, the rice dish is made of seafront harvests, coconuts and fish. Dubbed as the national dish, it is no surprise that nasi lemak sambal recipe is so popular in Malaysia. It is a resemblance of national identity, a representation of our vibrant culinary heritage … the dish is just unmistakably Malaysian.
The sambal condiment is the highlight — it makes or breaks a nasi lemak dish. Here’s a nasi lemak sambal recipe that’ll tantalize your taste buds with its fragrant smell and spicy sensation. Firstly, saute some shallots, ginger and garlic; then add in rice grains and turn off the heat. Next, pour in the sautéed ingredients into a rice cooker and add in water, NESTLÉ Just Milk Full Cream Milk, MAGGI® CukupRasa™ and mix thoroughly — don’t forget the pandan leaves to make the rice smell fragrant! Now, prepare the sambal by sautéing the onion and adding in some MAGGI® Sambal Tumis Paste. Add water, anchovies, tamarind paste and sugar for a hint of sweetness. Allow it to simmer and cook through for a bright red, fragrant sambal paste — ready to serve with rice, eggs, cucumbers and toasted peanuts!
This nasi lemak sambal recipe is easy to prepare and can be eaten any time of the day. Looking for more simple recipes that can be enjoyed all day? Check out the 20-Min kampung fried rice recipe, chicken meatballs MAGGI noodles recipe and speedy salted egg spaghetti recipe at MAGGI® Malaysia today.
This dish has been optimized for 6 servings. Quantity and times may need to be varied. Here you can find more information about adjusted portion sizes:
Heat the oil. Saute shallots, ginger and garlic. dd in the rice grains and turn off the heat immediately. Mix well.
Place sautéed ingredients into a rice cooker and add in water, NESTLÉ Just Milk Full Cream Milk, MAGGI® CukupRasa™ and mix thoroughly. Add in pandan leaves and let it cook.
Heat oil, sauté the onion and add MAGGI® Sambal Tumis Paste. Mix well.
Add water, anchovies, tamarind paste and sugar. Allow it to simmer and cook through.
Serve the rice with sambal and garnish with eggs, cucumber and toasted peanuts.
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