Nasi Lemak and Prawn Sambal

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Course: Main Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 500 g - long grain rice (wash and soak in water for 15 minutes, then drain it)
  • 700 ml - coconut milk
  • 1 inch ginger (sliced thinly)
  • 1 tsp - salt
  • 2 - screw pine leaves (knotted)
  • Prawn Sambal:
  • 500 g - prawns (clean and take out the shell)
  • 2 - big onions (sliced)
  • 1/2 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp - tamarind paste mixed with 1/2 cup water, strained
  • Oil, salt and sugar - as per need
  • Ground together into a paste:
  • 10 - dried chillies (soaked in water)
  • 6 - red chillies
  • 1 tsp - belacan (shrimp paste)
  • 5 - candlenuts (buah keras)

How to Make Nasi Lemak and Prawn Sambal

  • Combine the rice, coconut milk, ginger, salt and screw pine leaves in a rice cooker.
  • Once the rice is cooked, stir it with a fork.
  • Foe prawn sambal:
  • Heat oil and saute the onions and ground ingredients till fragrant.
  • Add prawns and stir fry till prawns turn pink.
  • Pour the tamarind juice, salt, sugar and turmeric powder.
  • You can also add 1/2 cup coconut milk (optional). Cook till gravy has thickened.

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