4 Reviews

Tasty rice: I didn't have at home the pandang leaves, but I used 2 sweet basil and 3 curry leaves istead. I used water instead of chicken stock.
The roasted spices make this rice relly very special.
We had our nasi lemak with my recipe of "Ayam Bali With Chicken Legs".

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awalde October 27, 2010

Good recipe. I couldn't find any pandan leaves either, but I also used basmati rice. I made it with malaysian chicken curry also. Thanks!

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hippeastrum May 27, 2007

As KitchenManiac said, simple and tasty! I used lite coconut milk, although in retrospect I wish I had used the real stuff for some extra creaminess (I love coconut!). I did have to leave out the pandan leaves as I didn't have any. I really enjoyed the touch from the flaked coconut- it gave the rice some extra body and flavor. I did substitute your spice blend with Mini R.'s "Emotional Balance" Spice Mixture (#48156) which has all the spices recommended in your recipe and a few extras, which worked wonderfully. I did add Zhoug (#57689) rather than pepper flakes. Lovely rice. I must mention- I made this with brown rice... so I used 1 1/2 cups rice, 2 cups water and 1 cup coconut milk. Thank you for a lovely unique rice! I will try to find pandan leaves and make this again soon, the real authentic way!

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Roosie October 08, 2004

This was a simple and tasty recipe, and authentic to boot. But I did leave the dessicated coconut out cos my family isn't much of a fan of them. Did serve it with the malaysian chicken curry, and the combination was just fantastic. Recipe worth repeating. :) (pick your chef)

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KitchenManiac December 11, 2003
Coconut Rice (nasi Lemak)