Nasi Lemak (Coconut Milk Rice) is rice cooked in coconut milk and herbs and served with several dishes on the side. Although a popular breakfast item in Southeast Asia, it can be eaten for any meal.
Nasi lemak or coconut milk rice is a popular breakfast food in Indonesia and also in Singapore and Malaysia. Nasi means rice in Indonesian language, and lemak means fat (the fat from the coconut milk). The rice is cooked with coconut milk, and flavored with screwpine leaves (pandan leaves), and lemon grass. It is usually sold wrapped in banana leaves, with cucumber slices, small dried anchovies (ikan teri/ikan bilis), roasted peanuts, fried chicken, fried fish, hot spicy sauce (sambal), and along with many other things you want in your nasi lemak, such as cuttlefish, beef rendang.
The nice thing about nasi lemak is that you can make it as elaborate as you want, meaning as many side dishes as you wish or as few as just sambal, peanuts, and chicken for example. I prepared the most basic one with hard-boiled eggs, potato sambal, dried anchovies and peanuts.
You can also choose to serve your nasi lemak with any or all of the following:
1. SAMBAL IKAN TERI / ANCHOVIES WITH CHILI SAUCE
3. MEAT RENDANG
4. SAMBAL TELUR/EGG SAMBAL
5. FRIED FISH WITH SAMBAL/SAMBAL IKAN
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