Nasi Lemak is a popular Malay dish made of rice cooked in coconut milk. It is normally eaten with hot chilli sauce. Simple recipe for the rice follows:


  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 grated coconut
  • 3 screwpine leaves(pandan leaves)
  • Salt to taste


  1. Clean the rice and drain.
  2. Squeeze out 2 cups of thick coconut milk from the grated coconut.
  3. Cook the rice in the coconut milk with screwpine leaves.
  4. Add in salt. If you desire, you can also add in some sliced shallots and ginger.
  5. Serve this rice with sliced hard-boiled eggs, cucumber.

Recipe for the hot chilli sauce or sambal tumis later.


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