Sunday, January 30, 2011

Nasi Lemak and Sambal Ikan Bilis


Nasi Lemak:
1 cup rice ( basmati is good )
3 screw pine leaves
salt to taste
1 grated coconut
Sambal Ikan Bilis:
1 bombay onion
1/2 cup dried ikan bilis ( anchovies )
1 clove garlic
1 inch ginger
2 tbsps tamarind juice
4 shallots
8 dried chillies
Prawn paste ( belacan) ( Optional )
Salt and sugar to taste

Nasi Lemak:
Clean the rice and drain. Squeeze out 2 cups of thick coconut milk with screw pine leaves. Add in salt. If you desire, you can also add in some sliced shallots and ginger.

Sambal Ikan Bilis:
Fry the ikan bilis until crisp and put aside. Grind the prawn paste together with shallots, garlic,ginger, deseeded dried chillies. Slice the bombay onion into rings. Heat 2 tbsps oil in a pan and fry the ground ingredients until fragrant. Add in the onion rings. Add tamarind juice, salt, sugar. Cook, stirring occasionally until the gravy thickens. Add in the ikan bilis and mix well. Serve hot Nasi Lemak

Serve this rice with sliced hard-boiled eggs, cucumber, fried peanuts, fried anchovies and sambal ikan bilis.

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