Nasi lemak, or coconut rice, is extremely popular here. In my home, it’s incomplete if it’s not served with fried kangkong, a type of green popular in Southeast Asia.
This is how you can make the rice easily in a rice cooker. If ever I have to move to the west for Long periods of time, the most important cooking appliance will definitely be a rice cooker. This is followed with a blender or chopper. 😅
1. 3 cups of jasmine or Long grained basmati rice. My family only eats basmati rice so I’ve used it here
2. One packet of coconut cream. About 200 ml.
3. About 3 cups of water. I use the traditional Asian method of measuring water for rice. It should not rise above the middle line of your middle finger from the surface of the rice grains in the pot
4. 1.5 tsp of fine salt.
5. 6-7 pandan leaves
6. 3-4 pieces of ginger slices
And then turn on the rice cooker. Before you know it, voila! Fragrant coconut rice!