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Nasi Lemak

Prep: 10 Mins

Cook: 40 Mins

Though traditionally eaten as breakfast in its native Malaysia, Nasi Lemak is a fresh and uniquely-flavourful dish ideal for any time of day.

  • 400g chicken legs and thighs
  • 1 large onion
  • 4 kaffir lime leaves
  • 1 stick lemon grass
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 3 slices chopped ginger
  • 1 deep fried boiled egg
  • 300g cooked coconut rice

The Spices

  • 2 Birdseye chillies
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 cloves

The Stock

  • 4 tomatoes
  • 150ml coconut milk
  • 200ml chicken stock
  • Salt to taste
  • Handful of coriander

Preparation

  • Finely dice the onion and place in a small prep bowl
  • Finely chop the garlic, ginger and chillies and place in a separate bowl
  • Bash the lemongrass with the side of your clever to release the flavours and aromas

The Stock

  • Finely dice the tomatoes and place in a medium sized prep bowl
  • Finely chop the coriander and place in a small prep bowl

Cooking

  • Heat 1 tbsp of hot oil in a large saucepan. Sear the chicken for 3- 4 minutes on medium heat, after the skin has browned, remove the chicken from the sauce pan and set aside.
  • Add your spices and the lime leaves in the same saucepan and allow them to cook for 1 - 2 minutes until they become fragrant. - Now add the chopped onions, brown them for 5-6 minutes until fully soft. Add the finely chopped garlic, ginger, chilli, chilli powder and turmeric powder and stir well to combine them.
  • Add the lemongrass and the chopped tomatoes with a pinch of salt. Make sure you stir at this stage to create a homogeneous sauce. Season with a pinch of salt and a teaspoon of shrimp paste.
  • Add the coconut milk and bring to boil. Next add the chicken stock, allow to boil and add the chicken.
  • Lower the temperature and simmer for 20-30 minutes, until the chicken is tender.

  • Serve with coconut rice, slices of cucumber, the fried egg and a teaspoon of sambal.

How To Make Nasi Lemak

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  • 400g chicken legs and thighs
  • 1 large onion
  • 4 kaffir lime leaves
  • 1 stick lemon grass
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 3 slices chopped ginger
  • 1 deep fried boiled egg
  • 300g cooked coconut rice

The Spices

  • 2 Birdseye chillies
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 cloves

The Stock

  • 4 tomatoes
  • 150ml coconut milk
  • 200ml chicken stock
  • Salt to taste
  • Handful of coriander

Preparation

  • Finely dice the onion and place in a small prep bowl
  • Finely chop the garlic, ginger and chillies and place in a separate bowl
  • Bash the lemongrass with the side of your clever to release the flavours and aromas

The Stock

  • Finely dice the tomatoes and place in a medium sized prep bowl
  • Finely chop the coriander and place in a small prep bowl

Cooking

  • Heat 1 tbsp of hot oil in a large saucepan. Sear the chicken for 3- 4 minutes on medium heat, after the skin has browned, remove the chicken from the sauce pan and set aside.
  • Add your spices and the lime leaves in the same saucepan and allow them to cook for 1 - 2 minutes until they become fragrant. - Now add the chopped onions, brown them for 5-6 minutes until fully soft. Add the finely chopped garlic, ginger, chilli, chilli powder and turmeric powder and stir well to combine them.
  • Add the lemongrass and the chopped tomatoes with a pinch of salt. Make sure you stir at this stage to create a homogeneous sauce. Season with a pinch of salt and a teaspoon of shrimp paste.
  • Add the coconut milk and bring to boil. Next add the chicken stock, allow to boil and add the chicken.
  • Lower the temperature and simmer for 20-30 minutes, until the chicken is tender.

  • Serve with coconut rice, slices of cucumber, the fried egg and a teaspoon of sambal.

How To Make Nasi Lemak

Jeremy makes the very popular Malaysian dish, Nasi Lemak - Check it out!

INSPIRED BY OUR TIPS AND RECIPES?

Why not check out our exclusive School of Wok ranges below - From our popular woks to our fun and inspiring cooking classes, we cater for all of your culinary needs!

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