Nasi Lemak is directly translated as coconut rice and it is also the name of thepopular Malaysian Breakfast which consist of the rice, sambal, ikan bilis, egg and cucumbers.
This is the recipe for the rice to be cooked on the stove. You can use a rice cooker too, just put all the ingredients in the pot and reduce the liquid ingredients by a bit.
1 1/2 cups or 300g long grain or basmati rice
1 ½ or 375 ml cups water
1½ cups 375 ml coconut milk
1 pandan leaf tied in a knot
pinch of salt
Wash and rinse the rice in a pot several three times until the water runs clear.
Put all the ingredients into the pot and bring to boil.
Turn the heat down and simmer for 15 mins and turn off the heat. Leave the pot with the lid on for a further 10 minutes before serving. It is important not to open the lid at any stage through the cooking process. The rice can be cooked way in advance and reheated prior to serving.
To serve, stir the rice to break up any lumps.