Pandan Nasi Lemak ~ Made in the USA

With no “hawkers”, which is what we call food vendors in Singapore, when I have a craving, I invent ways of creating what will satiate.

Nasi Lemak is rice dish that is cooked in/mixed with coconut milk. It is commonly sold in any foodcourt, hawker center & even coffee-shops … but alas, not where I live right now. I craved Pandan Nasi Lemak yesterday, so to the garden, then to the kitchen, then the cooking began.

Long, fibrous Pandan leaves were cut up.

Long, fibrous Pandan leaves were cut up.

Put in my little cup blender with coconut cream.

Put in my little cup blender with coconut cream.

Add 1 cup of water or what your “mini” blender allows, then blend away…

Blended concoction poured through sieve.

Blended concoction poured through a tea strainer into rice pot.

Add some salt and more water to your rice – up to the required (usual) level of cooking – then cover and press the “Cook” button. Pandan Nasi Lemak is in the making.

I decided to be really Singaporean and knocked up some dried anchovies and peanuts which usually accompanies this dish.

Dried Anchovies and Salted Peanuts (common snack) out of a bottle

Dried Anchovies and Salted Peanuts

So what did I end up having for dinner?

pandannasilemakPandan Nasi Lemak with quick sauteed Bean Sprouts & Kangkong from my backyard, leftover Rendang, Anchovies & Peanuts and Sambal (hot spicy mix).

*sigh* Hell hath no fury like … a woman’s craving.

 

 

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7 responses to “Pandan Nasi Lemak ~ Made in the USA

  1. Yum. I do a mean nasi goreng and stay, but I loved nasi lemak over 40 years ago when I was in Indonesia and Singapore and glad to know how to prepare it. Wonder where I’d find pandan leaves in Mexico???

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  2. I knowww that feeling! Looks absolutely sedap. I’m regretting reading your post because now I want a Nasi lemak too! 😕😜

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    • 😀 Masak la, many Indo stores where you are.

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      • I was reading your post at 1 a.m or so…if I had read it earlier in the day, I probably would have made it that same day. At least the craving wasn’t so bad the next day. Heheh

        Hmmm…actually, at where I am, is a small Holland Village with zero Indo stores. But you can find some indo ready-made paste in the supermarkets. 😀

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