Nasi Dagang

  • 300g nasi dagang rice or substitute with 200g good grade Siamese rice mixed with 100g glutinous rice
  • 1 grated coconut to extract 3/4 cup thick coconut milk and 3/4 cup thin coconut milk
  • 1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds ( halba )
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced finely
  • 3 shallots, sliced finely
  • 2cm young ginger, sliced finely
  • 1/2 tsp salt

  1. Wash rice well and soak for five to six hours. Drain well, then steam rice for 20 to 25 minutes or until half-cooked.
  2. Stir in thin coconut milk and continue steaming for 15 minutes until rice is nearly cooked.
  3. Combine thick coconut milk, shallots, garlic, ginger, fenugreek and salt. Stir into the cooked rice then steam once more for 10 to 15 minutes or until rice is properly cooked.
  4. Serve rice with kari ikan tongkol.

  • Nasi dagang is a special type of reddish brown glutinous rice. If it is not available, substitute with Siamese rice and glutinous rice mixture as per recipe.