Nasi Lemak (Fragrant Coconut Milk Rice)


1(240 ml)cup Long grain rice (eg: basmati rice)
2 (480 ml)cups Coconut milk
1 to 3 pandan leaves ( tied in a knot) ( subst: 2 Bay leaves)
1tsp (5 ml) Ginger pieces
1/2tsp (2.5 ml) Lemon grass pieces
1tbsp (15 ml) cooking oil


Wash and clean the rice and put it in a heavy bottomed pan, add the coconut milk, bay leaves, ginger pieces, lemon grass pieces, salt ,oil and cook everything on a high flame.
When contents begin to boil, lower the heat to a simmer and maintain on simmer for 10-15minutes until the water been absorbed. Remove from the heat then stir the rice gently and cover the vessel. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes.