Growing up in Kedah.... surrounded by padi fields, rice has become the most important diet in our daily life... we'll have rice for breakfast, rice for lunch and rice for dinner.... And in between meals, we'll have some 'kuih' made from rice flour like tepung talam, buah melaka, kuih dangai etc....
Nasi lemak is one of the regular feature in my parents' house, easy to cook... to feed the army of hungry growing children!!! We'd have our Nasi Lemak with Sambal Tumis Sardine... yummm...
There were days .... my mom would buy from the 'Mamak Kuih' who would come round the kampung, early in the morning on his bicycle....A packet of Nasi Lemak was only 20cents back then... wrapped in banana leaves .....with ikan bilis or half an egg... Northern Nasi lemak has been compromised in taste and presentation..... sigh!!!!
- 300g of long grain rice (2 rice cooker cup) - washed
- 3 shallots - thinly sliced
- 2 inch ginger - julienne
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 star anise
- 2 knotted daun pandan
- 1 can coconut milk
Mix all the ingredient in a rice cooker. Add salt... Serve with sambal tumis, fried chicken, sliced cucumber etc...