Nasi Lemak | 椰浆饭 | Steamed Coconut Milk Rice [Nyonya Cooking]

Hi everyone! Welcome to another video of Nyonya Cooking! Today, I’m going to show you how to prepare ‘Nasi Lemak’, a dish that is significant to every Malaysian All Malaysians love ‘nasi lemak’ We eat it We enjoy it and cannot live without ‘nasi lemak’! ‘Nasi’ in the Malay language means rice while ‘lemak’ means creamy So, from the name itself, you know that this dish is very ‘sinful’ but rest assured It’s so delicious that we tend to forget that it is very ‘sinful’ If you wish to know, a basic plate of ‘nasi lemak’ consists of rice, of course and there is also ‘sambal’ to it I have made a video of ‘sambal’ If you want to see how ‘sambal’ is made, click here Optionally, you may have it with meat or fish You may have it with fried chicken, curry chicken, fried fish or my personal favourite, ‘rendang’ Of course, I have a video on ‘rendang’ too which is over here Check out these videos I’m going to show you now how to prepare a very simple basic plate of ‘nasi lemak’ To cook ‘nasi lemak’, you must have the core ingredient, the main ingredient and that, of course it’s ‘nasi’ which is rice Here I have one cup of rice, 75 ml of coconut milk, You may use more To be honest, to have a good plate of ‘nasi lemak’, you would need need to use more coconut milk Of course, water will be added to it to dilute the coconut milk I’m also using 2 blades of pandan leaves which are tied into knots and one stalk of lemongrass which is crushed at the bottom This will ensure the fragrance of the lemongrass will then be infused with the rice As to side dishes for ‘nasi lemak’, very basic side dishes, we have eggs, fried or hard boiled, if you like, some cucumber slices, anchovies and also peanuts The first step is to cook the rice You may cook it in a rice cooker I’ve never had a rice cooker before So, I’m going to use just a plain pot and cook it on the stove Put the rice into the pot Remember to rinse the rice first as we want to get rid of all the dirt As mentioned, I’m using one cup of rice here So,1 cup of rice to 2 cups of water That’s the ratio to cook the rice Then, I’ll add the coconut milk As mentioned earlier, the water is used to dilute the coconut milk You may use more coconut milk, if you want but you wouldn’t want to cook the rice only with coconut milk Then, it’s not that delicious Now that we had poured in the water and the coconut milk, do not forget the lemongrass and also pandan leaves If you are just like me and do not have a rice cooker, don’t worry A pot like this would do I usually bring this up to maximum heat Then, tilt the lid Wait until it starts boiling Then, bring the heat down to the lowest You will have a very beautiful pot of rice The next step is really very simple as we’re just going to fry the peanuts I’ve just heated some oil In goes the peanuts We’re going to fry these until they turned brownish As you may have noticed, the peanuts are in a darker shade of brown That means they are ready We are just going to scoop them out I took about one and a half minutes to brown them After frying the peanuts, it’s time to fry the anchovies Rinse the anchovies and quickly dap dry with paper towel Just within one minute, these anchovies are now ready to be scooped up What we want to achieve is just to have crispy anchovies to go with the ‘nasi lemak’ After 15 to 20 minutes, you’ll noticed that the rice looks ready but it’s not time to immediately eat it We’ll now have to switch the stove off and let the rice settle for another 10 minutes before we begin serving it This pot of rice looks so beautiful It’s perfect! By the way, my house smells amazing now I always use a pair of chopsticks to fluff up the rice This is what I usually do Then, we can now start serving Assemble the rice with the side dishes This looks amazing, right? This is how I assembled the dish I have the rice, hard boiled egg, fried anchovies, peanuts, of course, a few slices of cucumber and the sambal Smells so good I can’t wait to dig in So, I’m going to enjoy my first bite of ‘nasi lemak’ I think it had been months since I last had it So, let’s see Hmmm…. I’m speechless It’s so delicious The crunchiness of the peanuts, the sambal, and the flavour of the coconut milk rice This is fantastic You know, something is missing The ‘rendang’… So, I’m going to add ‘rendang’ to this and enjoy the rest of the ‘nasi lemak’ You have to try this recipe Try the ‘rendang’ and ‘sambal’ recipes They go amazingly well together Simply marvellous If you want more recipes like this, remember to subscribe to Nyonya Cooking It’s free and you will always get updated whenever I post a new video Write to me your comments in the comment section below or through twitter, google+ or even facebook Send me photos of recipes that you had tried If you have problems with the recipes, write to me and I will help you out So, till then I hope to see you next time Happy Cooking!

100 comments on “Nasi Lemak | 椰浆饭 | Steamed Coconut Milk Rice [Nyonya Cooking]”

  1. Happy Happy says:

    i love your vedio!!!

  2. coFFeepolkaDOT says:

    im hungry looking at your video and its midnight haha

  3. Farhan Velrian says:

    in indoensia this food name is "nasi uduk"

  4. khairul aiman says:

    why hath thou totured me with the food. im hungry…

  5. Afnan Acchan says:

    Nice video. Thanks for promoting Malaysian food to the whole world.

  6. Nash Cuyo says:

    HMmm yum yum I miss Malaysian food already! thanks Nyonya Cooking, i will make some here in Manila 😉

  7. Shahrul Abdullah says:

    resepi nasi tomato please

  8. Ishak Hamid says:

    i malaysia people

  9. Kenneth Foo says:

    Are you in France?

  10. Darryl Foong says:

    Studying abroad problems, miss the food from home!!!!! Especially Nasi Lemak 🙁

  11. Irene Goh says:

    Nice.  Follow-up.Any idea how to made Garlic with green chilli sauce?

  12. Nox Nazgul says:

    are you sure that you can't live without nasi lemak? 😓

  13. Bhaskar Das says:

    Dear viewers. I was born and brought up in Malaya and we had a tuck shop in our school at Ngee Heng. with ten cents that our father would give every of the seven children, i always picked Nasi Lemak. The taste of the small dish of rice and the sambal ( a sort of chutney to go along) is simply marvellous. The delicious taste still on my tongue. Our elder sister Indira is a marvelous cook who often makes Malayan dishes for me whenever i visit her. I have secured the Dawan Pandan plant and also found what lemon grass is. so no difficulties for me to make this wonderful dish. Hats off to you Miss and see you with some Malayan pastries too. affectionately, c.s. bhaskaradas

  14. Walking Wok Aaron says:

    I just love Malaysian food it's amazing! I wanna try doing it with kari ayam as a side

  15. Sana Kamran says:

    can I use kewra water panda is available in grocery store

  16. Nemat Ahmad says:

    I will definitely try it

  17. Baby Love says:

    Can you please show me how to make "murtabak" please please please……

  18. momo go says:

    my race dish

  19. Darren says:

    I need to go on a Malaysian food tour just for a day again in London.

  20. bagus raharjo says:

    Indonesian foods more delicious . like nasi padang mmmmm yummy

  21. Hills Adventure says:

    I love you <3

  22. Meors_GT says:

    When i watch you eat nasi lemak with silverwear i felt like i was eating it wrong…

    I always eat nasi lemak with my hands

  23. Stargazer says:

    u never had a rice cooker in your life? Bila birthday u amoi?

  24. joshua ng says:

    nice one…

  25. bagus raharjo says:

    saya tahu nasi lemak di indonesia dan malaysia punya dua duanya cuma lebih banyak macamnya di indonesia . @mark

  26. Erinna binti Abdul manan says:

    klu malaysia jual nasi lemak, punya kecik telor dia bagi!😭😢

  27. Vangie Rader says:

    i really love this food

  28. giggleskanza says:


  29. giggleskanza says:

    u make me miss Malaysia even more…. hahahhhh n im not even Malaysian

  30. nyairorokidul2000 says:

    Watching this video makes me hungry

  31. Lord Lazy says:

    very good video

  32. aze par says:

    omg.. now i wan eat nasik lemak.

  33. Thalyta Souza says:

    Amazing video! Nasi lemak looks so tasty, hopefully I'll make it someday day

  34. Nadeeka Priyadharshani says:

    thank you so much sister ….

  35. SuperStargazer666 says:

    A beautiful recipe (one of my favourite) cooked by a beautiful lady (one of my favourites)

  36. Ramo Vlogs says:

    Hi. apa kabar ? terima kasi untuk vidio ini. saya akan cuba. kamu boleh demonstrate how to make murtaba ? I have tried it when I was in kl. Quite liked it. If you have time please teach us. terima kasi banyak. selamat ber jaya

  37. Madelyn Legaspi says:

    I accidentally click one video of yours and that is Laksa and now i am one of your subscriber. I like your way of cooking not so complicated! Easy to follow. Thanks a lot from 🇵🇭 here 👌

  38. Ikee Dalumbar says:

    very yummy

  39. Chayavat Mokarakorn says:

    Never met an Asian who doesn't own a rice cooker. Even as a student in the US 30 years ago, my Asian friends (Singaporean, Japanese, Malaysian, etc. ) and I (Thai) always had one. Ok, we did have to cook rice on stove-top for a few days when we started anew somewhere without proper cooking equipnent. But never long without one.

  40. Khofi Khofifah says:

    Today i will to try to cook nasi lemak and thank you for your recipe very easy.
    Terimakasih nyonya cooking

  41. ChiMan Chung says:

    Yummy 😘😘😘

  42. Math Addit! says:

    Malay Nasi Lemak

  43. Malditong Chinito Vlogs says:

    she's cute.. love her dimple..

  44. Willy Teo says:

    I'm gonna try to cook Nasi Lemak and the Sambal Chilli tomorrow

  45. Gloria Goh says:

    Must l add salt n sugar to my nasi lemak

  46. mohd mb says:

    nyonya cookings are mostly malay origin.

  47. zayyad31 says:

    pretty little nyonya… cantik la u

  48. Nyonya Cooking says:

    Dear all, subtitles in French, Spanish and English are available! Thank you so much for helping out 🙂 If you want to help us in other languages, join us by just clicking "Gear Icon" and then "Add new subtitles/CC". I can't wait to see subtitles of other languages to be available. 😀

  49. Kamna Thapa says:

    Can I just use Coconut milk only for the rice ?

  50. Nickie IDRUS says:

    Looks yummy. Can u do masak lemak cili api? Thank u heaps

  51. Rumenika Randeni says:

    OMG can't wait to try it…

  52. gold man says:

    I fallen into ur dimples

  53. lusiyar single life says:

    I Love you and you food .I make it today my mum like very much.

  54. Prabakaran Karthikeyan says:

    You know.. I just had only one time but… I ever forget this food….. Thanks…


    I'm your fan. My children love to see you

  56. Qi Ping Liu says:

    You are asian, but no rice cooker?

  57. Aku Cinta Dia says:


  58. Aku Cinta Dia says:

    Nyonya your smail is so beautiful

  59. Cooking And Remedies says:

    Great nasi lemak recipe! Loved it very much.

  60. 180MPH In The Wrong Lane says:

    danggg.. drooling

  61. Lee Eng Teik says:

    Watching your videos make me hungry 😋

  62. Fetty Octaviyanti says:

    In called nasi uduk

  63. Carol Chung says:

    I do LOVE it very much to eat a Nasi Lemak 😘😘❤❤❤❤❤

  64. Mark Gomes says:

    love to see you in action again…

  65. Christin Zing says:

    Interesting 🙂 I'm leaving in North India and some ingredients ain't available here. I heard about nasi lemak through my Malaysian friend. So I decided to taste it once. Oh well, your smile looks delicious than nasi lemak. 😉

  66. TheBernz05 says:

    Hi, great videos 🙂 do you always use jasmine rice? Or will other type of rice do? I lived in SG for may years and I miss the food. I want to cook this for myslef and my family here in Philippines.

  67. promit banerjee says:

    Hey what's the substitute for pandang leaves 😃??

  68. pardon.tea. says:

    Waa so yummy i want to eat it now!!!!!!

  69. HALE IRWIN says:

    you definitely need more

  70. Maehem Manic says:

    Thank you for this, been looking for the simplest instruction and you did well. I love nasi lemak, pinoy b the way.

  71. Norica Myint says:

    Thanks for all your recipes, and love to watch all.

  72. Manchester Is Blue says:

    where's the sambal

  73. firman s says:

    very beautiful

  74. LOK Chu says:

    Not good, no fried chicken, the core of nasi lemak

  75. sdq sdq says:

    why is it sinful , the coconut milk ?

  76. AA says:

    How close is Malay language and Indonesian??

  77. Chippy R says:

    Is there any dish as pandan coconut rice?

  78. Peewah Lau says:

    Hi, do you have recipes on “tempeh”?

  79. Fangs569 says:

    Mesmerized by your smile, but abit try hard ah your atas english. Please intro your name somewhere at the start of the video or in the comments…
    Please also add the sambal recipe?

  80. lps oceneeys says:

    I love the look on your face. Btw not all Americans have such a narrow palate. There are lots of foodies here who enjoy the adventure of trying new foods. Now i need to find a Malaysian restaurant.

  81. Waihon Liew says:

    …fantastic cooking demo on nasi lemak, keep up your good work, my family is based in Minnesota, USA.

  82. SideChair Spectator says:

    looks yummy 🙂

  83. raychu85 says:

    Nice vid. Thanks. Are you Malaysian living abroad?

  84. Tanoko Prawira says:

    Can I treat the host Nasi Lemak? Come on, it's on me.

  85. cocomia for good health says:

    what is enchoieves

  86. Ann Rose says:

    Tiba2 pengen nasi lemak,that’s why I came here

  87. Abi says:

    Trying to make Nasi lemak rice for guests, 4 adults. So if I doubled the rice to 2cups rice : 150ml coconut milk, right?. What's the ratio for the water? 1.5 cups water? Thanks.

  88. Get Fit says:

    Who else is here because of Louis Suarez?

  89. Reeses Peanut says:

    So it's 2 cups of water + 75 ml of coconut milk? Isnt that too much liquid?

  90. cristine batistis says:

    i try to cook it when i go home to my country Philippines….

  91. Billy Kong says:

    nasi lemak makes us proud

  92. freddy 1968 says:

    Me and my partner( white Canadian) love nasi lemak and all the Malaysia food. Actually we in Malaysia now.

  93. Shirley Ng says:

    May I know how long u cook the rice after boiling ? Thank you !! Your video is amazing !!

  94. lee camy says:

    hi, 1 cup rice equal to how many gram?

  95. Wonderful Mobile8888 says:


  96. Devine light says:

    I love rice coconut milk soooo good I like whole coconut milk but little water perfect, you did great job wow

  97. Rubina Naveed says:

    Which rice did you use. Name please

  98. Robin Leow says:

    Hi Grace, for serving of 2 people, could you confirm that into the 1 cup of washed rice along with 75ml coconut milk, 11/2 cup water, 1/4 tsp salt, 2 knotted pandan leaves, 1 lemongrass stalk, and 2 cardamoms, you also add some slices of ginger, a star anise, a bit of onion, and a stick of cinnamon? Thank you.

  99. KTECH says:

    Pandan leaf and lemon grass only? You forget ginger, cinnamon, and salt.

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