Nasi Minyak (Malaysian Festive Rice)

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Category: Main Dishes | Blog URL: Beef Rendang & Nasi Minyak (Malaysian Festive Rice)

This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.

Ingredients

2 tablespoons Ghee (clarified butter, which you can find easily at any Ind
1 large onion
2 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon ginger
1 stick cinnamon
3 star anis
3 cloves
3 cardamons
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1 cup Basmati rice (wash, soak and drain)
salt to taste
1 tablespoon fried onions
1 tablespoon raisins
1 tablespoon almond flakes
Spring onion and Chinese parsley, sliced thinly

Preparation

1
Heat oil in a pan, and fry the onion, garlic, ginger, cinnamon, star anise, cloves and cardamons till fragrant.
2
Put in water, evaporated milk and rice in the rice cooker pot.
3
Add the first fried ingredients to the pot of rice, and stir; mixing the ingredients well.
4
Add salt and close lid.
5
When rice has cooked , sprinkle the fried onions, raisins, almond flakes, spring onions, and Chinese parsley for decoration.

About

Nasi minyak is traditionally prepared by the Malay community during festive occasions, like Eid Mubarak or weddings.

Yield:

6.0

Added:

February 18, 2010

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