Monday, April 20, 2015

Nasi Lemak Coconut Rice with Ayam Percik

Another backlog that I had shelved it for more than 6 months lol. How nice if there are 36 hours a day instead of 24....
Ayam Percik
Recipe adapted from Jessie's Cooking Moment and 厨苑食谱 

8 Chicken Maryland 

5 stalks lemongrass, white part only, chopped
80g red shallots, chopped
4 cloves garlic
40g fresh turmeric, skinned & chopped
40g ginger, skinned & chopped
1 1/2 tbsp tamarind + 5 tbsp water, 
10 red chili (I used 3 only as I am serving both of children)
120g coconut milk
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp salt
1 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp fish sauce

1. Soak tamarind pulp with water for 10 minutes. Rub the tamarind pulp to wash the seeds clean. Strain the tamarind water and discard the remnants. Save the tamarind water.
2. Blend marinade in a stick blender.
3. Prick chicken slightly with a sharp skewer. Rub through the marinade on the chicken. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight. If there is extra marinade, refrigerate it in a separate bowl.
4. Display the chicken on the wire rack and bake in preheated oven at 200C for about 1 hr or until cooked through. Start the chicken on skin face down and end with skin face up, this will yield a crispier skin, turn the chicken every 15 mins. 

1. Cover the chicken with aluminium foil whenever necessary.
2. I didn’t use all the marinade on the chicken.  I kept some aside & brush more on top of the chicken during the process of cooking. For the balance, I added in 2 blended chili and stir fry with a bit of oil to become chili paste, like May had mentioned, this is so yummy to eat with the rice.

Nasi Lamak Coconut Rice

Recipe adapted from my mum with some modification since she used estimation.

Ingredients : for 5 adults and 2 children
3.5 cups rice
350 ml coconut milk
270 ml pandan water (I used the thin layer from my homemade pandan essence that left over from pandan chiffon cake)
5 pandan (screwpine) leaves ,tie in knot
2 thin slices ginger
1 tsp salt - can add more

Method :
1. Wash the rice and put in the electric rice cooker together with pandan leaves, coconut milk, pandan water, salt and ginger and soak for 15 - 30 mins. (I read from somewhere that this way will make the rice more fluffy)
2. Cook the rice.

For the rice, although is a bit hard which need to add more liquid next time, everyone given a big thumb up, said that they can smell the coconut fragrance once they lifted up the rice cooker cover. My husband thinks that the coconut taste still can be enhanced further. But he did comment that my nasi lemak taste is better than my mil's one heeheehee...

For the chicken, this is truely finger licking delicious dish, everyone love it so much including dear daughter, even dear son finished the whole chicken :D. The chili samal that I fried from the balance marinated sauce also delicious, I can eat it just with plain nasi lemak. This is a definite keeper!

 This post is linked to the event Little Thumbs Up : April 2015 Event: Chicken


  1. Wow this Nasi Lemak is so sumptuous! So much liao... if only I can smell the nasi lemak!

  2. Looks great, if i were to do it, sure looks horrible...

  3. 好丰富、非常丰富、实在是太丰富 。。。。。。 beh tahan 了啦!心思满满的一餐。

  4. Your nasi looks very yummy...I had it over the weekend .

  5. yummy!
    I love nasi lemak especially eat with marinated baked chicken and Acar.
    I am sure will have second helping .

  6. Hi Jess,

    I wish that I have 36 hours a day too and I will sleep for the extra 12 hours... LOL!

    Your nasi lemak with ayam percik looks yummy... So good that I reckon that they look professionally cooked :D


  7. Ho Chiak, lol!. I can never resists a good NL. With ayam percik, wow! Yummy meal.

  8. Oh dear, your nasi lemak set looks so addictive. Wish I can have them right now. Yummmm... No kidding, I am salivating here.
    Blessings, Kristy

  9. This is such a beautifully presented dish. Thank you for sharing!

  10. Hi Jess,
    I can't remember how long I have not cook this.
    Wow! Yours looks awesome.
    Love the nicely brown chicken and the nasi lemak..Yum!


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