Nasi Minyak | Ghee Rice

Nasi (Rice) Minyak (Ghee) is an extremely common and famous dish among the Malays in Singapore. Nasi Minyak is usually eaten together with Ayam Masak Merah, Sambal Goreng Pengantin, Dalca and Acar. The rich combination of the dishes is perfect for celebrations.

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  • 1 cup basmathi rice
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp ghee or butter
  • 2 shallots or 4 cloves red shallots
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 cm ginger
  • 1 lemongrass (bruised)
  • 1 screwpine leaf
  • Handful of raisins
  • Handful of cashew nuts
  • Fried Shallots
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup single cream or carnation milk
  • 1 cinnamon
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 cardamom
  • Salt to taste
  • Rince the rice at least twice and soak it in 1 1/2 cup water for at least 10 minutes.
  • Mince the shallots, garlic and ginger into a paste.
  • Heat the oil and the ghee until melted in a pot. Fry the raisins for a couple of minutes and toss them dry. (Re-use the oil back to the pot)
  • Add in lemongrass, screwpine leaf  and the spices to the pot for the aroma. 
  • Add the shallots, garlic and ginger paste and fry till fragrant.
  • Pour in the milk and water to the pot. Add in Basmathi rice.
  • Add the raisins and nuts. Stir. Add salt to taste.
  • Transfer it into a microwaveable bowl and cook for around 15 minutes. You can also continue cooking it on the stove but it will probably take a longer time and you have to stir it often to make sure it doesn't burn.
  • Garnish with fried shallots. (You can make your own by shallow frying thinly sliced shallots 'till golden.

Nasi Minyak | Ghee Rice Nasi Minyak | Ghee Rice Reviewed by Resepi Sedap & Mudah on December 01, 2009 Rating: 5
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