Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Malaysian savoury Rice -Nasi Minyak

Aromatic spiced fried rice Malaysian style.


4oz  basmati rice
250 ml water
2 star anise
1 cinnamon stick
4 cloves
1 teaspoon salt
1 onion finely sliced
1 clove garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil


1. Wash the rice and soak it in cold water for 30 minutes.
2. Drain the rice and keep aside.
3. Heat oil in a large lidded frying pan.
4. When it is hot add the cinnamon stick, cloves, star anise and sauté for 30 seconds.Add the garlic and onions and sauté until onions are translucent.
5.Add the drained rice and salt and sauté the rice for 2-3 minutes until rice grains are coated in oil.
5. Add 250 ml water and bring the rice to boil, once rice is boiling turn the heat to lowest setting and cove the pan.
6.Cook covered for 20 minutes  after which open the pan and fluff the rice up with a fork. Switch off heat cover and leave the rice for another 5 minutes.
7. Transfer to a serving dish.

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  1. sounds very aromatic and light...yum!

  2. with all the spices in this rice sounds so aromatic

  3. with all the spices in this rice , this sounds so aromatic

  4. Lovely!! So fresh & full of flavors of spices :)

  5. I followed this recipe and it went down really well! Thank you - so easy to make too!

  6. This sounds really nice, I'll give it a try.

  7. This sounds really delicious. Would go beautifully with a Malaysian Fish Stew recipe I have.

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler


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