Fragrant Coconut Rice

Preparation info

  • Serves

    4

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Spirit & Spice

By Ghillie Basan

Published 2019

  • About

Comfort food for many Malay and Nonya communities, nasi lemak (or coconut rice) is enjoyed with just about every dish at any time of day and often on its own with a sambal, served on a banana leaf. The sweet fragrance of coconut milk, the twist of the pandanus leaf (screwpine), and the creamy texture of the rice fit snugly with so many whiskies, which present a nose or palate of tropical fruits and coconut, gentle spices, cream and vanilla and a long, sweet finish – Craigellachie 14, Longmo