Turmeric Nasi Lemak

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Turmeric Nasi Lemak

by Chef Lisa Leong

This is a Malaysian staple favourite and is undoubtedly a must-eat and must-savour dish!

Cuisine : Asian Course : Main Skill Level : Novice

Prep : 30 mins Cook : 30 mins Ready in :  1 hour  Serves : 6-8 servings


  • 4 cups Thai Jasmine Rice
  • 1 tbsp Cooking Oil
  • 4 pcs Pandan Leaves (knotted)
  • 4 1/4 Rice cups Hot Water


  • 1 tsp McCormick Turmeric Ground
  • 4 tbsp Pandan Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp Sugar


  • As needed Fried Ikan Bilis
  • As needed Cucumber Slices
  • As needed McCormick Sambal Chilli


  1. Wash and soak rice with sufficient water to cover and leave to soak for 10 minutes. Drain and mix in rice seasonings.
  2. Pre-heat rice cooker. Put knotted pandan leaves and 1 tablespoons of vegetable oil into the inner pot; cook for approximately 2 to 3 minutes until fragrant.
  3. Add in seasoned rice stir mix thoroughly. Add in hot water, to cover rice. Close the lid of the rice cooker.
  4. Turn on the rice cooker and wait for it to cook automatically.
  5. When cooking process finished, open the lid and stir the rice to loosen. Serve Turmeric nasi on a serving platter, with fried ikan bilis, deep fried peanuts, fried eggs, cucumber slices and McCormick sambal chilli.
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