Monday, July 11, 2011

Nasi Dagang (Trading Rice)

Rice drives me crazily with love. I love rice to its core and I also love my other half-half to his core though his driving me up the wall is a different story all together. Then again, for the sake of love, I think crawling up the wall makes us more resilient.  You become stronger and bolder in love, both for the love of rice and for the love of your marriage. Alright, enough of Indian crab story, time for the recipe now. Nasi Dagang's roots are definitely planted in Kelantan and Terengganu where I am yet to step foot. But I have tasted Nasi Dagang many a times because it has crawled to other states of Malaysia. So, I made my version of Nasi Dagang after pinching some ideas from recipes that popped up from the net. There's various versions to this rice dish (Minced Lamb Potato Fried Rice, Tomato Rice & Ghee Rice). Its all depends on which you prefer. Each of the recipe I read must be hailed,  I as usual, made my version. Rice cooked with coconut milk and turmeric, tossed with fried flaked salmon and raw kacang panjang/long beans, lemongrass/serai, ginger torch bud/bunga kantan, shallots and limau purut/kaffir lime leaves.

For The Rice:
1 1/2 cups white rice - wash and drain off excess water
1 1/2 cups thick coconut milk 
2 cups of water
1/2 tbsp turmeric/kunyit powder

For the fish
200g (one piece) salmon
Salt for taste

Others ingredients
1/2 ginger bud/bunga kantan
1/2 inch ginger
5 shallots
1 serai/lemon grass
5 long beans/kacang panjang
4 limau purut/kaffir lime leaves
** thinly slice/shred these ingredients.
2 calamansi lime - extract juice
Salt to taste

Add all ingredients for rice into the rice cooker, give a good stir and cook.
Once cooked, fluff up and let it cool down a bit.
Fry fish for a crispy outer coating and tender texture inside.
Remove, cool down and flake it.
Into a big bowl, toss rice with fried fish and the rest of the ingredients. .
Optional: serve with a dollop of sambal belacan.
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  1. Nasi Dagang is a must when i go back to hometown Kuantan.

  2. I am intrigued by all the things in this recipe that I'm unfamiliar with.

  3. i love nasi dageh and craves for it when travelling east coast

  4. That looks amazing! I'd have to leave the salmon out du to allergies - but YUM!

  5. Thanks everyone for the lovely comments, appreciate it very much.

  6. i wish i can find nasi dagang in london!!

  7. I thought it was daging, I was looking for the beef in the recipe :)
    Then I checked again, it was dagang, never tried those yet.

  8. Yummy this looks delicious! :)

  9. Love it and with Salmon my favorite fish delicious recipe.


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