Monday, July 11, 2011

Nasi Dagang (Trading Rice)

I love rice and I love anything made with it. I'm also a big fan of flavoured rice like nasi ulam, nasi kerabu and nasi dagang. Of course nasi goreng/fried rice (kampung fried rice, belacan fried rice and Chinese fried rice) is also included. As for the flavoured varieties, I've not made before. But sure there's always a start and the start was this dish, my version of nasi dagang - rice cooked with coconut and turmeric, tossed with flaked fried fish and kacang panjang/long beans, lemongrass/serai, ginger torch bud/bunga kantan and limau purut/lime leaves.

For The Rice:
1 1/2 cups white rice - wash and drain off excess water
1 1/2 cups thick coconut milk 
1 1/2 cups 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 till 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! :)


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