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Colour your Rice Beautiful with this Nasi Lemak Recipe

Updated: Jun 21, 2023

Impress your guests this Christmas with Pandan or Blue Butterfly Rice

Do you know that coconut has heaps of benefits? That is why My Blue Tea has brought in a whole new range of Coconut based products in our Spice Pantry.

So let's try these coconut rice (nasi lemak) recipes and make others go blue and green with envy. The recipe is for the basic nasi lemak with an option to do a blue marble rice effect.

What is Nasi Lemak?

Nasi lemak is a Malay rice dish that consists of fragrant rice cooked in coconut milk and Pandan leaves. (Yes, you cannot miss out those Pandan leaves as they smell heavenly) It is considered an essential dish for a typical Malay-style breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Nasi Lemak is the national dish of Malaysia. It is also the native dish of neighbouring countries where there are significant Malay population like Singapore, Brunei, and Southern Thailand.

Nasi Lemak can be found in several parts of Sumatra, Indonesia, especially the Malay regions of Riau, Riau Islands and Medan. The same dish can also be found in the Bangsamoro region of Mindanao, prepared by Filipino Moros, as well as Australia's external territories of Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

Pandan / Butterfly Blue Pea Coconut Fragrant Rice Recipe

(Nasi Lemak Recipe)

Servings: ±5pax Total cooked rice: 720g/150g (serving)


* ½ to 1 tspn Pandan Powder * 460ml Water * 300g Rice (Wash and set aside)

* 20ml Cooking oil

* 1 stalk lemongrass (optional)

* 2-3 slices of ginger (optional)


For fragrant coconut white rice (nasi lemak)

1. Add Nasi Lemak Premix into water and mix well.

2. Add the dissolved Nasi Lemak mixture, rice and cooking oil, lemongrass, ginger and Pandan Powder into the rice cooker and stir well.

3. Set rice cooker to cook. When rice is cooked, allow it to rest for 15 minutes before opening the cover.

4. Stir rice well. Ready to serve.

Option: For a Marble Blue Rice Effect

5. Add in ½ tspn Butterfly Pea Powder when rice is almost cooked to half of the rice in the rice cooker and mix well. And let the rice cook through.

If you wish to purchase just the Nasi Lemak Premix, we have it as well.

What goes with Nasti Lemak?

Make some great rendang, curries, satays to go with your nasi lemak.

My Blue Tea Spice Pantry

Check out these products (and our spice bundles) and cook delicious dishes to go with your Nasi Lemak. The new spice range from My Blue Tea are so easy to use and they are all made from natural ingredients.

No MSG. No preservatives. No artificial colouring.

And we can't wait for this new product - Sambal Tumis (Sambal sauce powder with dried anchovies or any meat/seafood of your choice or Tofu). Product will be added on our Spice Pantry this Mid November 2021


For extra punchy flavours to your basic Nasi Lemak, combine ginger, lemongrass and Pandan

** Add Torch Ginger & Kaffir Lime Leaf Powder for extra flavour to your Rendang.

** Add Pandan Powder to the Meat Based Curry for a beautiful Pandan Curry


** If you like it spicy, add Native Bird's Eye Chilli to the Satay Marinade, Curry even Rendang.

** Add some Dayak Ginger Crisps into your Nasi Lemak peanuts + anchovies mix for extra Oomph!

All the condiments and spice you need to spice up a Nasi Lemak dish. So Yummy!

It's Christmas soon!

It's going to be a GREEN Pandanlicious Christmas this year! 
Includes FREE shipping within Australia or $10 flat rate for international shipping (only for this Holiday season)
Add some festive colour and cheer for yourself and/or your loved ones with this special Christmas bundle which includes: 

  • 250 grams Pandan Powder

  • 200 grams Pandan Liquid extract

  • Nasi Lemak Premix (Fragrant Coconut Rice)35 grams x 1

  • Coconut Powder x 35 grams x 1

  • Meat Curry Base Powder x 50 grams x 1

  • Royal Blue Tea - Sampler

  • Christmas card + lollies + trimmings

Talk to us if you wish to swap Christmas trimmings for an extra Nasi Lemak Premix or a Blue Tea Sampler pack (i.e. if you are buying this for yourselves).

For Pandan Beginners

Try the Adventures of Peter Pan-dan

- if you're a beginner and discovering the world of Pandan - new recipes will be published.

250 grams of pure Pandan Powder at $75.00 includes postage and with a Blue Tea 4-cup sampler pack.


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