Nasi Lemak with Beef Rendang

This Nasi Lemak is the perfect lunch to start the week — fragrant coconut rice, spicy sambal, and rich Beef Rendang! Yum!

Nasi Lemak with Beef Rendang

Work, errands, and bonding time with relatives had the whole family tired over the weekend. It’s a good thing that today, Monday, is a holiday and we were able to sleep in. I normally wake up at 4am, the rest of the crew at 5:30am and 6am. And I am a light sleeper.

Last night, I slept through my alarm (whaaattt??!!). Then I decided I had too much sleep and finally got up at 6:30am (which is kinda late for me)… the rest of the crew.. well, they slept until 7:30am. We were not ourselves until about 10am when I thought we needed something really good for lunch. I had been craving for a good Nasi Lemak for a good two months now. Good thing my pantry is always ready for moments like this. There’s a box of Prima Taste Beef Rendang Kit and Sambal Belachan Paste in my cupboard and I thought I could make an easy peasy Nasi Lemak for the crew today.

Nasi Lemak with Beef Rendang

A quick trip to the market and I got my family something new to love! Ykaie loves meals like this because it has a lot of ingredients and it’s plated both for presentation and serving purposes. She loves plating and preparing her own meals which in this case doesn’t have Sambal and fried dried anchovies. She also plated her Lola Lucy’s and Lolo Sony’s lunch when they came a bit later.

Nasi Lemak with Beef Rendang

Nasi Lemak with Beef Rendang

Nasi Lemak is a popular Malaysian dish which is usually served with fried chicken. I gave mine a little twist by serving it with my favorite Beef Rendang. Yummiest lunch! EVER. Heavy lunch too. Me thinks I should make something lighter tomorrow…

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Nasi Lemak with Beef Rendang

  • Author: Peachy Adarne



Beef Rendang

  • You may use the recipe here and make it from scratch
  • OR
  • 800g sirloin cut into cubes
  • 1 box Prima Taste Beef Rendang Kit

Coconut Milk Rice

  • 3 cups of rice
  • 2pcs pandan leaves
  • salt to taste
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1 cup water
  • OR
  • 3 cups of rice
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 pack of McCormick Nasi Lemak Mix


  • 1tbsp canola oil
  • 1 large white onion, chopped
  • 1 pack Prima taste Sambal Belachan Paste
  • 3 tbsp water

Other Ingredients:

  • 5 eggs, hardboiled
  • 1 small cucumber, sliced
  • 1 cup fried dried anchovies
  • 1 cup roasted peanuts
  • banana leaves


  1. Cook The Beef Rendang: Make it from scratch and follow the recipe here or use 800g of beef and 1 pack of Prima Taste Beef Rendang Kit. You will need a lot of simmering to soften the beef so make sure you make this ahead of time.
  2. Cook The Nasi Lemak: Clean the rice by washing. Combine all the ingredients in your rice cooker and turn it on.
  3. Cook the Sambal: Heat oil in skillet. Sauté onions until translucent and add the Sambal Belachan Paste. Pour in water and bring to a boil. Turn Off heat and transfer to a bowl.
  4. Assemble the Nasi Lemak: Put banana leaves onto your plate. Scoop Coconut Rice in the midddle and top with Sambal. Surround it with the other ingredients such as the hardboiled egg cut in half, fried dried anchovies, sliced cucumber, roasted peanuts, and of course, the Beef Rendang.

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22 Responses

  1. Nasi Lemak!! My favourite dish ever!
    Hey, Peachy! It’s has been a long time since I dropped by.. hope you are well… 🙂 I am hoping to drop by a bit more…

  2. Each time I visit your page, you always makes me hungry! Nasi Lemak is also becoming my favorite as it is quite similar to Filipino foods.

    1. Wow..Sarap naman nito mommy..sana makahanap ako ng rendang mix to try this too

  3. Yes, Beef Rendang is a common dish in Malaysia. I always order this meal during our trip in KL and Kota Kinabalu but I haven’t tried cooking it.

  4. Yes, Beef Rendang is a common dish in Malaysia. I always order this meal during our trip in KL and Kota Kinabalu but I haven’t tried cooking it. 🙂

  5. I haven’t eaten nasi lemak andbeff rendang, but looking at the recipe it seems tasty.
    I so love your plating! Anyone serve those would instantly get hungry rom the looks of it.

  6. Wow! Finally a recipe for Nasi Lemak. The first time I tried this was on board an Air Asia plane. I definitely loved it. Ma-try nga na ako yung gagawa 🙂

  7. I super love Beef Rendang! Thank you for sharing your recipe! and your photo is so enticing that it made me drool and made me want to eat! Gaaahh! I don’t know where to find beef rendang here! 😀 😀

  8. Alam mo, Ayokong nagpupunta here sa blog mo, especially in this hour. Nagugutom ako!
    Anyway, I’ll try this recipe pag tayo na kitchen ko hehe 🙂

  9. I’m a huge fan of beef with coconut milk. I usually cook beef adobo sa gata, I think it is the simpler version of Beef Rendang.

  10. Amazing plating skills your little girl has there! 🙂

    You come up with the best recipes ever! Hope we can try this one soon! Looks oh so delish!

  11. Nesi Lemak, bago po to sa pandinig ko po. Pag ipunan ko po yan. Magluto din po ako ng ganyan.

  12. Fave ko beef .lalo ying masauce o maanghang Pag ganito luto naku sarap ssd na agad hehe

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I'm a foodie mommy living in the Philippines. I'm a mom to two daughters named PURPLE SKYE and PERIWINKLE MOONE and wife to a loving husband I fondly call peanutbutter♥. I am a foodie by heart, a coffee lover and a froyo and yogurt junkie. Learn more →






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