2 Ways : Eat Smarter & Healthier "Nasi Lemak" (Flourless, Gluten-Free, Saturated Fat-Free, Low Calorie)

Like many Malaysians, Nasi Lemak is some of our favourite local breakfast, but due to its high caloric and high saturated fat content, it would be wise not only enjoy them very occasionally.

Here's why and just a very analytical look at it- a plate of nasi lemak with coconut rise, sambal, fried peanuts, with some chicken, meat of fish typically contains between over 800-1000 calories (roughly equivalent to eating 4 fast food hamburgers), which means you may already have eaten more than 1/2 half the daily calories needed just for breakfast. Here's a rough breakdown :-

  • Nasi lemak (rice cooked with coconut milk) : 300 kcal/100g (major contribution of the calories and saturated fat)
  • Fried peanuts : 50 kcal
  • Sambal : 70-140 kcal depending on oil used (poor quality oil will oxidise and produce toxic compounds like peroxides that causes health problems in the long run).

So, armed with this information in hand, we want to come up with healthier options so you can enjoy this local dish more regularly and more creatively.

Here's 2 smarter recipes you can try out where we help you replace the biggest chunk of calories and unhealthy saturated fats of coconut rice with our flourless, gluten-free and real whole foods pancake mix.

Recipe 1 : "Nasi Lemak" Flourless Gluten-Free Pancakes

 

Recipe makes 1

What you will need :-

Simple steps :-

1. Add water to pancake mix. Mix well until you get a thin creamy batter (tip : add more water gradually if needed as batter thickens quickly due to oats).

2. Pour batter on heated oiled (or buttered) pan*

3. Once you can lift the pancake, flip and heat the other side for another 1-2 minutes / until golden brown

4. Top with peanut butter, sambal, egg and/or cucumber to enjoy

 

Recipe 2 : "Nasi Lemak" Flourless Gluten-Free Crepe / Wrap

Recipe makes 1 

What you will need :-

Simple steps :-

1. Add water to pancake mix. Mix well until you get a think creamy batter (tip : add more water gradually if needed as batter thickens quickly due to oats)

2. Pour batter on heated oiled / buttered pan (tip : to get a round shape, pour from the middle and use back of spoon to spread thinly and evenly)

3. Once you can lift the pancake, flip and heat the other side for another 1-2 minutes (until golden brown)

4. Apply peanut butter, sambal, egg and/or cucumber, roll up the crepe and enjoy!

 

Smart tips :-

- Good to re-heat to enjoy again tomorrow - simple store the ready-made pancake in the sealed zip bag or container (ensure container clean and dry) and store in the refrigerator

- If you like your pancake or crepe extra crispy, after lifted from the pan, toast in oven for another 10-15minutes at 180'C

 

Nutritional tips :-

*When select peanut butter, alway choose all-natural ingredients with no-added sugar or no-additives/no-food enhancer/no-artificial flavouring. 

 

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Watch how to make our flourless pancake mix (tip : replace milk with water for alternative option) :-

 

 


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