Penang Rice Salad

45 mins (prep 45)
16 ingredients
makes 4 snack or side-dish servings
Nasi Kerabu Make sure to buy the larger dried shrimp and select those that are bright pink or pink-orange (they brown and harden with age). Lesser grades of dried shrimp tend to be unpleasantly pungent. It's also important to use a fine-quality rice — what you can buy at most supermarkets will yield mediocre results.

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  • 1 3/4 cups jasmine rice* (11 3/4 oz)
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/3 cup packaged unsweetened dried coconut
  • 1/4 cup fine-quality dried shrimp** (1 oz)
  • 1 large fresh lemongrass stalk, 1 or 2 outer leaves discarded and root end trimmed
  • 3 (2 1/2-inch-long) fresh or thawed frozen kaffir lime leaves
  • 1 (1/2-inch) piece peeled fresh or thawed frozen turmeric** (optional), finely grated
  • 1 large shallot, halved lengthwise and very thinly sliced crosswise (3/4 cup)
  • 5 tablespoons very thinly sliced fresh vietnamese basil or fresh cilantro (from 1 bunch)
  • 3 tablespoons very thinly sliced fresh mint
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • special equipment: an electric coffee/spice grinder


Serving Size (275.13 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 300.3 Calories from Fat 5.58
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.62g 3.79%
Saturated Fat 0.17g 3.34%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 159.82mg 26.64%
Total Carbohydrate 65.64g 87.52%
Dietary Fiber 1.81 g 28.9%
Sugars 0.1 g %
Protein 6.14g 49.09%
Vitamin A 449.69IU% Vitamin C 1.48mg%
Calcium 50.15mg% Iron 4.81mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
unsweetened dried coconut, dried shrimp, lemongrass stalk, fresh, large shallot, fresh, or, fresh cilantro, fresh lime juice, freshly ground white pepper, grinder, an, special equipment


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