The ultimate guide on how to make your own Lemang this Hari Raya

It’s that time of year again: the smell of Lemang permeates the air, and everyone is getting ready to celebrate Raya. But what is Lemang, exactly? And how can you make one this year?

Lemang is a type of glutinous rice cake which is popular in Malaysia and Indonesia. It’s made by cooking sticky rice with coconut milk and sugar, then wrapping it in banana leaves. Lemang is often eaten during special occasions such as Hari Raya Aidilfitri or Hari Raya Aidiladha

This year, why not try making your own Lemang at home? It’s not as hard as you might think – all you need is some sticky rice, coconut milk, sugar, and banana leaves. Follow these simple tutorials on how to make one only in Neotizen News!

Cook the sticky rice in a pot of water.

First, start by cooking the sticky rice in a pot of water. Be sure to stir it occasionally so that it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pot. Once the rice is cooked through, drain any excess water and set it aside.

Add the coconut milk and sugar and mix well.

One popular variation is adding coconut milk and sugar to the mix. This combination gives the Lemang a richer flavor and a slightly sweeter taste. Be sure to mix well so that all of the rice is coated with coconut milk and sugar.

Spooning the mixture into a banana leaf

Traditionally, Lemang is made by spooning the mixture into a banana leaf and then folding the leaf over to create a parcel. This helps to keep the rice moist and gives it a slightly sweet flavor.

Repeat until all the mixture is used up, then place the parcels on a steaming rack and steam for 15-20 minutes.

So in conclusion, making Lemang is not difficult, but it does require some time and effort. The best way to enjoy Lemang is with the Rendang which can be made using either beef or chicken and takes around an hour to cook. Once both dishes are ready, they can be served together with some Kopi O’ or Teh Tarik.

Enjoy your well deserved cuisine. Lemang can also be enjoyed along side Ketupat, and Kuah Kacang.

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Did you know, Lemang used to be considered as Fast Food for Ancient Malays?

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