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Compressed Rice for Chicken Satay

Nasi Impit

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Accompaniment for Satay, 'nasi Impit' goes deliciously well with peanut sauce. Can be eaten with curries or rendang too.

Compressed rice aka "nasi impit" is one of the accompaniments of the world-renowned 'satay' or grilled skewered meat. It tastes best when dipped with peanut sauce. The texture of the compressed rice is firm but not hard. Normally, compressed rice is kept in the refrigerator for a few hours as it is best served chilled and a definite delight when eaten together with warm peanut sauce. Another fantastic combination of hot and cold flavours. Besides that, compressed rice can also be served in a bowl of broth in a dish called 'soto ayam'. However, if you are a lover of spicy food, have compressed rice with rendang or chicken curry instead. You can't go wrong!

  Gepresster Reis für Satay-Hähnchen ist auch auf deutsch verfügbar.


  • 1 cups rice
  • 1 pandan leaves
  • salt
  • 2 cups water

Steps to Prepare

  1. Wash rice thoroughly.
  2. Cook rice with water at highest heat. Bring to boil and reduce heat to the lowest and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Using a fork or a potato masher, mash the rice until grains of rice are no longer obvious. Then add a knotted pandan leaf for fragrance.
  4. Fluff rice and allow rice to cook for another 10 minutes. If rice is still uncooked, add some water and mix well. Allow it to cook for another 5 to 10 minutes.
  5. Once rice is cooked, cover the pot and remove from stove.
  6. Shape rice into a rectangle using cling wrap.
  7. Serve cold (keep in refrigerator) or warm.

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