Nasi Lemon dan Kismis (Lemon and Raisin Rice)

The Red Snapper Curry with Lemon & Raisin Rice

The Red Snapper Curry with Lemon & Raisin Rice

This recipe is a hand-me-down recipe. The rice is fragrant and there is a slight sweetness due to the raisins. Eaten with curry and some fresh greens it is refreshing.

Makes: 4 servings

Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 – 15 minutes


  • 2 cups of Basmati rice, washed and drained
  • 4 cups of water*

(*the proportion to cooking Basmati rice is 2 cups of water for 1 cup of Basmati rice). You can also see my previous post on cooking Basmati rice here.

  • 40 grams of butter
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons of garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon of ginger paste
  • 2 teaspoons of ground shallots
  • 1 leaf of daun pandan or pandanus screwpine leaf, washed and knotted
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 clove of star anise
  • 2 cardamoms
  • 1 cube of Knorr’s chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • Salt and Seasoning powder to taste

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