Typically served as special dish during traditional celebration, Nasi Kuning or Turmeric Rice is an original delicacy from Indonesia. It appears in a vibrant yellow color with rich taste and an array of tempting side dishes. You can find Nasi Kuning is usually stuffed into a cone-shaped mould, which called tumpeng, to mark a certain milestone such as wedding, birthday, and inaugurations.
Learn how to make your own Nasi Kuning by following the recipe below:
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 25 mins
- Total time: 35 mins
- 2 cups long grain white rice
- cup water
- 100 ml coconut milk
- 2 tablespoon turmeric powder
- 3 fresh screwpine (pandan) leave, knotted together
- 2 bay leaves
- 2 kaffir lime leaves, torn
- 1 lemongrass, bruised and chopped
- Salt for seasoning
Side dishes (get everything ready to serve)
- Potato fritters
- Javanese fried chicken
- Thin rolled omelette
- Sliced tomato
- Fried shallots
- Sliced cucumber
- Put all the ingredients into the rice cooked, mix well.
- Once the cooker turns into “warm” mode (indicating that the rice is ready), open the lid. Remove the lemongrass, bay leaf, and kaffir lime leaves.
- Close the lid again and let sit for 10 minutes for it to be fully cooked.
- Scoop the rice on the plate. Tip: Use a semi-circle mold for a pretty appearance.
- Surrounding the rice, arrange all the side dishes and sprinkle with fried shallots.
- 1 cups (US) = 236.5 gram.
- If you want to have a more vibrant yellow color, use a real turmeric and grind it instead of using instant powder.
- You can cook it on a stove, but add another ½ cup of water when doing so.
- You can also cook it in an instant pot with the same exact method.