Nasi Kuning recipe

Rice colored with turmeric and shaping cone is commonplace at party in Bali and Java. The conical shape echoes that of the mythical mountain Meru of Hindu, while yellow is the color of royalty and one of the four sacred Hindu color. Even in Muslim countries of Java, the traditional festive dish remains popular and is accompanied by Sambal Trasi, Classic Grilled Chicken and egg sauce fragrant Lemongrass


2 (5 cm) of fresh turmeric, peeled and sliced ​​2 teaspoons ground turmeric or
¼ cup (60 ml) of water
1 ½ cups (300 g) of uncooked rice, washed and drained
1 ½ cups (375 grams), thin coconut milk
Chicken broth ½ cup (125 ml) and ¼ c. teaspoon chicken bouillon granules dissolved in ½ cup (125 ml) hot water
1 Salam, or pandanus leaves
1 stalk lemongrass, thick bottom third only, outer layers discarded, inner part bruised

1 (2 ½ cm) fresh galangal, peeled and sliced
1 teaspoon salt


Fresh slices of cucumber and tomato
Part of TRASI Sambal ((see our Pickles, sambals and sauces)
A game of chicken on the grill (see our poultry dishes)
Sambal goreng tempe 1 serving (see our vegetable dishes)
1 egg sauce fragrant Lemongrass party (see our egg dishes)
Emping (Melinjo wafers nuts)

Cooking Directions:

Prepare dishes according to the respective recipes

Grind turmeric and water up to the end of Malta. Strain through a sieve to extract all the juice. Discard the solids. If you use turmeric in March, powder dissolved in 2 tablespoons water

Combine rice, juice, turmeric, coconut milk, chicken broth, or salam pandanus leaf, lemongrass, galangal and salt in a saucepan and bring to high heat aboil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer, covered, until liquid is absorbed, 10 to 15 minutes, then reduce heat to low and cook for 5-10 minutes, until rice is dry and fluffy. Remove from heat and mix well. Otherwise, cook the rice and ingredients in the bowl of Arica.

Salam throw or pandanus leaves, lemongrass and galangal. Press the cooked rice and turmeric Acone the form, if desired. Serve the cooked rice with accessories on the side.