Nasi Kuning

Yellow Rice


Yellow, one of the four sacred colours,
makes this festive rice dish strikingly different
from the normal everyday steamed rice.

The rice is cooked in lightly seasoned coconut milk
and chicken stock for extra flavour,
while the touch of oil in the coconut milk
gives it a glistening appearance
and keeps each grain separate.

  1 1/2 cups long-grain rice, washed and drained
2 1/2 cups coconut milk
3/4 cup chicken stock
1 salamleaf
1 pandanleaf
1 stalk lemon grass, bruised
2 tablespoon turmeric water
2 cm (3/4 in) laos, cut in 4 lengthwise slices
1 tablespoon salt

Combine all ingredients in a rice cooker or heavy stock pot and simmer, covered, until done.

Helpful hint:
If you are not using a rice cooker, cook the rice over high heat until the liquid comes to the boil, then lower heat and cook gently so that the coconut milk does not catch and burn on the bottom of the pot. Remove the lemon grass and laos before serving.

Selamat makan!

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