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Festive Yellow Rice, 'Nasi Kuning'

Festive Yellow Rice, 'Nasi Kuning'

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An aromatic rice, Indonesian style.

We recommend serving this with kacang panjang kecap (long beans in sweet soy sauce).

Method for Festive Yellow Rice, 'Nasi Kuning'

If using fresh pandan leaves, tie each leaf in 3-4 knots and set aside. Remove and discard outer leaves of fresh lemongrass stalks, then bruise the lemongrass by whacking it hard with the back of a cleaver or the corner of a soup can. After the stalks are slightly shredded and flexible, tie each in a knot and set aside.

Rinse uncooked jasmine rice a few times, until the water is just slightly cloudy, then drain. Put turmeric and 1 1/2 cups water in a small bowl, stir to combine. Add turmeric water, pandan, lemongrass, coconut milk, kaffir lime leaves, and salt to taste to rice cooker. Stir well and cook. Transfer rice to a serving bowl, fluff it gently with a fork. Enjoy!

Festive yellow rice nasi kuning

Festive yellow rice nasi kuning

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  • Manu

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    These gocerry stores up here have never heard of lemon grass. I used down i Arizona, Calif. around there. so happy to hear some else knows about it!!!


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