Nasi Kuning (Yellow Rice)



Rice is main dish for asian. Indonesian ate rice everyday. For some people if they are not eating rice for the day it feels like they hadn’t eat. Yellow rice is alternative for you if you get bored eating plain steam rice. There are lots of variation of rice meal for example coconut milk rice, biryani and risotto.

Nowadays, not only Asian eat rice, most people in the world start to enjoy rice as a part of their meals. It’s no wonder because rice is delicately tantalizing and satisfying. For people with diabetes they can choose rice with low GI.

Nasi kuning (yellow rice) is an Indonesian rice dish made with coconut milk. The rice gets its yellow color from the turmeric. Popularly served during celebration or special events, such as Birthday, farewell or house warming. Nasi kuning is a symbolic dish since the yellow color of the rice resembles gold, symbolizing wealth and good fortune.


Nasi Kuning (Yellow Rice)

Ingredients :

  • 1 kg Rice
  • 1 tbs Turmeric powder
  • 600 ml coconut milk + 400 water
  • 2 lemongrass
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1 pandan leaf
  • 1 tsp salt


Methods :

  1. Put all ingredients in rice cooker.
  2. Mixed well, then cook (press the switch to turn it on).
  3. The switch will click, like a toaster when the rice is done. But you need to check whether is cook completely or not because sometime when you cook in big portion it will not cook completely. If it not cook well then after the switch move to warm, cook rice in the steamer to make sure it cook completely and usually by cooking in a steamer the texture would be better than if just cook it using rice cooker.
  4. Ready to serve.