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Recipe: Nasi Kuning - Indonesian Yellow Rice


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Serves 10 to 12

3 cups rice, rinsed
3 cups coconut milk
2 cups water
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh lemon grass
4 bay leaves
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon, ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
3 tablespoons butter

Place all ingredients, except butter, in a saucepan, then bring to boil. Simmer for 20 minutes over low heat or until all liquid has been absorbed, stirring a few times. Turn off heat and cover, then allow to stand for 20 minutes. Add butter and fluff, then place on a platter and serve hot.

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Published on 12/14/03

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Contributor: micheael [13] 10/13/08

3 of 4 people found this comment helpful.

nasi kuning is the best i love it

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Yummy & Easy!

Contributor: eliyaifrah [25] 7/22/07

3 of 3 people found this comment helpful.

I reduced the dosage to half of everythin cos my family's not tat big, but the turnout was wonderful! Fragrance of bay leaves, cinnamon n cloves are amazing! My side dishes were sambal prawns, chicken masala and curry brinjals with ladies fingers. End results = fantalicious!

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