Aromatic Turmeric Rice, Flavorful Dish in Less than 30 Mniutes!

Sunday, 22 March 2020 | 13:48 WIB
  • Learn to make aromatic and flavorful Betawinese Nasi Kuning (turmeric rice) at home with this step-by-step recipe.

    In the mood for a comfort food? Nasi Kuning (turmeric rice) won't go wrong
    In the mood for a comfort food? Nasi Kuning (turmeric rice) won't go wrong - Besides giving the yellow color to the rice, turmeric also exudes aromatic fragrant to this dish. Name after its main ingredient, turmeric rice is appropriately a celebratory food.

    Betawinese makes turmeric rice when there's occasion worth celebrating in their family, like akikahan (Islamic's baby shower), new-born baby celebration, or even birthday party. 

    But no one can stop you when you're craving this flavorful dish when there are nothing to celebrate. To avoid hustle and fuss, follow the recipe below for no-fail and easy recipe of turmeric rice!

    Tips: this food is best to supplement savory side dishes like fried chicken or omelet

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Yields: 3 servings


    600 gram steamed rice

    1 bundle (75 grams) of spinasch, boiled 

    150 grams shrimps, peeled

    1 teaspooon salt

    1/2 teaspoon white pepper

    2 tablespoons cooking oil

    Paste Ingredients:

    2 centimeters piece of turmeric, roasted

    5 shalllots

    1 clove garlic

    3 centimeters piece of galangal

    Grind paste ingredients altogether until soft using mortar and pestle.

    Cooking Steps

    1. Heat oil over a medium-fire pan. Add paste and stir until fragrant. Set aside

    2. Add shrimp into the pan. Fry until brown. 

    3. Add rice. Then add sauteed paste ffrom step 1. Stir until well-combined. 

    4. Add spinach, salt, and white pepper. Stir until absorbed. 

    Sajian Sedap
    Sera B
    David Togatorop


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