Nasi kuning instan (Instant yellow rice)

    25 mins

    Yellow rice is a staple at Indonesian celebrations and my mum makes it for birthdays, anniversaries, even Christmas! I use the rice cooker and turmeric powder for quick and painless cooking.


    Central Region, Singapore
    3 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 2 1/2 teaspoons turmeric powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • Water
    • 400ml (1 2/3 cups) coconut milk
    • 4 kaffir lime leaves, crumpled
    • 1 plump stalk lemongrass, bruised and tied into a knot
    • 1 daun salam (Indian bay leaf)
    • 3 cups rice, washed
    • Garnish
    • Egg omelette, cut into ribbons
    • 1 small cucumber, peeled and cut into circles
    • Fried shallots

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Dissolve the turmeric and salt in 125ml (1/2 cup) warm water and add to the coconut milk.
    2. In the rice cooker pot, combine the turmeric-coconut milk mixture and the remaining ingredients. Add enough water to reach the 3-cup line in the pot. Stir to mix.
    3. Turn the rice cooker on and let it cook.
    4. When the rice is done, remove the lemongrass and leaves and discard. Scoop onto a serving plate and garnish with omelette ribbons, cucumber slices, and shallots.

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