Nasi = Rice
Kuning = Yellow
This is one of my birthday food I made for my self. It is a tradition in Indonesia if we have something good to celebrate of, we usually make nasi kuning. But you can also find this nasi kuning everywhere in the morning for breakfast ;)
Actually nothing fancy here, just normal side dishes. But you have to have at least 3 different side dishes to make it look nice and taste better. I’ve posted some of the side dishes here too before.
In this version (I usually make different side dishes everytime I make nasi kuning, depending on the mood and the fridge :D). Here I have: simple fried noodle, spicy tempe, chicken livers and eggs curry, crackers and of course the yellow rice. Sometime I also add serundeng (spiced toasted coconut) as the side dish but this was last minute celebration, didn’t have coconut in stock.
Now the most important part. Cooking the rice. I’m not sure if I should post on the ingredients and how to cook rice here because I know lots of you are a good cook and probably already know how to cook rice. But if you want the recipe, I can update it later :)
To make yellow rice, just replace the water with coconut milk and add 1 stick of lemon grass, 2 salam leaves (can skip this if you don’t have one), 1 pandan leaf (can also skip this if you want), about 1 tsp ground turmeric for 3 cups raw rice and salt. Then cook it as normal.
Spicy Tempe (My way)
- 1 block of tempe (400g)
- 2 red chillies
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 banana shallot or 1/2 red onion
- 1/4 tsp turmeric paste
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- salt & pepper
- Slice tempe into thick julienne and deep fried until nice, brown and almost dry.
- Put chillies, onion, garlic, turmeric paste and brown sugar in a small food processor and blitz until smooth.
- Heat 1 tbsp oil in a hot pan, saute the paste until fragrance.
- Add in the fried tempe, mix well. Turn off the heat. Serve.