Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Nasi Kunyit 黃薑飯 Steamed Glutinous Rice With Turmeric And Coconut Milk - "Malaysian Monday 71"


I was about to write a rain cheque for this week's MM post but that was before I saw the delicious nasi lemak kuning (yellow coconut rice) at my favourite Makcik Manggis' blog Jom Masak ...Jom Makan-Makan. The fragrant coconut rice beautifully coloured with turmeric reminded me of something I cooked when my dear firend A came over for dinner one night.

Nasi kunyit (or turmeric rice in Malay) is a significant dish for the Peranakan/Nyonyasgiven out as  gift together with the likes of red eggs and ang ku kueh (red rice cakes with sweet filling in the shape of tortoise) to friends and relatives when a baby turn's one month's old. 

Traditionally served with chicken curry and that was exactly what I did when A came over to keep me company when the other tummy was away.

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serves 4 as a one dish meal
you'll need;
600 g of glutinous rice
2 tbs of turmeric powder
2 cups of water
2 pieces of asam keping (tamarind peel)* or a juice from half a lime
400 ml of coconut milk
pinch of salt
2 pandan leaves, knotted
Malaysian chicken curry to serve
cucumber and onion pickle to serve



Place washed glutinous rice in a large bowl and add in the water, turmeric powder, asam keping and water, stir well and leave it to soak overnight. Drain the rice well and discharge the asam keping and set aside the next day.



Place the soaked rice in a shallow bowl or a lined steamer, pour in half of coconut milk and a pinch of salt and mix well, place the knotted pandan leaves into the bowl, cover and steam over medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes.



Mix in the rest of the coconut cream and mix well, cover and steam for a further 10 minutes.



Serve the fragrant turmeric rice with chicken curry. I decided to have some cucumber and onion pickles on the side to cut down the richness of the dish.



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18 comments:

  1. I wanted to make this for long long time and have been procrastinating. I should do it soon. What I see here makes me hungry!

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  2. Your nasi kunyit looks so delicious, especially with the thick curry chicken....

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  3. This looks so simple and beautiful! I really wish I could come over and try many of your dishes, that way I would know what they're supposed to taste like before I try to make them. :)

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  4. Beautiful photographs - I try to cook with turmeric as often as I can , its so good for you - this looks delicious!

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  5. Harriet From CarltonFebruary 8, 2012 at 3:09 PM

    That is a beautiful dish, love the brilliantly coloured rice!

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  6. That looks so festive and inviting. The colour of the turmeric is truly stunning!

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  7. Love some for dinner tonight but this is more of a weekend dish for me lol

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    TURMERIC
    Botanical names: Curcuma longa
    Family name: Zingiberaceae

    Turmeric “the golden spice of life” is one of most essential spice used as an important ingredient in culinary all over the world. Turmeric, basically a tropical plant of ginger family is the rhizome or underground stem, with a rough, segmented skin. A yellow spice with a warm and mellow flavor, it is mildly aromatic and has scents of orange or ginger.


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  9. eh eh..macamana makcik terlepas pandang pulut kuning ni?sedapnya bila makan dgn kari ayam yum yum...

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  12. SA Rawther Spices is the largest processor and exporter of black

    pepper and dry ginger in India, apart from having a good track record in

    the international trade of coffee, turmeric, cloves, chillies, nutmeg and

    other products.

    TURMERIC
    Botanical names: Curcuma longa
    Family name: Zingiberaceae

    Turmeric “the golden spice of life” is one of most essential spice used as

    an important ingredient in culinary all over the world. Turmeric, basically

    a tropical plant of ginger family is the rhizome or underground stem, with

    a rough, segmented skin. A yellow spice with a warm and mellow flavor,

    it is mildly aromatic and has scents of orange or ginger.
    FOR MORE DETAILS VISIT : http://rawther.co.in/

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  13. SA Rawther Spices is the largest processor and exporter of black pepper and dry ginger in India, apart from having a good track record in the international trade of coffee, turmeric, cloves, chillies, nutmeg and other products.

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  14. SA Rawther Spices is the largest processor and exporter of black pepper and dry ginger in India, apart from having a good track record in the international trade of coffee, turmeric, cloves, chillies, nutmeg and other products.

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  16. Great post . Thanks so much for posting. Best Regards!

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  17. SA Rawther Spices is the largest processor and exporter of black pepper and dry ginger in India, apart from having a good track record in the international trade of coffee, turmeric, cloves, chillies, nutmeg and other products.

    DRY GINGER EXPORTER
    RED CHILLY EXPORTER
    BLACK PEPPER EXPORTER
    COFFEE SEEDS EXPORTER
    TURMERIC EXPORTER

    FOR MORE DETAILS VISIT : http://www.rawther.co.in/

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