Nasi Kunyit

Ingredients

400 grams glutinous rice
3 pieces dried tamarind skin (asam gelugor)
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 salt
500 milileters Coconut Water
1/2 teaspoon white peppercorns
2 pandan leaves, knotted
100 milileters thick coconut milk
salt to taste

Preparation

1
Wash and soak rice in water (just enough to cover the rice) mixed with turmeric powder and salt for 4 to 5 hours.
2
Drain well then soak the rice in coconut water for another 1 to 2 hours. This gives the glutinous rice a more subtle taste.
3
Drain well the soaked rice then place in a steamer with peppercorns and pandan leaves and steam for 15 minutes.
4
Remove the steamer and add 1/3 of the thick coconut milk to the rice. Mix well then steam for 15 minutes. Fluff up the rice then add another 1/3 of thick coconut milk; steam for 15 minutes again. Remove from heat and fluff up rice.
5
Add salt to the last 1/3 portion of the coconut milk. Stir well to mix then add to the rice. Steam for 5 minutes then remove rice from steamer and set aside to cool before serving.

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About

This glutinous yellow rice is usually served at Malaysian festive occasions such as weddings, the Muslim festival EID and other important ceremonies. Serve with curry dishes, korma or rendang.

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20.0 servings

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009 - 11:13pm

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