Nasi kuning

Nasi kuning
Nasi kuning 
Dietary
Vegetarian

This yellow rice is usually served with mutton curry. The recipe is adapted from Lee Chin Koon's book of nonya recipes, Mrs Lee's Cookbook.

Ingredients

4 tbsp of butter

2 minced garlic cloves

1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder

8 cloves

8 cardamom pods

a 2cm-long cinnamon stick

600g of washed and drained basmati rice

975ml of water

1 teaspoon of salt

a chicken or vegetable stock cube

shallots

raisins

almonds

Method

Heat 4 tbsp of butter gently in a frying pan.

Lightly fry 2 minced garlic cloves with a 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder for a minute. Add 8 cloves, 8 cardamom pods, a 2cm-long cinnamon stick and, finally, 600g of washed and drained basmati rice. Stir well.

Remove from the frypan and put in a pot with 975ml of water, 1 teaspoon of salt and a chicken stock cube. Bring to the boil, then turn down to a simmer until cooked.

Garnish with fried shallots, raisins and almonds.

 

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