Balinese Special Rice - Nasi Kuning Recipe

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I served this rice with Balinese Roast Pork, and I think the rice was as big of a hit as the roast! I adapted the recipe from the The Barbecue Bible by Steven of my favoirte cookbooks. I wasn't sure about a rice dish from a BBQ fanatic, but this is truly awesome! I substituted half brown rice for health, and you absolutely could not tell...the turmeric makes everything yellow anyway and it was plenty soft and fluffy.

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Servings: 6


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  1. Rinse rice with cold water to remove impurities.
  2. Put the water, chicken broth, coconut milk, lemongrass, galangal or ginger, turmeric, and salt in a large heavy pot or rice cooker. If rice cooker, add rice and cook. If pot, bring to boil,over high heat, add rice, return to boil, then reduce heat to low, cover, and cook about 15-18 minutes until rice is tender. Let stand, covered for about 5 minutes.
  3. Gently fluff the rice with a fork. Remove the lemongrass and galangal or ginger. They should have floated to the top. Then stir the rice to evenly distribute the flavors. Serve in a large serving bowl. If you like, form into the shape of a cone to emulate the traditional Balinese serving style!


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 244g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 405  
Calories from Fat 59 15%
Total Fat 7.05g 9%
Saturated Fat 5.65g 23%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1192mg 50%
Potassium 231mg 7%
Total Carbs 75.83g 20%
Dietary Fiber 1.3g 4%
Sugars 0.22g 0%
Protein 8.41g 13%
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  • Nancy Miyasaki
    This is a fantastic rice recipe with a south east asian flair. It is great with the Balinese pork, but would be good with any south asian flavored dish.
    I've cooked/tasted this recipe!

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