Nasi KuningPosted to Main Course , Rice
Excuses, excuses, excuses...I admit that I've been abandoning this blog for a while...thanks to all of you who keep checking in and sending messages =) I am still cooking, trying new recipes, taking lots of pictures and do blog walking... =)
Anyway, after searching for a new home, moving out and moving in, renovating and decorating, and going back to Indonesia for "mini vacation"...we have finally settled-in in our new home (which I LOVE btw....it's only 10 minutes away from work and a walking distance to an asian grocery store... =P )
So we invited our friends for "mangan2" (to eat together). I cooked nasi tumpeng lengkap (yellow rice shaped like a cone in a bed of banana leaves), which is a traditional food served to celebrate special occasion. I also made mie goreng (stir fry egg noodle), ayam & empal menado (fried chicken and fried meat), perkedel (potatoes cake), telur dadar (shredded omelette), sambel goreng tahu (stir fry tofu) and sambel terasi (shrimp paste chilli paste). Abon (shredded fried meat), dendeng (coriander beef jerky), timun (cucumber), krupuk udang & belinjo (shrimp crackers and padi oats crackers) are also served.
Nasi tumpeng and its side dishes symbolize good meanings in Javanese culture; Java is one of the many islands in Indonesia, where my husband and I come from.
Nasi Kuning - Yellow Fragrant Rice
-Beras - Rice
-Ketan - Sweet Rice
-Santan - Coconut milk
-Sereh - Lemongrass
-Jahe - Ginger
-Laos - Galangal
-Jeruk Purut - Kaffir Lime Leaves
-Daun Salam - Bay Leaves
-Kunir - Tumeric
1. Masak semua bumbu dengan santan.
Combine all the ingredients above (except the rice and the sweet rice) and boiled with the coconut milk.
2. Masukkan beras dan ketan. Aduk terus sampai beras setengah matang.
Add the rice and the sweet rice. Constantly stir until the rice is half cooked.
3. Masukkan semuanya kedalam dandang dan kukus sampai matang.
Move everything on the steamer and steam until rice is cooked.