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Balinese Yellow Rice : Nasi Kuning
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Balinese Yellow Rice : Nasi Kuning

This is an easy, fragrant rice dish from Indonesia that will add a burst of colour to your meal. Unlike Mexican yellow rice, where the yellow comes from saffron, Nasi Kuning (meaning yellow rice) gets its yellow from turmeric, the ayurvedic superstar root!

This recipe is for 6-8 servings.

2 cups rice, (long grain, or basmati)washed

2 cups coconut milk

2 cup water

2 stalks lemon grass, knotted together

2 tablespoons turmeric (chopped, or powdered)

1 inch knob of ginger, chopped

1 teaspoon salt

Add all ingredients to a rice cooker and simmer until ready. If using a soup pot, add all the ingredients, bring to a boil, and then lower temperature to a light simmer until all the liquid has been absorbed and the rice is soft. Each grain of rice will infuse with flavour and colour, especially from the lemongrass knot. Remove from heat and discard the lemongrass stem.

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  1. Veganara
    Veganara
    Vote no 2. Sounds delicious and easy. For another rice recipe, have a look at my Rice and Lentil Salad post, and if you like it, please vote!
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  2. BuddhasDelight
    BuddhasDelight
    dreamy, this is everything i love about food in one dish! in love with turmeric! many thanks, will make your recipe this week! ;) voted.
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  3. Akanksha
    Akanksha
    Turmeric is definitely a superstar!
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    1. Akanksha
      Akanksha
      btw, what happened to Lapis Lazu...for months I thought that was your name!
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      1. kristo
        kristo
        Haha! No, my name is kristofir, lapis lazu is the name of a multi media collective I am in, and has very little to do with vegetables. :)
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        1. Akanksha
          Akanksha
          Yeah I found that out from your blog a few months ago. Also sent you a request on Facebook...
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      2. kristo
        kristo
        Haha! No, my name is kristofir, lapis lazu is the name of a multi media collective I am in, and has very little to do with vegetables. :)
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  4. Veganara
    Veganara
    I wondered about the change of name as well! Does a lady in your collective also write blogs for this site Kristo? I can't remember her name, but I remember her bio saying she is a visual artist working in Bali too.
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    1. kristo
      kristo
      Good memory! Yes, my artist friend, monica also wrote a couple of recipes for this blog. She just moved to Arizona earlier this month.
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