Nasi Kuning - Festive Yellow Rice. Indonisian Rice With Pandan..

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Um Safia

This is an easy recipe for a traditional Indonisian style festive rice. The key flavours are lemongrass, coconut & pandan. This recipe is from 'Recipes from our Thai kitchen'. Nasi Kuning goes perfectly with 'kacang panjang kecap' (long beans in sweet soy sauce).

Top Review by BeverlyAnn

This is a tasty rice. I used 1/4 teaspoon of Pandan extract. I buy Pandan from a local Asian Grocery Store. The name brand of the Pandan is "Aroma Pasta" it is in a tiny 30ml plastic bottle. It does not say extract on the bottle but it does say PANDAN. It is used in Asia similarly as we Americans use Vanilla Extract. I also purchased fresh lemongrass and fresh kaffir lime leaves from an international farmer's market. I suggest buying "Thai Kitchen ORGANIC coconut milk" found at wholes foods for it doesn't have sulfates in it. Turmeric is a spice you can find at any Indian Grocery Store. I hope this helps to inspire you to make this tasty dish. Beverlyann

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. If using fresh pandan leaves, tie each leaf in 3-4 knots and set aside. Remove and discard outer leaves of fresh lemongrass stalks, then bruise the lemongrass by whacking it hard with the back of a cleaver or the corner of a soup can. After the stalks are slightly shredded and flexible, tie each in a knot and set aside.
  2. Rinse uncooked jasmine rice a few times, until the water is just slightly cloudy, then drain. Put turmeric and 1 1/2 cups water in a small bowl, stir to combine.
  3. Add turmeric water, pandan, lemongrass, coconut milk, kaffir lime leaves, and salt to taste to rice cooker. Stir well and cook. Transfer rice to a serving bowl, fluff it gently with a fork. Enjoy!

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