Javanese Dinner

"This recipe came from my sister (a Home Economics teacher as they were called back in the 60's and 70's). It is as much fun as it is delicious. You line up all of the ingredients on a buffet or counter and then, adding them one by one in order, build a 14 layer dinner! This is written for 6 servings, but can be increased to serve any size crowd! The sizes are approximates since you can add more or less of each layer as you prefer. She would say you can only leave out 2 layers, but I am more flexible! : ) If this is for a party where your guests ask, "what can I bring",have them bring prepared ingredients in serving bowls and your prep time is now next to nothing!"
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Ready In:
1hr 30mins
6 dinners




  • Line up the above ingredients, in given order, in serving bowls on a counter or buffet table. Your guests take a plate and begin building their "dinner" using the rice as the base, sprinking on as much or little of each layer, finishing with a cherry on top! We were always encouraged to try every layer, leaving off no more than 2 in case there is something you are allergic to or just do not like. It is amazing how good this is and fun to make.

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  1. Ann E.
    This recipe was sent to my mother in the early 70s by my aunt who was a biology teacher in Richland Washington. She also was an AFS advisor. (For exchange students). The AFS club had a dinner fundraiser each year. This is the dinner that was served. Almost 50 years later I found this website and information. I never new it was from a real place other than the US. It is delicious. I serve it on special occasions.
  2. asteeleaway
    I found this recipe about twenty-five years ago and it has been fun and a favorite. I invited guests for it this week and was unable to find my recipe. Thrilled to find it online.



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