Go Back
+ servings
How about an exotic rice dish from Indonesia. Indonesian turmeric rice (nasi kunci) with coconut milk and cashews has such delicate flavors you will be amazed how delicious this humble dish is. You can also garnish with cilantro, coconut flakes, and crispy fried onions. #indonesianfood #nasikunci #turmeric #healthyrecipe # turmericrice | ethnicspoon.com
5 from 13 votes
Print

Indonesian Coconut Turmeric Rice with Cashews

Indonesian turmeric rice (nasi kunci) with coconut milk and cashews has such delicate flavors you will be amazed how delicious this humble dish is. Make on the stovetop or rice cooker.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indonesian
Keyword coconut milk, easy rice recipe, healthy, nasi kunci, turmeric rice, vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 4 servings
Calories 296 kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan heat oil on medium heat, and saute shallots until translucent.
  2. Rinse the rice in a strainer until the water runs mostly clear. Add in the rice and stir to combine.

  3. Next, add the water, coconut milk, salt and turmeric and stir.
  4. Turn the heat to high and bring to a boil.

  5. Turn heat down to medium-low and cover.

  6. Cook covered for about 20 minutes.

  7. Fluff rice, and transfer to a bowl.

  8. Top with cashews, and cilantro.

Recipe Notes

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How long can I store this in the refrigerator? Once it has completely cooled you can store this in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave on medium power until hot but stop and stir every 30 seconds to fluff it up.
  • Can I freeze this dish? Yes, once it has completely cooled you can pack into zip top freezer bags packed flat to save space and expel all the air. This will keep for a month in the freezer. Thaw it completely and microwave is as described above.
  • How can I make this recipe in a rice cooker? Gather all the ingredients then sauté the minced shallots in a pan until translucent. Add the shallots to the rice cooker. Add the rest of the ingredients into the rice cooker, set for white rice if your unit has a setting for white or brown rice then start. Simple!

 

Nutrition Facts
Indonesian Coconut Turmeric Rice with Cashews
Amount Per Serving
Calories 296 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Sodium 249mg11%
Potassium 204mg6%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.