Happy Monday everyone, and thank you for all the well wishes. I’m almost back to normal but still need my rest, so this post is going to be very short and sweet.
Nasi kunyit literally translates to Tumeric Rice. It is usually made from glutinous rice, and is served as a rich side dish. This rice often makes an appearance at celebratory meals, and is often accompanied by chicken curry. Actually, the rice goes well with any sort of dish with sauce.
I really enjoy this dish, and will pick it over plain rice if it is featured on the menu. Unfortunately, the rest of the family aren't as taken. Both the MC's liked the little bit they tasted, but refused seconds. Mr. Kitchen Hand was a non-starter.
If you would like to try your hand at making this, it’s really quite simple to throw together :
Nasi Kunyit (Yellow Sticky Rice)
3/4 cup glutinous rice - soak for a little while, at least half an hour, but better if you have time to soak it for about 5 - 6 hours.
pinch of salt
pinch of white peppercorns
1/2 teaspoon tumeric powder
3/4 cup coconut milk
Drain the rice well, mix with all the ingredients except the coconut milk, and place in a heatproof bowl and steam for about 10-15 minutes. Add the coconut milk, gently stir to mix through, then steam until cooked, about another 10-15 minutes.
See? So simple even an invalid could do it.
Remember, I’ll be hosting the next Muhibbah Malaysian Monday round-up, so please send your entries to its(dot)sharon(at)gmail(dot)com. MMM is a joint collaboration between Suresh of 3 Hungry Tummies and yours truly.
Thanks for joining me for a yellow dished Malaysian Monday ;) , see you soon.