Nasi Kunyit (Turmeric Rice) Recipe
During Ramadan, we find ourselves giving more and counting our blessings. To thoroughly embrace the fasting period, we have an easy-to-make, lower GI, higher fibre Turmeric Rice (Nasi Kunyit) recipe to keep you feeling full longer and to keep sugar spikes at bay.
Ingredients for Turmeric Rice Recipe
- 2 cup jasmine rice
- 2 heaped tbsp Alchemy Fibre™ For Rice
- 1.5 cup coconut milk
- 2/3 cup of water
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1.5 tsp turmeric powder
- 3 pandan leaves, knotted
- 2-3 slices of ginger
- 2-3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
- 4 – 6 shallots or half yellow onion, diced
- 2 lemongrass (brusised)
- 2 tbsp oil
Cooking Instruction for Turmeric Rice
Wash rice and drain then set aside. Meanwhile, heat oil in pan and add in ginger and onions to sauté. Add in bruised lemongrass and garlic, stir well and continue to fry till the onions turn translucent.
Add rice to the pan and continue to fry for several minutes. Add salt.
Stir in turmeric powder.
Add knotted pandan leaves and stir fry gently for fragrance. Afterwhich, add water and coconut milk into to pot. Mix and stir well.
Stir well and then close the lid to allow the rice to cook well.
Give the rice a gentle stir after 10 minutes. Lower heat further, check if extra water is needed. Allow rice to continue cooking over low heat until it is fully cooked.
Remove pandan leaves and lemongrass from rice before serving. Serve with choice of curry or rendang. Enjoy!
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One way to make your rice healthier is to add Alchemy Fibre™ For Rice when cooking the rice. Doing so will help to increase the fibre content of the meal (10x fibre of regular white rice) and help to lower the glycemic index of white rice to the same range as brown rice. Make your meals healthier for you and your family starting today!