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Indonesian Coconut Rice (Nasi Uduk)

Nasi Uduk, Indonesian style rice cooked in coconut milk

We served it with Kering Tempeh and Urap Sayur which made for a delicious meal.

Kering Tempeh. A vegan Indonesian dish of crispy fried tempeh in a sticky, sweet and spicy sauce.

Urap Sayur. An Indonesian salad of cooked vegetables in a toasted coconut dressing.

Kering Tempeh, Urap Sayur, Coconut Rice

Indonesian Coconut Rice (Nasi Uduk)

Indonesian style rice cooked in coconut milk
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indonesian
Servings 4


  • 1 ½ cup jasmine rice
  • 400 ml can coconut milk
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 lemongrass bruised
  • 1 bay leaf Indonesian if available
  • 1 kaffir lime leaf
  • ½ tsp salt


  • Rinse the rice under cold water until the water runs clear.
  • Place all ingredients in a pan and bring to a boil. Cover the pan and continue to boil for 5 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to the lowest setting and continue to cook for 10 minutes or until all the liquid has been absorbed. Make sure to keep the pan covered.
  • Turn off the heat and let the rice sit in the covered pan for a further 10 minutes.
  • Remove the lemongrass, bay leaf and kaffir lime leaf and serve.
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