Nasi Kuning (Turmeric Rice)

I cooked my Nasi Kuning using a Phlips Pressure Cooker (PPC)  HD2139, alternatively you can use any electric rice cooker or on a stove.

Nasi Kuning (Turmeric Rice)

Servings 10


  • 1 KG Basmati Rice Washed, soaked for 30 mins and drained
  • 50 gm Onion paste
  • 15 gm Ginger Paste
  • 5 gm Garlic paste
  • 1 Litre Water
  • 1 cup Evaporated Milk
  • 2 pcs Pandan leaves
  • 2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 3 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbs Margarine
  • 3 tbs Cooking Oil

Dry Spice (4 sekawan)

  • 1 pc Cinnamon stick
  • 2 pcs Star anise
  • 5 pcs Cardamom
  • 5 pcs Cloves


  • Turn on thge PPC, set to BAKE Vegetable mode. Pour in the Cooking Oil.
  • Once oil is heated add the Dry spices and Pandan leaves. Saute for awhile till you smell the aroma.
  • Next add in the Garlic paste and continue to saute till the garlic slight brown. Add in the Onion paste and the Ginger paste. Continue saute for 1 minute.
  • Next add in the rice, water, milk, turmeric powder and salt. Stir and mix well.
  • Next add in the Margarice. Close the lid, VENT to Seal. Set mode to STEAM with KPT7.
  • Once the 7 minutes is up, switch off the PPC. Allow it to rest for 5 minutes before slowly releasing the pressure.
  • Once all pressure has been released and the plunger drops, open the lid slowly. Using a pair of chopsticks or a spatula fluff up the cooked rice. Rice is ready to be served with choices of side dishes.


Nasi Kuning platter served with Ayam Bakar Percik, Kerutuk Udang, Sambal Tempe Bilis & Penchuk Nenas
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