Daily Cooking Quest

Rice Recipes

Nasi Liwet in Rice Cooker

Nasi liwet is rice cooked in coconut milk, chicken stock, lemongrass, and Indonesian bay leaves (daun salam), giving the rice a very rich and aromatic taste.…

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Mango with Black Sticky Rice

This is the dessert that come to my mind when someone mentions a Thai dessert. The sweet sticky rice that has been cooked with coconut milk, served with mango…

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Kuah Bakso Sapi - Beef Balls Soup

Bakso is a popular street food in Indonesia. There’s even a children song about this food, which I am quite proud to say that I still remember the lyrics…

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Lontong Sayur - Rice Cakes with Vegetables Stew in Coconut Milk

Many Indonesian dishes are created to be consumed with ketupat or lontong (a.k.a. rice cakes) and lontong sayur is perhaps one of the more popular one, it even…

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Rice Cooker Ketupat - Rice Cooker Rice Cakes

Rice cakes are popular sides made of rice that often accompany Indonesian savory dishes, such as sate, gado-gado, ketoprak, lontong sayur, and many other…

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Ronde Ketan Hitam - Black Glutinous Rice Balls

Ronde (rice balls) does not always have to be served in a syrup like this, this, or this. Sometimes, it can be served with a dollop of thick coconut sauce like…

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Nasi Uduk Bayam - Fragrant Coconut Rice with Spinach

This is something of a twist from my basic nasi uduk recipe, by adding some spinach and turn it into something exquisitely different, yet still delicious, and…

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Kabocha Tang Yuan and Sago in Pandan Coconut Milk

Mixing tang yuan and kabocha puree (or pumpkin puree) results in a bright orange color glutinous rice balls that are sure to be a hit :) You can also do a light…

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Takikomi Gohan - Japanese Mixed Rice

Takikomi gohan is a Japanese rice dish cooked with soy sauce, dashi stock, and various ingredients such as mushrooms, vegetables, and meats. This dish is easy…

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Steamed Nian Gao with Sesame Seeds

So… I bought one big nian gao (Indonesian: kue keranjang) for this past Chinese New Year, just because it is the thing to do, hehe. Then I stored it away…

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Inari Zushi - Sushi in Tofu Pouches

What is the solution for people who like sushi but currently lack a sushi mat to make maki (sushi rolls) and too lazy (or cheap LOL) to buy fresh sashimi to…

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Cake Ketan Hitam Rice Cooker - Black Glutinous Rice Cake in Rice Cooker

Do you know that glutinous rice is sold in powder form? The white glutinous rice is what we commonly use for making Japanese mochi or Chinese tang yuan, but the…

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