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Nasi Kebuli - Fragrant Lamb Rice

Today is the Idul Adha holiday in Indonesia, and on this day, many family will prepare lamb dishes in the same way the Americans prepare turkey on Thanksgiving. So, to get into the spirit of the day, I am preparing nasi kebuli, a rice dish with lamb and ton of spices cooked in coconut milk. It is a dish that we Indonesian absorbed from the Middle Eastern tradition. I suspect that if you simply switch the coconut milk to yoghurt and the cooking oil to ghee, this would probably pass as a Middle Eastern dish instead of Indonesian. ♥

Nasi Kebuli - Fragrant Mutton Rice

Nasi Kebuli - Fragrant Mutton Rice

Nasi Kebuli - Fragrant Lamb Rice


4.5 from 2 reviews

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Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 45 mins

Total Time: 1 hour

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 350 gram lamb thigh (Indonesian: paha kambing), cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 500 ml water
  • 2 bay leaves (Indonesian: daun salam)
  • 3 cloves (Indonesian: cengkeh)
  • 1 inch fresh ginger (Indonesian: jahe), bruised
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 600 ml coconut milk
  • 300 gram rice, washed and drained
  • 3 tablespoon raisin
  • Grind the following into spice paste
  • 4 shallots (Indonesian: bawang merah)
  • 2 cloves garlic (Indonesian: bawang putih)
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds (Indonesian: ketumbar)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds (Indonesian: jinten)
  • 1/4 teaspoon fennel seeds (Indonesian: adas)
  • 1 fresh turmeric (Indonesian: kunyit), peeled
  • 1 cm fresh ginger (Indonesian: jahe), peeled
  • Additional spices
  • 1 cinnamon stick (Indonesian: kayu manis)
  • 3 cloves (Indonesian: cengkeh)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg (Indonesian: bubuk pala)
  • 1 anise star (Indonesian: pekak/bunga lawang)
  • 2 cardamom pods (Indonesian: kapulaga)
  • 1 lemongrass (Indonesian: sereh), bruised
  • 4 kaffir lime leaves (Indonesian: daun jeruk)
  • 1 bay leaf (Indonesian: daun salam)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper

Instructions

  1. Boil lamb with water, bay leaves, cloves, and ginger and cook until the meat is tender. Drain and set the lamb aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pot and stir fry the spice paste, and all the additional spices until fragrant, about 3 minutes.
  3. Pour coconut milk into the pot and bring to a boil. Turn off heat and set aside.
  4. Place rice in a rice cooker pot, along with raisin, and the pot of lamb and coconut milk.
  5. Turn the rice cooker on and cook until the rice is ready, the machine usually turns to "warm" at this stage. Let rest for 10 minutes, then open the rice cooker. Remove the leaves and lemongrass, give a quick stir with a rice paddle and serve immediately.

Comments

  • Erry Firman says:

    Dear Kak Anita, Saya kemarin mencoba resep Nasi Kebulinya dan hasilnya lezat sekali. Saya memodifikasi sedikit resep Nasi Kebuli Kak Anita. Saya tambahkan 2 sendok teh garam sewaktu merebus daging kambingnya dan untuk menumis bumbu, saya menggunakan minyak samin (ghee); menurut saya kalau pake mentega weisman untuk menumis akan sama gurihnya. Untuk kismisnya, saya tambah sebanyak 1/4 Cup (US Measurement). Saya juga tambahkan 1/4 Cup toasted silvered almond. Pesan saya kepada pembaca yang akan memasak memakai Rice Cooker, jangan mengukus beras dengan bumbu santan yang masih panas. Ini akan memperpendek waktu mengukus dan berasnya nanti hanya jadi setengah matang. Resep ini sangat akurat dan lezat (a foolproof recipe). Saya sangat rekomendasikan! Terima kasih atas resepnya Kak Anita! BTW, Kak Anita kenal Mbak Iona Vidya ya...?

    • Anita says:

      Dear Erry, thank you banget udah nyobain resepnya, apalagi ternyata suka :D Tips untuk nambahin kismis dan almondnya sangat bagus, pasti jadinya enak banget nih, hehe. Aku kenal tuh ama Mba Iona, teman sekelas dulunya :)

  • taufik says:

    thanks Anita Nasi Kebuli ini is Fragant Lamb Rice in English cari cari istilah nasi kebuli

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