sticky turmeric rice nasi kunyit with mak toks rendang chilli paste

Sticky Turmeric Rice (Nasi Kunyit)

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  • 1/2 jar Mak Tok's Rendang Chilli Paste
  • 4 pcs Boneless chicken thighs (cubed)
  • 200ml Coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Potatoes (boiled and cubed)
  • some Water
  • 3 tbsp Desiccated coconut
  • 1.5 cups Glutinous rice
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp Coconut milk
  • 1 pc Parchment paper


Sticky Turmeric Rice

1) Soak the glutinous rice overnight or for at leat 2 hours with a cup of water and turmeric powder.

2) Line parchment paper on a wide baking tin and place the glutinous rice on it. Spread evenly. Drizzle 2 tbsp of coconut milk over the rice. Season with a pinch of salt.

3) Steam the glutinous rice for 20-30 minutes.

Chicken Rendang (side dish)

1) Add chicken thighs, boiled potatoes, a jar Mak Tok’s Rendang Chilli Paste and 2 tablespoon of water into a pot. Bring it to a boil before lowering the heat and allow it to simmer for the next 15 mins without the lid. (add water sparingly to avoid the curry/rendang to dry out).

2) Pour the coconut milk in the rendang and mix well. Continue stirring and allow it to come to a boil over medium heat.

3) Add desiccated coconut and serve with sticky turmeric rice.

Top tip:

  1. Substitute the parchment paper with multiple pandan leaves for that ultimate aroma.
  2. Use toasted desiccated coconut to give the rendang an extra nutty flavour.
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