Nasi kebuli is a traditional Indonesian dish that is popular in many parts of the country. It is a fragrant rice dish that is usually served with meat and vegetables. This recipe will teach you how to make nasi kebuli ayam, a version that uses chicken as the main protein.
Here are the ingredients you will need to make nasi kebuli ayam:
- 2 cups of basmati rice
- 500g of chicken breast, cut into small pieces
- 2 onions, chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon of ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon of ground cardamom
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 bay leaves
- 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
- 4 cups of chicken broth
- 1 cup of raisins
- 1 cup of fried shallots
- Salt and pepper to taste
Step 1: Rinse the Rice
The first step in making nasi kebuli ayam is to rinse the rice. Put the rice in a bowl and fill it with water. Use your hands to gently stir the rice around, then pour off the water. Repeat this process until the water runs clear.
Step 2: Fry the Onions and Garlic
Next, heat the vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the chopped onions and minced garlic and fry until they are soft and fragrant, about 3 minutes.
Step 3: Add the Chicken
Add the chicken pieces to the pot and fry until they are browned on all sides, about 5 minutes.
Step 4: Add the Spices
Add the ground cumin, ground coriander, ground cardamom, cinnamon stick, and bay leaves to the pot. Stir everything together and cook for another 2 minutes.
Step 5: Add the Rice and Chicken Broth
Add the rinsed rice to the pot and stir it together with the chicken and spices. Pour in the chicken broth and stir everything together.
Step 6: Cook the Rice
Bring the pot to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and cover the pot. Let the rice cook for 20-25 minutes, or until all the liquid has been absorbed and the rice is cooked through.
Step 7: Add the Raisins and Fried Shallots
Once the rice is cooked, add the raisins and fried shallots to the pot. Use a fork to fluff up the rice and mix everything together.
Step 8: Serve
Your nasi kebuli ayam is now ready to serve! You can garnish it with more fried shallots and serve it with some fresh vegetables on the side.
Here is the nutritional information for one serving of nasi kebuli ayam:
- Calories: 580
- Protein: 35g
- Carbohydrates: 70g
- Fat: 15g
- Fiber: 4g
- Sodium: 800mg
Nasi kebuli ayam is a delicious and fragrant rice dish that is perfect for special occasions or for when you want to treat yourself to something special. This recipe is easy to follow and uses simple ingredients that are easy to find at your local grocery store. Give it a try and enjoy the taste of traditional Indonesian cuisine!