Savoury rice with crisp-fried chicken

Nasi Kebuli

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By Sri Owen

Published 1980

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This dish, by itself, or with a dish of vegetables, makes an excellent family meal. It is very good for Sunday lunch, or for a small dinner party. It goes well with other dishes—for example, with any kind of saté—if you are entertaining on a larger scale.


  • 2 cups rice
  • 1 roasting chicken kg (


Soak the rice in cold water for 1 hour.

Clean and cut the chicken into serving pieces. Crush the shallots and garlic, and mix these and all the other ingredients together. Put the chicken and all the spices into a saucepan, and add just enough cold water to cover the chicken. Boil until tender (about 40-45 minutes).

About 10 minutes before the chicken is ready, clean the rice an