Balinese Yellow Rice

Nasi Kuning

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By Steven Raichlen

Published 1998

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This towering cone of rice—gilded with turmeric and perfumed with lemongrass and galangal or ginger—symbolizes Bali’s sacred Mount Agung. As such, it’s a fitting centerpiece for a megibung, the Balinese rice table. A megibung is a sort of smorgasbord of Balinese delicacies, which would invariably include babi guling (Balinese Roast Pork) and a variety of satés.

The traditional rice for this dish is Balinese long-grain rice. The