Indonesia Eats

Turmeric Fried Rice

I brought few cookbooks from Indonesia, some of them have other asian recipes. I was so tempting to try one of the recipes. Of course, the recipe is in bahasa Indonesia. Here, I translated it for you. To read this recipe in bahasa Indonesia, please visit here.

Category: Rice and Pasta
Style: Thai
Servings: 2-3

Ingredients: 2 dining plates cold steamed rice
1/4-1/2 tsp turmeric powder, dissolved in 1 tbsp water
1 tbsp slices of bird chili
75 gram boneless and skinless chicken, cut into 1cm cubes
150 gram shrimp + squid (I used Seafood Medley, which is mixed of squid, shrimp, cooked mussles dan cooked clams)
1 tbsp fish sauce
1 tsp water/broth
1/2 tsp sugar to season
3 shallots, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
12-13 gram thai basil (I subtituted with cilantro instead)


  • In a skillet, at medium high heat add oil, saute garlics, shallots and slices of bird chili until fragrant.
  • Add chicken and seafood medley, stir evenly.
  • Add turmeric mixture, turn to medium heat, cook until the liquid reduced.
  • Add cold steamed rice, sugar, fish sauce, stir evenly. Cook until rice heated and add cilantro. Remove from the heat snd serve immediately.

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