Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Nasi Bukhari / Arab

nasi bukhari arabI'm really not sure if this is Nasi Arab or Nasi Bukhari (nasi = rice) or a completely different rice altogether but this is the reason why I wanted to make sweet and sour chicken that ended up being Soy Sauce Chicken in my previous post. The first time I had this kind of rice was maybe 8-9 years ago when my friend made it for me. That time I of course did not even bother asking for the recipe. So when I suddenly felt like having similar rice, google it I did and I found a few recipes. I also found that Nasi Bukhari and Nasi Arab use somewhat the same ingredients. But I am no expert so I could be wrong. I cook what I feel like cooking and using ingredients that I feel like using or what I have at home so this is the result and I hope you will like it too.

Nasi Bukhari / Arab

1 cup basmathi rice, rinsed
1 3/4 cups water
2 tbs ghee oil (you can use veggie or olive oil)
1.5-2 cups thinly sliced beef
1 tbs Shan beef briyani mix
1 tbs coriander powder
1 tbs cumin powder
4-spices; (2in cinnamon stick, 1 star anise, 4 cloves and 4 cardamom seed)
6-8 shallots, thinly sliced
2 in ginger, julienne
1 tomato, thinly sliced
1 green chili or 3-4 thai chili, sliced
salt and sugar to taste
Fried shallot/onion for garnishing (optional

1. Marinade the beef with briyani mix, coriander and cumin powder for at least 2-3hrs prior to cooking.

2. In a pot, heat the ghee oil and add the 4-spices until fragrant. Add in the shallots and ginger, stir and followed by the beef. Continue stirring until brown.

3. Add rice and water, stir. Add salt and sugar to taste followed by tomato and chili. Stir one last time and let it boil. Once boiled, cover and simmer for 25min.


Cynthia said...

And that is all that matters - you cook what you feel like eating and add ingredients like you feel like tasting.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow spicy and yummy.....

ummi said...

Hai Farina...Long time not coming here..Your nasi Arab looks yummy..Surely I'll try it one day..thanks for sharing dear..! :D

Indonesia-Eats said...

We also have this in kampung Arab of Surabaya. Lovely yummy

Salt N Turmeric said...

Cynthia, yup that is how food should be served. :)

Lubna, thanks.

Ummi, thank you. Yelah lama tak nampak. Busy ke?

Indonesia-Eats, after so many years not having them, they do taste good. lol.