Nasi Briyani-Spiced rice Malaysia & Singapore...
Nasi Briyani-Always served with curry,rendang or salad... Nasi mean rice,Nasi Briyani is fragrant spiced rice... Nasi Briyani is origin from India or Middle East...but adapted by Malay...

Nasi Briyani

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Beef rendang serve with Nasi Briyani... Nasi Briyani cook with spices,herbs & meat stocks...

“Nasi” mean rice in Malay, Nasi Briyani is the rice that fried gently in ghee or vegetable oil, together with some spices and herbs such as cinnamon, pandan leaves, ginger, and garlic. Then steamed the rice in a stock made from chicken or mutton bones, together with portions of chicken or mutton.

So it come out fragrant spiced rice with meats. Then serve the rice with curry, Rendang and salad.

This dish originally from India, and it has been influenced and adopted by the Malays. Now, it is a traditional main dish for Malay weddings and other auspicious occasions.

Nasi briyani recipe:


  • 1 chicken piece
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 5 cm piece ginger
  • 1 tbsp poppy seed
  • 10 cashew nuts
  • 10 almonds
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 5 cloves
  • 5 cm cinnamon stick
  • 1 cup onion (chopped)
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 2 cup rice

Cooking Methods:

  1. Mix chicken piece with 2 tbsp of warm water, put aside for later use.
  2. Mix garlic, ginger, poppy seed, cashew nuts, almonds, and then grind them together.
  3. Heat the butter and fry cloves and cinnamon until fragrance.
  4. Then add in the grinded ingredients, curry powder, and turmeric powder and chopped onions.
  5. Mix the ingredient well, and then stir in the chicken piece with the warm water and salt to taste.
  6. Stir to mix and cook covered at medium heat for 10 minutes.
  7. Add in coconut milk. Mix until mixture is well blended. Add in the washed rice and cook it.
  8. Make sure that the rice fully absorbs the gravy, and cook rice at low heat.
  9. Serve the rice hot with curry or rendang.
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