Kuning in a Maranao chicken pater
Alternative namesturmeric rice, yellow rice
CourseMain course
Place of originPhilippines
Region or stateMindanao
Main ingredientswhite rice, turmeric, lemongrass, salt, bay leaves
Similar dishessinigapuna, nasi kuning

Kuning, also spelled koning, kyuning, or kiyuning and Anglicized as yellow rice or turmeric rice, is a Filipino rice dish cooked with turmeric, lemongrass, salt, bay leaves, and other spices to taste. It originates from the island of Mindanao and is a staple food among the Maranao people of Lanao del Sur. It is related to the Indonesian nasi kuning of neighboring Sulawesi, but it does not use coconut milk. The dish is characteristically yellow because of the use of turmeric (kalawag in Maranao, and kunig or luyang dilaw in most other Philippine languages).[1][2][3][4]

See also


  1. ^ Balistoy, Ruby Leonora R. "Pagana Maranao—fostering culture of peace". Philippine Information Agency. Retrieved March 5, 2019.
  2. ^ Abdulwahab, Nabeelah T. "The Beauty, Warmth, and Hospitality of Pagana". Intangible Cultural Heritage Courier of Asia and the Pacific. International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region (ICHCAP). Archived from the original on March 6, 2019. Retrieved March 5, 2019.
  3. ^ "Turmeric "Kuning" Rice". Maranao Recipes. October 4, 2016. Retrieved March 5, 2019.
  4. ^ Lanto, Macabangkit B. (June 1, 2017). "Historic Marawi ravaged". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved May 9, 2023.