Nasi Bakar
Nasi bakar seasoned rice dish with fried chicken, mushroom, vegetables, and sambal, wrapped inside bana leaf and grilled upon charcoal fire.
CourseMain course
Place of originIndonesia
Region or stateNationwide
Serving temperatureHot
Main ingredientsSeasoned rice with various ingredients wrapped in banana leaf and grilled upon charcoal fire.

Nasi bakar (Indonesian for "burned or grilled rice") refers to steamed rice seasoned with spices and ingredients and wrapped in banana leaf secured with lidi semat (a small needle made of a central rib of coconut leaf) and later grilled upon charcoal fire. The burned banana leaf produced a unique aroma on the rice. The banana leaf package is opened upon consumption. It is a relatively newly developed Indonesian dish around the early 2000s, probably derived from nasi timbel rice wrapped in banana leaves. (Source?)

There are many variants of nasi bakar according to its ingredients, such as fried chicken, empal gepuk (fried beef), anchovy, peda fish, milkfish, salted fish, shrimp, mushroom, tempeh, tofu, salted duck egg etc.[1]


See also


  1. ^ Ariana. "Nasi Bakar Peda, Wow...Nikmat!" (in Indonesian). Kolom Kita. Archived from the original on 19 February 2012. Retrieved 24 May 2012.