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Nasi Gurih
CourseMain course
Place of originIndonesia
Region or stateAceh, and Sumatra
Serving temperatureHot or room temperature
Main ingredientsRice cooked in coconut milk and spices with various side dishes
VariationsSimilar to Nasi Uduk and Nasi lemak

Nasi gurih is an Indonesian steamed rice cooked in coconut milk and spices dish originally from Aceh, Indonesia.[1]


Nasi gurih literally means "succulent rice" in Aceh language and Indonesian. The name describes the rich taste of rice cooked with coconut milk and spices.


Nasi gurih is made by cooking mixture of rice and sticky rice soaked in coconut milk instead of water, along with salt, lemongrass, Indian bay leaf, and pandan leaves to add aroma.

Side dishes

Nasi gurih sold in Acehnese warung or other eating establishments are commonly offered with assortment of side dishes, chosen according to client's desire. Basic ingredient sprinkled upon nasi gurih are fried peanuts, bawang goreng (fried shallot), tauco (soybean paste), sambal and krupuk. Side dishes are ikan balado (fish in chili), udang sambal (shrimp in chili), ayam goreng, dendeng (beef jerky) and perkedel (fried mashed potato patty).


There are similar dishes in other parts of Indonesia called nasi uduk from Jakarta and nasi lemak, commonly found in Riau and Riau islands (Sumatera), also Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore.

See also


  1. ^ Cut Raisa Prillya (23 January 2013). "Yuk, Sarapan Pagi Lezat Nasi Gurih Bu Ros". (in Indonesian). Atjeh Post. Archived from the original on 27 February 2013. Retrieved 22 August 2013.