Nasi Kerabu


Blue rice and fried fish

In Kelantan, they have blue rice. It’s not the grains that are blue, rather it became blue because of the blue flower known in Malay as bunga telang, a natural food color just like how turmeric is used as yellow food color.


You can see toasted grated coconut topping while in the process of putting together my nasi kerabu dish

Nasi kerabu is a dish of blue rice with toasted grated coconut, herbs, some sauce, vegetable garnishing, and keropok and is normally eaten with viand. When you mix the rice and vegetables with your right bare hand, then use hand as utensil as well, and you find the combination of flavors quite appealing,  then you’ll feel like a true blue Kelantanese.


Hand mixed nasi kerabu with fried fish, keropok, and solok lada


3 responses to “Nasi Kerabu

  1. liamjameshaddock April 30, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    It looks really good. Spicy?

  2. makadto April 30, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    It’s a delicious rice dish and not spicy at all

  3. atkokosplace April 30, 2015 at 11:52 pm

    I’ve never had blue rice before. I’m going to have to try it! 🙂


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