HomeBlogs Uduk Rice Nasi uduk is an Indonesian style steamed rice dish originally from Jakarta, which can be widely found across the country.
uduk literally means mixed rice in Indonesian. The name describes the
dish preparation itself which requires more ingredients than common rice
cooking and also varieties additional side dishes.
Nasi uduk is made by cooking rice soaked in coconut milk instead of water, clove, cassia bark, and lemongrass.
uduk is commonly served with emping (melinjo chips), empal, fried
chicken, and fried onion sprinkled on the top of the rice. Additional
side dishes might be added according to one's taste. Chili sauce is also
common in nasi uduk preparation.
Nasi uduk is a popular dish for
the busy commuters in Jakarta, mainly because it's both affordable (one
serving costs on average Rp5000,- or about $0.50). It can be found
throughout the day, some roadside stalls open exclusively in the
morning, noon, or night, depending on the demographic of the surrounding
areas. Stalls located near schools usually open at noon, while the ones
near offices usually opens at night.