Recipe Uduk rice

Uduk rice is a traditional Indonesian dish known for its aromatic blend of spices and creamy coconut flavour. It's a staple dish often enjoyed for breakfast, but it's equally delicious for lunch or dinner. Made with a variety of ingredients, uduk rice offers a burst of flavours that tantalize the taste buds. Follow this recipe to recreate this authentic Indonesian dish in your own kitchen.


  • 2 cups of jasmine rice
  • 2 cups of coconut milk
  • 1 stalk of lemongrass, bruised
  • 3 kaffir lime leaves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil

Additional Toppings (Optional):

  • Fried shallots
  • Sliced cucumber
  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Fried chicken or tofu
  • Sambal (Indonesian chili paste)


  1. Rinse the jasmine rice under cold water until the water runs clear. Drain well.
  2. In a large pot, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, and bay leaves. Sauté for a minute until fragrant.
  3. Add the drained rice to the pot and stir to coat the grains with the aromatics.
  4. Pour in the coconut milk and add salt and sugar. Stir well to combine.
  5. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover the pot and let the rice simmer for about 15-20 minutes, or until the rice is cooked through and the liquid is absorbed.
  6. Once the rice is cooked, remove the pot from the heat and let it sit, covered, for an additional 5 minutes to allow the flavours to meld.
  7. Fluff the rice with a fork and remove the lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, and bay leaves.
  8. Serve the du rice hot with your choice of toppings.


  • For extra flavour, you can add a pandan leaf to the pot while cooking the rice.
  • Be careful not to stir the rice too vigorously as it cooks to prevent it from becoming mushy.
  • Use freshly squeezed coconut milk for the best flavour, but canned coconut milk works well too.


  • Add diced chicken, shrimp, or tempeh to make it a complete meal.
  • Substitute jasmine rice with brown rice for a healthier option.
  • Experiment with different toppings like crispy fried shallots or pickled vegetables for added texture and flavour.

Nutritional Information:

  • The calorie content of uduk rice can vary depending on the ingredients and toppings used. On average, one serving of duck rice (about 1 cup) contains approximately 300-400 calories.


Uduk rice is not just a dish; it's a celebration of flavours and aromas that represent the rich culinary heritage of Indonesia. With its creamy coconut base and fragrant spices, it's sure to become a favourite in your home. Whether enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, duck rice is a delicious and satisfying meal that brings people together around the dinner table. So, gather your ingredients and immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Indonesia with this delightful recipe. Selamat makan! (Enjoy your meal!)


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