Quarantine Kitchen // Bubur Bali

Posted: 03 June 2020 Category: Blog

How’s your day been so far? We hope that you are doing well at home amidst social distancing and self-isolation. In a time where home cooking plays an important role in our daily lives, Ubud Food Festival Presented by ABC launched a new series, Quarantine Kitchen. In this series, we will showcase simple recipes that you can follow at home, featuring our own Festival team. We hope that this video series can bring great additions to your home cooking.

Bubur Bali or Balinese rice porridge is a favorite comfort food at Janet DeNeefe’s household. Gentle in spices and aromatics, bubur Bali is the perfect dish to revive and recharge. Take a look at how easy and simple it is to prepare this comfort food. You can also add other ingredients and enjoy this dish any time of the day.

Bubur Bali (Balinese Rice Porridge)

1 cup white rice
1 stalk lemongrass, bruised and tied into a knot
1 large slice of turmeric
2 salam leaves (substitutes: curry or bay leaves)
5 cups water
1 tsp sea salt or to taste
1 cup kayu manis leaves or spinach, washed and chopped coarsely into bite-size lengths

1. Put rice, lemongrass, turmeric, salam leaves, water and salt in a medium-sized saucepan and bring to a boil.
2. Lower the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes or until the rice is soft and creamy, stir occasionally.
3. Stir in the kayu manis leaves or spinach and turn off the heat after 30 seconds. Set aside for 1 minute and then serve.
4. Served while its hot.