Java rice

Java rice

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 to 6
Author Connie Veneracion



  • Heat the palm oil in a wok or frying pan.
  • Add the garlic, ginger, shallots, lemongrass, chili and turmeric. Cook over medium heat until the mixture starts to look pasty (the oil will be absorbed by the other ingredients).
  • Add the rice to the pan.
  • Stir and toss until the rice is heated through and every grain is coated with the spicy yellow paste. Season with salt. Stir to blend.
  • Ladle the Java rice into bowls or plates and sprinkle with crisp fried shallots and scallions.