Burasa

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Burasa
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Burasa, rice dumpling cooked in coconut milk wrapped in banana leaf, served with serundeng (spicy coconut powder)
Alternative names Buras
Type Dumpling
Place of origin Indonesia
Region or state South Sulawesi
Main ingredients Rice, coconut milk, coconut granule
Cookbook:Burasa  Burasa

Burasa or buras is a type of rice dumpling cooked with coconut milk packed inside banana leaf pouch. It is a delicacy of Bugis and Makassar people of South Sulawesi, Indonesia, and often consumed as staple to replace steamed rice or ketupat. It is similar to lontong, but with richer flavour acquired from coconut milk.

Buras is made by steaming the rice until half cooked, then cooked in coconut milk mixed with daun salam (Indonesian bay leaf) and salt, well until all of the coconut milk are absorbed into the rice. Then the half-cooked coconut milk rice is wrapped inside banana leaf in cylindrical or pillow-shape secured with strings made from banana leaf fibers or any kind of strings. Usuallty two cylinder of burasa are tied together as one. These rice packages inside this banana leaf then steamed further until completely cooked.[1]

Buras can be consumed as snack with serundeng (spiced and grated coconut granules), hard boiled egg or sambal kacang (spicy peanut sauce). Bugis and Makassar people often consumed burasa as staple to replace steamed rice or ketupat, usually eaten with Coto Makassar, konro, pallubasa or nasu lekku (chicken in galangal spice). They also often took burasa as food provision or ration during sailing or travelling.

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  1. ^ "Resep Cara Membuat Buras" (in Indonesian). Sajian Kuliner. Retrieved April 4, 2014.