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Nasi uduk literally means "mixed rice" in Betawi dialect, related with Indonesian term aduk ("mix"). The name describes the dish preparation itself which requires more ingredients than common steamed rice cooking and also varieties of additional side dishes.
Nasi uduk is made by cooking rice soaked in coconut milk instead of water, along with clove, cassia bark, and lemongrass to add aroma. Sometimes knotted pandan leaves are thrown into the rice while steaming to give it more fragrance. The coconut milk and spices gave oily rich tastes to the cooked rice. The bawang goreng (fried shallots) sprinkled on the top of the rice prior to serving. Assortments of dishes are usually served as side dishes. The pre-packed nasi uduk usually wrapped inside banana leaf.
Nasi uduk sold in warung or other eating establishments are commonly offered with assortment of side dishes, chosen according to client's desire. However the pre-packed basic nasi uduk usually consists of tempe orek (tempeh stir fried with sweet soy sauce), teri kacang (anchovy with peanuts), and shredded omelette, with sambal kacang (peanut sambal).
Side dishes offered with nasi uduk are:
- Tempe orek (tempeh stir fried with vegetables and soy sauce)
- Eggs in various ways to cook, such as ceplok (fried egg), omelette, shredded omelette, or telur balado (hard boiled egg in sambal sauce), and telur pindang
- Teri kacang (anchovy with peanuts)
- Bihun goreng (fried rice vermicelli)
- Tumis buncis (stir fried common beans)
- Krechek (cow skin in spicy coconut milk)
- Ayam goreng (fried chicken)
- Empal (fried beef)
- Semur daging (beef stew in sweet soy sauce)
- Semur tahu (tofu stew in sweet soy sauce)
- Semur jengkol (jengkol bean stew in sweet soy sauce)
- Gorengan (fritters) such as fried tempeh, tofu, or bakwan (chopped vegetable fritters), perkedel kentang (potato patties) or perkedel jagung (corn fritter)
- emping (melinjo chips) or krupuk bawang (onion cracker)
The most common type of sambal that usually served with nasi uduk is sambal kacang (peanut sambal), it is also optional as a condiment.
Nasi uduk is a popular dish for the busy commuters in Jakarta, mainly because it's both affordable (one serving costs on average Rp10000,- or about $1.00). 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.
Each neighbourhood in Jakarta has its own variant of the dish, the most notable being Nasi uduk Slipi from West Jakarta.
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