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Burasa, rice dumpling cooked in coconut milk wrapped in banana leaf, served with serundeng (spicy coconut powder)
Alternative namesBuras, burasa', burasak
Place of originIndonesia[1]
Region or stateSouth Sulawesi
Associated national cuisineIndonesia, and Malaysia[2][3]
Main ingredientsRice, coconut milk, coconut granule

Burasa (['bu:rasaʔ]) (also burasa',[1] burasak[4] or buras) is a type of rice dumpling, cooked with coconut milk packed inside a banana leaf pouch. It is similar to lontong, but with richer flavour acquired from coconut milk. It is a delicacy of the Bugis and Makassar people of South Sulawesi, Indonesia. It is also a dish associated with the Bugis diaspora, notably in the Malaysian states of Johor, Selangor, Sabah, and Sarawak where there are large established communities.[4] It is often consumed as a staple to replace steamed rice or ketupat, and a popular accompaniment to a rich dish of chicken braised with galangal (ayam masak lengkuas in Malay, likku or lekku in Buginese).[4]

Buras is made by steaming the rice until half-cooked, then cooking further in coconut milk mixed with daun salam (Indonesian bay leaf) and salt until all of the coconut milk is absorbed into the rice. Then the half-cooked coconut milk rice is wrapped inside banana leaves in cylindrical or pillow shapes, secured with strings made from banana leaf fibers (or any kind of string). Usually, two cylinders of burasa are tied together as one. The rice packages are then steamed further until completely cooked.[5]

In Indonesia, buras can be consumed as a 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 a staple to replace steamed rice or ketupat, usually accompanied with Coto Makassar, konro, pallubasa or lekku. They also often took burasa as food provisions or rations during sailing or travelling.[4]

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  1. ^ a b "Tradisi Ma'burasa' Menjelang Hari Raya".
  2. ^ "Burasak Rice". 13 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Makanan Unik Yang Anda Wajib Cuba Apabila Berkunjung ke Sabah". 13 April 2021.
  4. ^ a b c d Poliana Ronnie Sidom (27 June 2017). "Burasak menu Aidilfitri masyarakat Bugis".
  5. ^ "Resep Cara Membuat Buras" (in Indonesian). Sajian Kuliner. Archived from the original on March 29, 2013. Retrieved April 4, 2014.