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Easy Homemade Recipe of Nasi Jamblang of Cirebon

Minggu, 04 Juni 2023 - 06:46
Easy Homemade Recipe of Nasi Jamblang of Cirebon The versatile side dishes to accompany nasi Jamblang. (Photo: Ikarahma/Freepik)

TIMES MADIUN, JAKARTANasi Jamblang is a traditional Indonesian dish originating from the Cirebon region in West Java. It is a flavorful rice dish served with various side dishes, typically wrapped in teak leaves or banana leaves. 

The nice taste and fragrant has enchanted people t dig more and more. The varied side dishes made it even more rich in flavor of sweet, and savoury taste. 

Simple Recipe for Nasi Jamblang


  • 2 cups of white rice
  • 3 cups of water
  • Teak leaves or banana leaves for wrapping
  • Cooking oil
  • Shallots, thinly sliced
  • Garlic, minced
  • Red chili peppers, sliced (optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • For the side dishes (optional):
  • Fried chicken
  • Fried tofu or tempeh
  • Fried anchovies
  • Fried soybean cake (tempeh goreng)
  • Sambal or chili sauce


  1. Wash the rice thoroughly and drain the water.
  2. In a large pot, heat some cooking oil over medium heat.
  3. Sauté the shallots, garlic, and red chili peppers until fragrant.
  4. Add the rice to the pot and stir-fry for a few minutes until the rice is well coated with the oil and spices.
  5. Add water and salt to the pot, then cover and cook the rice on low heat until it is fully cooked and fluffy.
  6. While the rice is cooking, prepare the side dishes by frying them until golden and crispy.
  7. Once the rice is cooked, let it cool slightly before assembling the Nasi Jamblang.
  8. Take a piece of teak leaf or banana leaf and place a portion of rice in the center.
  9. Add a few pieces of the desired side dishes on top of the rice.
  10. Wrap the leaf around the rice and side dishes, creating a neat package.
  11. Repeat the process with the remaining rice and side dishes.
  12. Steam the wrapped Nasi Jamblang for about 10-15 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  13. Remove from the steamer and serve the Nasi Jamblang while still hot with sambal or chili sauce on the side.

Nasi Jamblang is a versatile dish, and you can adjust the side dishes according to your preference. Feel free to add other fried or grilled items such as beef, fish, or vegetables to accompany the rice. Enjoy your homemade Nasi Jamblang!. (*)

Pewarta : Khodijah Siti
Editor : Khodijah Siti

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