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Java Rice

  • Author: Funky Asian Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 8 minutes
  • Yield: 1-2 servings 1x
  • Category: rice
  • Cuisine: indonesian


  • 2 cups cold cooked rice
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt 
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons neutral oil divided
  • 5 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 scallions minced


  1. In a bowl mix rice with turmeric powder, salt, soy sauce, 1 tablespoon of oil, and ground black pepper to taste. 
  2. Use a fork to break up the rice. Pour the sauce over the rice and stir to combine.
  3. Heat a large pan over medium heat for several minutes and add 1 tablespoon of oil, garlic, and half of the scallions. 
  4. Stir with a spatula or wooden spoon and cook for 20 seconds until fragrant. 
  5. Continue to stir and cook for another minute until fragrant and some of the garlic pieces just start to turn golden. Adjust the heat as needed to avoid burning the garlic.
  6. Add rice to the pan. Stir and toss constantly for 1-2 minutes until rice is heated through. Add the remaining scallions and stir to combine. 
  7. Taste the rice and adjust with a little salt and pepper as needed. Turn off the heat and transfer to serving bowls or plates. Serve immediately.