Nasi kerabu is a Malay rice dish, a type of nasi ulam, in which blue-coloured rice is eaten with dried fish or fried chicken, crackers, pickles and other salads. The blue colour of the rice comes from the petals of Clitoria ternatea (butterfly-pea) flowers (bunga telang) used in cooking it.[1] The rice can also be cooked with plain white rice or rice cooked using turmeric. It is often eaten with solok lada and is also eaten with fried keropok.[2]

Nasi kerabu
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Nasi kerabu served with various herbs, fish meat-stuffed pepper, salted egg, fried fish, keropok and marinated chicken
CourseMain course, usually for breakfast
Place of originMalaysia
Region or stateKelantan
Serving temperatureRoom temperature
Main ingredientsRice cooked with clitoria ternatea (butterfly-pea) flowers or turmeric, various herbs, coconut (sambal nyor), anchovy sauce or budu

Nasi kerabu is very popular in the east coast states of Peninsular Malaysia such as Kelantan and Terengganu, and now can be found throughout Malaysia as well as in southern Thailand where it is known as khao yam (Thai: ข้าวยำ, pronounced [kʰâːw jam]).

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