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Traditional Indonesian food: BUBUR MANADO TINUTUAN

Bubur Manado Tinutuan is a delicious dish based on vegetables that, in Indonesia, is usually served at breakfast to accompany with other meals. Ideal to start the day with energy!

Recipe: Bubur Manado Tinutuan

Tinutuan is a dish native to the city of Manado, in northern Sulawesi. Basically it is rice porridge cooked with sweet potatoes, cassava, pumpkin and also vegetables such as spinach and corn. It is usually accompanied by ingredients such as sambal (chilli paste), crispy fried shallots, lemon basil, fried crispy smoked/salted fish or fried tofu.

Traditional Indonesian food: BUBUR MANADO TINUTUAN

🍽️ Bubur Manado Tinutuan: Ingredients

  • 100g white rice, soak for 30 minutes in cold water
  • 150g sweetcorn
  • 200g yellow sweet cassava, peeled and diced
  • 200g pumpkin, peeled, diced
  • 100g sweet potatoes
  • 100g spinach
  • A handful of Indonesian sweet basil/lemon basil
  • 1 stalk lemongrass
  • 1cm ginger
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • Salted fish, cut into small dice and fry until crispy (optional)
  • 1.5 litres cold water
Traditional Indonesian food: BUBUR MANADO TINUTUAN

👨🏼 🍳 Bubur Manado Tinutuan: Steps to follow for preparation

• Step 1:

Wash the rice by soaking it two or three times until clean water is obtained and drained.

• Step 2:

Pour 1.5 litres of cold water into a large saucepan. Add lemongrass and ginger.

• Step 3:

. When the water boils, add the rice to the saucepan and cook until the rice is tender.

• Step 4:

As it boils the rice, prepare all the sliced vegetables.

• Step 5:

Add the sweet corn and salt. Continue cooking for about 10 minutes. Stir from time to time.

• Step 6:

Add cassava, pumpkin and sweet potato. Continue cooking over medium heat until all ingredients are tender (takes about 20 minutes).

• Step 7:

Add spinach. Cook briefly until withered.

• Step 8:

Adjust the seasoning, add salt if necessary and remove from heat.

👉 Bubur Manado Tinutuan is ready to be served. You can add sambal if you like it spicy. In Manado, they usually accompany this dish with a fried fish. 👌

Remember that you can also write to [email protected] if you need help planning your trip to Indonesia.

Selamat makan semuanya! 😋 ⠀


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Article author

Born in Valencia (Spain), his professional career has always revolved around the tourism sector. He studied tourism degree and later specialized in digital tourism marketing.

After working in various travel agencies. In 2018, he was a beneficiary of an Indonesian government scholarship to study at one of the most prestigious universities in the country. After specializing in the destination and having traveled and lived in various areas of Indonesia, he joined our team in early 2020.

Fernando is passionate about surfing and extreme sports. He’s the first to sign up for a trip, always looking for new adventures!

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