Java Rice Recipe

Java Rice is a yellowish to reddish rice that is usually served with grilled or fried main dishes. Not to be mistaken with any rice variation in Indonesia, this Java Rice recipe that we have here is Filipino Style which is suited for the Filipino taste.

When you search for Java Rice recipe in the internet, you will see hundreds of recipes with different manner of preparation. Some might be legit while some may be not, the most important thing is that anyone can easily make it and it should taste good. Here at Panlasang Pinoy, we pride ourselves by giving you the easiest Filipino recipes that anyone can prepare. All of our recipes have been tried and tested — this Java Rice recipe is no exception.

Whether you are making Chicken Inasal, Chicken Barbecue, or even Skewered Filipino Pork Barbecue, Java Rice is the best kind of rice to serve them with, and this Java rice recipe will show you how. Have I mentioned that this recipe does not involve stove top cooking? All you need to do is mix all the ingredients with hot steamed rice.

Try this Java Rice Recipe and let me know what you think.

Java Rice

Java Rice Recipe


  • 5 to 6 cups warm steamed white rice
  • 1/2 tablespoon annatto powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 3 tablespoons margarine
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Cooking Procedure

  1. Melt margarine by using the microwave oven (about 10 seconds).
  2. Combine turmeric and annatto powder. Mix well.
  3. Put-in garlic powder, onion powder, and salt. Stir until everything is distributed.
  4. Pour-in mixture on warm steamed rice. Gently mix so that the rice is coated by the mixture.
  5. Serve with Fried Pork Chop and Atchara.
  6. Share and enjoy!

Number of servings (yield): 6


  1. ivy says

    finally found the right java rice for my taste, thanks vanjo…i always refer my cooking to your website….your like the julia child for filipinos esp here abroad…thanks for all that you do. ….

  2. Ronald Almonte says

    you’ve been a lot of help to me since then, thank you very much for all the recipes, my future wife love them all.

  3. says

    Yes, you will need to melt the margarine and then add turmeric, annatto powder, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt with the margarine. Stir everything together and then mix with warm white rice.

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