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Indonesian Fried Rice

Origin: Indonesia by Chinese influence
Source: My Mother

Fried Rice

Notes, Tipps & Tricks

Nasi goreng is one of the most popular Indonesian food and has become a worldwide known name for an Asian rice dish. "Nasi" means rice and "goreng" means fried. In Indonesia Nasi goreng will be served as a main menu. So please don't be surprised, if you make a holiday in Indonesia and you come across a "Nasi Goreng" as part of a breakfast menu ;-) My husband used to laugh about it. Nasi goreng .... for breakfast??!! ha ha ha. What can I say?? Typical Indonesian. We eat mostly rice for breakfast, lunch and dinner :-). Here in western countries is little bit different. And of course you can eat Nasi goreng depends on your mood & appetite ;-).

Important Note : I should warn you that dried shrimp paste smells quite awful especially for Europeans, but the taste in Nasi Goreng or other finished dishes (if required) is greatfully aromatic and essential to the authenticity of Indonesian cuisine. My suggestion, use it only little at first as I write in this recipe. It is less than in my Indonesian version. If preferred you can add shrimps or vegetables into your nasi goreng such as : beansprouts, peas or shredded carrots.

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Ingredients

Ingredients for 2-3 persons:

  1. 300 gr/11 oz pre-cooked rice and cooled down.
  2. 150 gr/5 oz chicken fillet, cut in cubes
  3. 2-3 eggs
  4. Vegetables if preferred( ex : grated cabbage, carrot)
  5. 1 spring onion, finely sliced
  6. 2 tsp indonesian sweet soya sauce / kecap manis
  7. 1 tsp tomato sauce or tomato puree
  8. 1 tsp salt

Spice for the paste:

  1. 3 large red chillies, de-seeded, chopped
  2. 5 small red chillies / bird chillies (optional)
  3. 5 shalllots, chopped
  4. 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  5. 1/4 tsp roasted dried shrimp paste / terasi (optional)

Condiments & Garnish:

  1. 1 tomato, sliced
  2. 1 cucumber, sliced
  3. Kerupuk udang / shrimp chips
  4. Fried shallots / Onion
 Nasi Goreng Ingredients

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. 1

    Put all ingredients for the paste in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. (If necessery add a little bit oil to help the blending process).

  2. 2

    Heat 2 tbsp oil in a Wok or big saucepan. (Don't add oil if already added in a blender). Stir fry the paste all the time until you can smell a good aroma/fragrant.

    Bumbu Nasi Goreng
  3. 3

    Add the chicken, stir to mix. Proceed until the chicken is well cooked.

    Ayam Untuk Nasi Goreng
  4. 4

    Add the grated vegetables if used. Stir to cook.

    Sayuran Untuk Nasi Goreng
  5. 5

    Adjust the heat to medium. Add the cooked rice. Stir to mix.

    Masak Nasi Goreng
  6. 6a

    Add kecap manis, tomato sauce & spring onion. Add the salt to taste. Stir to mix and lift.

    Kecap Nasi Goreng
  7. 6bSaos Tomat Nasi Goreng
  8. 6cNasi Goreng Matang
  9. 7

    Fry the eggs into "sunny side up" form. You can also fry as omelet and then slice it thinly.

  10. 8

    Serve Nasi Goreng immediately. Garnish with slice tomato, cucumber and kerupuk udang (shrimp crackers).