Monday, January 7, 2008

Nasi Goreng (Indonesian Fried Rice)

This is very famous dish , actually so many delicious indonesian food, but i don't know why this is more popular, perhaps its easy to make. When topped with egg, its "special" fried rice.


(serves 2)

  • 21/2 tbs oil
  • 200g chicken breast fillet,trimmed,thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp sambal oelek
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 brown onion,crushed
  • 4 green shallots, ends trimmed, cut into 3cm lengths or Frozen mix vegetables (peas ,carrot and corn)
  • 660g (4 cups) cooked jasmine rice or long-grain rice, cooled
  • 1 tbs kecap manis
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt & pepper
  • Lebanese cucumber, thinly sliced, to serve


  1. Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in a wok or frying pan over high heat. Add the chicken and stir-fry for 2 minutes or until cooked. Transfer to a plate.
  2. Heat the remaining oil in the wok. Add the sambal oelek, garlic and the white sections of the shallot and stir-fry for 1 minute or until aromatic.
  3. Add the chicken, rice, kecap manis and the green sections of the shallot(or frozen veg). Stir-fry for 2-3 minutes or until well combined and the rice is heated through. Divide among serving dishes.
  4. Add enough oil to the wok or frying pan to grease. Crack 1 egg into the wok. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until the white sets and the yolk is almost set or until cooked to your liking. Transfer to a plate. Repeat with the remaining egg, reheating the wok between batches. Place the fried eggs on the nasi goreng and top with cucumber.

Notes & tips
Tip: If you're not in a hurry, for the most authentic result, cook the rice a day ahead, spread it over a shallow dish and store, uncovered, in the fridge overnight. This prevents the rice sticking together in the wok.


Finla said...

Happy New year.
Here in belgium this is a famous dish as we are near to Holland and they have a large indonesian community.
It is delicious. Love to have them

Ti said...

Happycook: Happy New year to you too! yes i know, because i have some indonesian friends there.