Nasi Goreng - Indonesian fried rice


Nasi Goreng is an Indonesian fried rice rich with vegetables, fish and egg. The dish which is available in any food stall and restaurants in Jakarta, Nasi Goreng has become more popular in South India, especially Kerala. The sweet and spicy flavours make it different from the normal fried rice. It's is simple to make and here is the recipe:


50 gms basmati rice

10 gms shrimp paste

2 tsp sambal sauce

1 tsp fish sauce

1 tsp oyster sauce

1 tsp chilli paste

40 gms prawn

1 egg

10 gms cucumber

10 gms tomato

12 gms prawn crackers

40 gms chicken satay


Heat a tablespoon of oil on low heat in a wok

Add the shrimp paste, and cook until it is brown and fragrant

Add prawn, sambal sauce, fish sauce, and oyster sauce

Add the chilli paste followed by the rice. Turn up the heat

Stir fry until all the ingredients are evenly distributed

Stir constantly so that none of the ingredients stick to the wok

Add two tablespoons of water if you feel the rice is too grainy and hard

The rice should be nice and fluffy

Heat the remaining tablespoon of cooking oil in another pan and fry the eggs sunny side up

Serve the rice with a few slices of cucumbers and tomatoes

Garnish with chicken satay, fried eggs, and prawn crackers.