Indonesian Nasi Goreng (Fried Rice)

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Technique: Saute Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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  • 2 cups - long-grain white rice
  • 2 - beaten eggs
  • 2 - dry thin red chillies
  • 2 tsp - sesame oil
  • Salt to taste | 1 cup - boneless meat cut into 1/2 inch strips
  • a cup - cleaned prawns
  • 6 tbsp - vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp - chopped garlic
  • 1 - medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp - finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 1/2 tsp - freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp - dried shrimp paste
  • 1 tbsp - oriental chilli sauce
  • 1 tbsp - oyster sauce - 1 tbsp
  • Dark low-sodium soy sauce - 3 tbsp
  • Finely chopped, spring onions - 1/2 cup
  • Fresh chopped coriander leaves to garnish.

How to Make Indonesian Nasi Goreng (Fried Rice)

  • Cook the rice in water to which a little salt is added and set aside to cool.
  • (For better results, do this at least 2 hours ahead or keep to cool overnight).
  • Mix sesame oil and salt, and set aside.
  • Heat a wok, add 4 tbsps vegetable oil and when hot, pour in the beaten egg and leave to fry. Remove and set aside.
  • Continue heating the remaining oil until it is very hot and add the onions, ginger, dry red chillies, shrimp paste, garlic, and pepper, and stir-fry for 2 mins, mashing the shrimp paste while sauteing.
  • Then add chicken and shrimp and stir fry for a further 2 mins.
  • Add rice and toss and cook covered for 3 mins.
  • Add the chilli sauce, oyster sauce and dark soy sauce and continue to stir fry for 2 mins.
  • Shred the egg and leave some for the garnishing.
  • Add the remaining egg into the pan and cook for a min. Turn onto a large serving platter and garnish with the spring onion, egg and fresh coriander, and serve.