Nasi Goreng Recipe (Indonesian Fried Rice)
Indonesian Fried Rice is not only about rice. It also features chicken, eggs, cabbage, and more!
Servings 4 people
- 5 cups (500g) cooked rice or leftover rice
- 3 tablespoons cooking oil , divided
- 4 eggs
- 5 shallots , peeled, sliced
- 1-2 red chilies , deseeded, minced
- 1 cup (200g) cooked chicken , diced (about 10 oz or 300g uncooked)
- 2 cups (250g) thinly sliced cabbage
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons sweet Indonesian soy sauce (kecap manis)
- sliced cucumber and tomato , for garnish
In a skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil and fry the eggs sunny side up. Set aside.
In a wok, or big skillet, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons oil and add the shallots, garlic, and chilies. Cook for 1-2 minutes. Add the cabbage and the cooked chicken and stir-fry for 2 minutes more, until the cabbage is wilted. Increase the heat to high and add the cooked rice, salt, and kecap manis. Stir-fry for a few minutes more, until mixed well and cooked through.
Serve with the fried eggs on top. Garnish with cucumber and tomato slices. Enjoy!
1. If you don't have any leftover rice and you want to cook the new one, the ratio of uncooked and cooked is about 1:3. It means that 170g of uncooked rice should give you 500g of cooked rice.
2. You can make the Indonesian sweet soy sauce at home. Just mix equal amounts of soy sauce and brown sugar and simmer until thickened.
Adapted from The Food of Indonesia by Heinz Von Holzen