Easy Indonesian Fried Rice--Nasi Goreng. A quick and healthy meal. Add shrimp, chicken or both. Ready in 20 minutes!

Nasi Goreng (Indonesian Fried Rice)

Make this quick Indonesian Fried Rice (Nasi Goreng) when you have leftover rice! Add shrimp, chicken or make it a vegetarian meal and toss in some fresh vegetables instead.
Course Entrées/Main Dish
Cuisine Asian, Indonesian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 617kcal
Author Flavour and Savour


  • 2 cups Thai Jasmine Rice
  • 4 cups water (or 2 cups water and 2 cups vegetable or chicken broth)
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1or 2 chicken breasts boneless, skinless, cut in 1/2 inch strips
  • 24 large prawns (fresh or frozen) or shrimp, peeled
  • 2 tbsp grapeseed oil
  • 3-4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 medium shallot finely chopped
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger root finely grated
  • 1 tsp black pepper freshly ground
  • 2-3 tsp Sambal Oelek (hot chili paste)
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce or oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp ketjap manis (dark soy sauce)
  • 3 tbsp green onions finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves chopped


  • Boil rice in water or broth or water-broth combination until cooked. Rinse, drain and spread out on a baking sheet to cool. Prepare the rice at least 2 hours ahead, or preferably the day before, chilling in the refrigerator overnight.
  • Whisk eggs with sesame oil and salt in a small bowl. In a small skillet, make 2 thin omelettes and cut into strips. Set aside.
  • Heat a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the grapeseed oil and heat until it ripples.
  • Add the shallot, ginger, garlic, and pepper and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Then add the chicken and shrimp and stir-fry for a further 2-3 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.  Add the cooked rice and continue to stir-fry for 3 minutes.
  • Stir in the sambal oelek, oyster or fish sauce and ketjap manis and continue to heat, stirring for 2 minutes.
  • Turn onto large serving platter and garnish with the omelette strips, green onions and fresh cilantro. Serve hot.


Calories: 617kcal | Carbohydrates: 81g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 226mg | Sodium: 1142mg | Potassium: 554mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 325IU | Vitamin C: 5.4mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 2.4mg