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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

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