Indonesian Nasi Goreng (Stir Fried Rice)

Indonesian Nasi Goreng

Indonesian Nasi Goreng (Stir Fried Rice)

Nasi Goreng is a simple recipe from Indonesia but it is also very popular in Malaysia and Singapore. A truly authentic Nasi Goreng from Indonesia is plain and simple, consisting of leftover rice stir-fried with a flavoring paste. Sometimes ingredients such as shrimp, meat, and vegetables are added. Our favorite version can be found in the hawkers of Singapore where a few more ingredients are added. But for us the most important thing on this recipe is that you serve it with an fried egg. Here we show you how easy you can cook the traditional version of this dish.


gluten free lactose free

1 shallot
1 garlic
300 g cooked rice
1 red chili, chopped
½ tsp shrimp paste
2 tbs neutral oil
½ tsp palm sugar
1 tbs sweet soy sauce
2 fried eggs
2 green onions, chopped

In the beginning you have to break the leftover rice using the back of a spoon so they don’t clump together. Then use a wok, toast shrimp paste on low heat until it becomes dry and aromatic.

Now you blend the shallot, garlic, red chili and toasted belacan in a mortar. Transfer the blended paste into a small cup.

Heat up a wok and add neutral oil. Add paste and stir-fry until aromatic or when the oil separates. Add rice into the wok and stir well with the flavoring paste. Now add soy sauce, palm sugar, green onions and stir-fry well. Meanwhile you fry the eggs in a small pan. Finally you serve the fried rice with the fried eggs and cucumber slices.


In Indonesia Nasi Goreng is served with many sides like fish sauce and chili (Thai: Nam Pla Prik), fresh cucumber, prawn crackers and other fresh vegetables.

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