Make Indonesia’s favorite fried rice!

5 months ago


Simply translated as “fried rice” in its country of origin, Nasi Goreng is so much more than its name evident from the hodge podge of ingredients that compose this colorful dish. The fun part though isn’t just eating this traditional Indonesian plate. It’s also composing it according to your preference.


Makes 6-8 servings

3 Tbsps Cooking oil
1 White onion, chopped
3 cloves Garlic, minced
1 cup Diced chicken meat
½ cup Peeled shrimps, boiled
½ cup Frozen green peas, blanched
1-2 Tbsps Shrimp paste (Chinese fine shrimp paste or Filipino bagoong)
2-3 Tbsps Kecap manis or soy sauce
1 Tbsp Sesame oil
Salt and black pepper, to season
5 cups Day-old cooked white rice


Fried egg
Fried dilis
Fried kropek
Chili paste

  1. In a large wok or frying pan, heat cooking oil. Sauté onions and then garlic until soft and fragrant.
  2. Toss in chicken and cook until meat turns white and firm. Add shrimps and peas. Season with shrimp paste, kecap manis or soy sauce, sesame oil, salt and pepper.
    3. Mix in the rice gently and continue mixing until the sauce is evenly distributed (no white parts). Season with salt and pepper. Transfer rice to a platter and serve with fried egg, crispy dilis, kropek, peanuts, and chili paste.


Recipe by Nina Daza-Puyat

Photographed by Zac Moran


Check out these other Asian favorites:

Chicken with Coconut Cream and Lemongrass

Lemon Honey Chicken

Braised Pork Belly in Soy Lemongrass


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