Nasi Goreng is said to be the national dish of Indonesia, its a fragrant fried rice that is traditionally made with fresh prawns, chicken, eggs and seasonings, then garnished with spring onions and served with cucumbers and prawn crackers as accompaniments.
Ready in minutes, it’s the perfect use for leftover rice and makes an amazing weeknight meal. There are many variations of this dish, depending on the the ingredients available you can tweak the recipe to your taste, this is my take on this wonderful dish.
- 3 cups Cooked rice
- 1 Spring onions (chopped) + 1 tbsp for garnish
- 250 g Prawns
- 4-5 Crab sticks
- 1/4 cup Frozen peas
- 1 medium Carrot (chopped)
- 2 Garlic pods( finely chopped)
- 1 tsp Palm sugar
- Salt to taste
- 1 tsp Black pepper
- 1 tbsp Light soya sauce
- 2 tsp Fish sauce
- 2 tsp Chilli paste (Sambal Oelek)
- 2 Eggs (lightly beaten)
- 2 tsp Sesame oil
- 2 tbsp Vegetable oil
- Step 1 Heat a wok over high heat. Add sesame and vegetable oil, whirl around the wok till spread completely.
- Step 2 Add prawns and crab sticks, stir fry till the prawns are almost cooked completely. Now add the garlic, spring onions, carrots and peas, stir fry for 2 minutes.
- Step 3 Move the vegetables and prawns to one side of the wok and quickly add in the beaten eggs. Scramble the eggs until its cooked.
- Step 4 Add in the cooked rice, soya sauce, fish sauce, chilli paste, palm sugar, salt and pepper. Stir fry and toss for 1-2 minutes.
- Step 5 Serve onto a platter, garnish with spring onions and serve with cucumber and prawn crackers.