indonesian fried rice with vegetables, shrimp

indonesian fried rice with vegetables, shrimp

Nasi Goreng is considered to be Indonesia’s national dish and literally translates to “fried rice” in Bahasa Indonesia. This tasty dish is stir-fried in oil, with sweetened soy sauce and other ingredients such as chicken, shrimps and egg. Other variants use salted dried fish.


Cook rice and allow to cool, fluffing it with a fork to separate the grains. Combine kecap manis, soy sauce and chilli sauce in a bowl and set aside. Heat wok over high heat, then add 1 tbsp oil to coat the wok. Make 4 thin omelettes with the eggs; roll them up individually and cut across into thin slices. Heat remaining oil over high heat. Add onions, garlic, sambal olek, carrot and shrimp paste. Stir fry for about a minute, then add the chicken. Stir fry for two more minutes, then add the prawns. Stir fry until shrimps turn pink. Add the cold rice, green onions, cabbage and the soy mixture. Stir fry for another 3 to 4 minutes and add half the omelette.Place the Nasi Goreng on a serving plate, top with the rest of the sliced omelette and the fried shallots. Place the sliced chillies on the side of the plate.


  • 3 to 4 cups cooked rice, fluffed and cooled to room temperature or use leftover rice
  • 2 1/2 tbsp kecap manis (sweet soy sauce)
  • 1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce1 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup peanut oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 brown onion sliced thinly
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped finely
  • 1 tsp shrimp paste1 tsp sambal olek
  • 1/4 cup fried shallots
  • 1 carrot peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 chicken breast fillet, chopped
  • 300g small prawns, peeled, deveined and chopped roughly
  • 3 stalks green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 small Napa cabbage, shredded finely
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 thinly sliced red chillies, to serve
  • Tsp = teaspoon(s)
  • Tbsp = tablespoon(s)
  • Pcs = pieces
  • 28.4 grams = 1 ounce

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