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Classic Nasi Goreng (Indonesian Fried Rice) Recipe

Classic Nasi Goreng (Indonesian Fried Rice) Recipe

Classic Nasi Goreng (Indonesian Fried Rice) Recipe

Every Asian country seems to have its version of fried rice and Indonesia has its own signature dish. I can’t think of another dish that is more widely eaten in the country or better known by tourists. What I love about Indonesia’s version is its depth of flavors; it’s salty and sweet rather than other, more bland interpretations. A substantial meal in itself, Classic Nasi Goreng is savory and hearty, making it a simple but addictive dish. Here, I’m providing an easy and traditional recipe that can be combined with any of your favorite meat or seafood, to create a sumptuous all-in-one meal.

Ingredients :

    • 2 tablespoons oil
    • 8 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 large shallot, minced
    • 2 large eggs
    • 4 heaping cups (700 g) cooked rice
    • 2 green onions (scallions), roughly chopped
    • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 2 tablespoons sweet soy sauce
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander


    • 1 large cucumber, thinly sliced
    • 1 tomato (8 oz/ 250 g), sliced

Method :

    1. Heat the oil in a large wok over high heat, sauté the garlic and shallot until golden brown and fragrant.
    2. Crack the eggs into the wok and scramble quickly until just cooked. Lower the heat to medium high.
    3. Add the cooked rice, green onions, soy sauce, sweet soy sauce, and all the dry spices. Stir-fry until thoroughly mixed for about 2 to 3 minutes, making sure to scrape the bottom of the wok so that none of the rice gets burnt. Serve very warm.