Nasi goreng or Indonesian fried rice

Nasi goreng or Indonesian fried rice

The best thing you can do with leftover rice – make fried rice :). This dish is always a savior for me when I have no idea what to cook and have some rice in my fridge (also, when I want to clean my fridge a little bit). I love how versatile it can be, you can play with ingredients and find the best flavors. 

Today’s dish – nasi goreng (it literally translates to fried rice). The key to this dish is a sauce and old rice. 

For 3-4 portions you will need:

  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 eggs 
  • 1 medium carrot, diced
  • 100 g snow peas
  • ½ small zucchini, diced
  • 3 cups cooked white rice , day old, cold 
  • fried onions
  • spring onions
  • chili

For the Sauce:

  • 2 tbsp roasted sesame oil
  • 3 tbsp kecap manis (you can substitute it with soy sauce and brown sugar)
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp sambal oelek (you can use sriracha)
  1. Prepare sauce in a small bowl and set it aside.
  2. Heat sesame oil in a large pan or wok over high heat. Add onion and cook for 1-2 min. 
  3. Add carrots and zucchini and sauté for 3-4 min. In the same pan, slip eggs and quickly stir it (you want to make scrambled eggs) then add snow peas with rice. 
  4. Pour sauce and combine everything. Let it cook until the sauce reduces down. 
  5. Add to a bowl and garnish with chili, spring onions and fried onions.