Nasi goreng, meaning “rice fried”, is an Indonesian classic and can be had morning, noon and night! Our version is made with Kicap Manis, a sweet and thick soy sauce that is boldly full of flavour.
Tildalicious Tip: If you cannot get kicap manis then replace with a mix of 2 tbsp soy sauce and 1 tbsp soft brown sugar.
- 31 - 60 Minutes
How to make Nasi Goreng
- 300g Tilda Easy Cook Long Grain rice (or 2 pouches Tilda Premium USA Long Grain Microwave rice)
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 3 tbsp Kicap Manis
- 1 tbsp fish sauce
- Juice of 1 lime
- 4 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 red chilli, finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
- 2cm knob of ginger, peeled and finely chopped
- 250g raw king prawns
- 2 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
- 150g green beans, cut in half
- 4 spring onions
- Fresh coriander
- Soy sauce to serve
Cook the rice in a large pot of boiling water for 20 minutes or until just tender. Alternatively, stir fry 2 packs of Long Grain Microwave rice with the other ingredients for 3 minutes in Step 7.
Over a medium heat, add one tablespoon of oil to a large non-stick frying pan or wok. When hot add the beaten eggs and swirl the pan until you create a thin omelette. Set aside to cool and then cut into thin strips.
In a bowl, combine the Kicap Manis, fish sauce and lime and set aside.
When the rice is almost ready, over a medium heat, heat half the oil in a large wok or frying pan. When the pan is hot, add the chilli and garlic and fry for 30 seconds or until the garlic is just golden.
Add the ginger, prawns and shredded chicken breast and stir fry for a further one minute.
Add the green beans and spring onions and cook until the prawns turn pink and are cooked through.
Add the rice to the pan and stir to combine.
Pour over the soy sauce mixture, add the sliced omelette and stir fry until all the ingredients are coated and piping hot. Sprinkle with the remaining spring onions and chopped coriander.
What is nasi goreng?
Nasi goreng is a popular Indonesian fried rice dish made with cooked rice stir-fried in a flavourful blend of spices and vegetables, and often accompanied by proteins like chicken, prawns or eggs.
Is nasi goreng spicy?
The spiciness of nasi goreng can vary depending on the recipe and personal preference. Some versions can be mildly spiced, while others may have a stronger kick of heat.
Can you freeze nasi goreng?
Yes, you can freeze nasi goreng. Allow it to cool completely before transferring it to an airtight container or freezer bag. It can be kept in the freezer for up to 2-3 months. Defrost and reheat thoroughly before serving.
How to make nasi goreng paste?
To make nasi goreng paste, blend together ingredients like shallots, garlic, ginger, red chilli peppers, shrimp paste and lemongrass until you achieve a smooth paste consistency. This paste forms the base for flavouring the fried rice.
How to make nasi goreng spice mix?
The nasi goreng spice mix typically includes ground coriander, ground cumin, ground turmeric and sometimes a pinch of ground cinnamon. Mix these spices in the desired proportions to create the spice mix for your nasi goreng.
How to pronounce nasi goreng?
It is pronounced as “nah-see goh-reng.”
Is nasi goreng gluten-free?
Nasi goreng is usually gluten-free if made with naturally gluten-free ingredients like rice, vegetables, and proteins. However, some pre-made sauces and seasonings may contain gluten, so it’s essential to check the labels or make your own gluten-free versions.
What does nasi goreng taste like?
Nasi goreng has a rich umami flavour with a delightful blend of aromatic spices. It’s slightly sweet and savoury, and often has a hint of spiciness. The taste can vary depending on the ingredients and spices used.
What to eat with nasi goreng?
Nasi goreng is a complete dish on its own, but you can serve it with traditional accompaniments like prawn crackers, fried eggs, pickles or sliced cucumber to add texture and flavour.
What to serve with nasi goreng?
To complement nasi goreng, you can serve side dishes like Indonesian-style satay skewers, chicken sate, gado-gado (vegetable salad with peanut sauce), or acar (pickled vegetables). These dishes enhance the overall dining experience.