Nasi goreng is a Southeast Asian fried rice dish, the perfect recipe for yesterday’s leftover rice.
About this Nasi goreng recipe
Traditionally it’s made with sunny side up fried egg, to allow for the soft yolk to run but we made it with a super quick omelette.
What goes in the fried rice?
Day old cooked rice – if you don’t have leftover rice, spread the cooked rice out on a sheet pan and pop in freezer for an hour or so. We love basmati rice and keep some frozen portioned bags of cooked rice in freezer.
Egg – as an omelette or fried to your liking (a runny yolk is delish)
Chicken – can use other proteins like prawn or pork.
Chilli – if you are brave, leave the seeds in for an extra kick.
Spring onion – separate the white and green bits and use as per recipe
Carrot – can also use other veg like corn kernels or peas
Kecap Manis – Indonesian sweet soy sauce available in all supermarkets. Easy to make it yourself, but don’t be silly!
Lime – adding a lovely acidity to take you all the way to Bali
Side – Iceberg lettuce, cucumbers, or tomato adds a lovely fresh touch