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Nasi Goreng

Updated on April 9, 2013
4.5 stars from 4 ratings of Nasi Goreng

Excitement for the Palate

If you like fried rice, this Indonesian delight will literally, knock your socks off. Intensified with a bit of heat, this could well be your next success story at your next dinner party for the boss and his wife. All ingredients are readily available, but you might have to visit the oriental grocery for the keycap manis, which is a sweet, thick black soy sauce. I promise you that the side trip will be worth it. You can prepare this in a wok, or a large frying pan, but whatever you choose, it is quick, easy, and delectable after a hard day at work. Have a ball with this one, and enjoy. You'll make it again.

Nasi Goreng in Wok
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Cook Time

Prep time: 40 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 55 min
Yields: 6 generous servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups long-grained rice
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable or canola oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 fresh green chills or jalapeños
  • 1 leek
  • 1 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 pound chicken pieces
  • 1/2 pound shelled shrimp or prawn
  • 3 tbsp. kecap manis
  • 1 clove garlic
  1. This dish is best with cold leftover rice. Make the rice the night before, and knock 20 minutes off the preparation time. If you choose to cook fresh rice, let it cool at least 4 hours.
  2. Beat eggs and make omelet, slice into strips, then set aside.
  3. Heat oil in wok or large frying pan. Add chopped onion, leek garlic, and chilis or jalapeños. Fry until onion is soft, about 4 minutes.
  4. Add coriander and cumin, mixing well.
  5. Cut chicken into strips and add with shrimp or prawn to onion mixture, and cook, stirring occasionally until well mixed.
  6. Add rice, kecap manis(black soy), and omelet strips. Cook for 5 more minutes.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      oldiesmusic, you are so welcome. This recipe is wonderful, and I know that you will have it again and again, just like i do.

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      oldiesmusic 3 years ago from United States

      I love those rice dishes. A meal in itself. I mistake that as a Malaysian origin. Thanks for correcting that, and for sharing your own recipe of Nasi Goreng. :)

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Gypsy, I know that you won't be disappointed.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Suzie! Glad to be of service. This is a great recipe, though it might not have the same flavor that you were used to in a Thai restaurant. It is Indonesian, but I don't know from which island.

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      Gypsy48 3 years ago

      I love fried rice and I must try this recipe, sounds delicious.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Deb,

      Just had to check this out as I LOVE Nasi Goreng. I used to order it in a Thai restaurant whenever I went there for lunch or dinner. It was close by my place of work at the time in Dublin. Now I have moved to a rural location it will be great to make my own! Thanks so much for sharing one of my favorites.

      Voted up, useful, interesting and shared.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      KoffeeKlatch Gals, it is excellent, quite a bit different from the standard fried rice.

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      Susan Haze 3 years ago from Sunny Florida

      It sounds so good. I can't wait to try it.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      aud99, you are so right, and so many hard to find things for the discriminating cook, as well!

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      Audrey 3 years ago

      Fried rice is always easy to make. Sometimes, I would also buy those ready-made sauces to get a specific taste. There are always interesting finds in all those Asian grocery stores.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Oh, rajan, you will love it. I never tire of it. The interesting thing that I found about In donesian cooking, is that all he islands have their own regional way of making specific dishes.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      This seems different and of course interesting. Bookmarking and voted up. Rated 5 stars.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      You are so very welcome, My Cook Book. I love discovering new treasures in the kitchen.

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      Dil Vil 4 years ago from India

      This is simply awesome. A new recipe i have come across today. I must try this, thank you for this delicious dish.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      I wish you would, Insightful Tiger. That way, I could see what you have and plan it that way.

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      Insightful Tiger 4 years ago

      I hope you do and now I want to make a hub about it. I have some pictures from the wetlands preservation area.

      Nice to meet you on here :)

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      I was at Disney World a couple of times, but that was before I had a great interest in birds and photography. I've heard that you have some outstanding birds out there. I would love to come there one day soon and see what the area has.

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      Insightful Tiger 4 years ago

      Good for you! I see you have some great pictures! You would love my neck of the woods. I live right by the Great Florida Birding trail and the Viera wetlands preservation! Have you ever come out here to the space coast?

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Not a problem, Insightful Tiger. I just don't want to give my material away to Pinterest, especially my photos. I think I deserve what I make on them myself.

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      Insightful Tiger 4 years ago

      You are right about Pinterest, I found that little tidbit of information in the fine print :) I just didn't know that you could disable that on a hub! Good to know!

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Yes, Insightful Tiger. I was told that Pinterest claims the right to all pictures, so that's why I don't allow it.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Insightful Tiger, this will impress you, it certainly did me. It surpasses the taste of fried rice, as the secret is the kekap manis.

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      Insightful Tiger 4 years ago

      hmm... I get a message saying pinning is not allowed from this domain, were you aware?

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      Insightful Tiger 4 years ago

      Oooh one of my favorite dishes is fried rice. I can't wait to try this recipe, yumm. Voting up and pinning!

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      This is not a soy that you can really substitute. I'll bet you can get it on line.

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      Jayme Kinsey 4 years ago from Oklahoma

      This is definitely on my list of dishes to try. I don't have a place to buy the soy sauce though, so I may have to substitute. Love the idea of the sliced eggs in the stir fry!

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      I do too, Hurry and Habit. I have a few more things up my sleeve, especially when that ice cream maker gets here.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, precy anza! You can skip the spicy pepper if you so choose, it is still good. That kecap manis will sweeten it up.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Alicia, it will be right up your alley if you like spicy as much as I do.

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      Hurry and Habit 4 years ago

      Love to cook and this spice fried rice looks delicious!

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      precy anza 4 years ago from San Diego

      Looks good! I'd love to try this...... but I'm gonna skip the jalapeno, or maybe substitute it with something else. ^-^'

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      Linda Crampton 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I love spicy and flavorful food, so this recipe sounds just right for me. Thanks for sharing it, Deb, and thanks for the education, too. I've never heard of Nasi Goreng before.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      ChitrangadaSharan, you bet! These are the kinds of recipes that really hold my interest. I think I got it from my mother. When My father was in India in the service, he used to take a lot of photos and talk to people. He found a recipe for East India curried pickles that my mother made for him every year.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Jackie, you won't go wrong with this. Your guests will be talking about it for weeks. I know this, as it happened to me.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Oh, I'm pretty good in the kitchen, too, Cris(grin). I even do it for a living! Oh, definitely, kick it up a notch and double the peppers. If you ever fly into OKC, let me know...

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      Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      The name of the recipe is unique and the recipe is interesting. Its good to try something with parboiled rice.

      Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Does sound great with a lot of good tasting stuff that I know will make it good. Thanks!

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Wow, I never knew you do cook as well Deb. I love Nasi Goreng (spicy please) but I've never done it myself; just the regular fried rice with almost similar ingredients. Now, I look forward to trying my hands on it. I basically have everything in the kitchen except for the kecap manis. :)

      Thanks for sharing. I sure enjoy it.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      whonu, If she likes spicy, she will love it!

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      This sounds very delicious and I will strike up a deal with my wife to try it out. Thanks for the dish. whonu

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      I have been enjoying it for a couple of years now, Billy. I had the urge for it this weekend, then decided that it would be best if I share it.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Never heard of it, Deb, so I certainly have never tried it...but I will. Thank you!

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