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Top 10 quick and cheap veggie meals [#7: Veggie Nasi Goreng]

Updated on August 1, 2012
Cast your vote for Veggie Nasi Goreng

Traditional Nasi Goreng – which originates from Indonesia and literally means “fried rice” – contains some meat and fish (prawn). This is the vegetarian option, and personally I think is just as good. As a treat you can (optionally) add either bean curd or Quorn but that will bump up your costs. Also, if you can find sambal oelek chilli paste, this really does add a taste of authenticity to the dish.

APPROX COST (per serving): £1.00 / $1.60

Veggie Nasi Goreng (with cashew nuts)
Veggie Nasi Goreng (with cashew nuts)

Cook Time

Prep time: 2 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 12 min
Yields: Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 200g / 8oz Basmati rice
  • ½ tablespoon Oil (your preferred)
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 1 Carrot, diced
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced or finely chopped
  • 30g / 1oz (handful) Cashew nuts
  • 2 teaspoons Chilli flakes
  • to taste Soy sauce
  • 4 Eggs
  1. Bring a saucepan to the boil, lightly salt and add the basmati rice.
  2. Boil rapidly for 5 minutes.
  3. While the rice is cooking, heat the oil in a large wok or lidded frying pan.
  4. Add the chopped onion and carrot, and allow to cook for 2-3 minutes, constantly stirring.
  5. Add the garlic, cashew nuts and chilli flakes and fry for a further minute or so.
  6. Turn off the heat.
  7. Drain the excess water from the rice saucepan.
  8. Add the fried ingredients to the rice; add a few teaspoons of soy sauce.
  9. Stir and cover for 5 minutes.
  10. Now fry the eggs.
  11. Before serving, fluff the rice with a fork to separate the grains.
  12. Season to taste.
  13. Serve the rice on a plate with the fried eggs on top.

Other articles in this series

Top 10 quick and cheap veggie meals (for £1 / $1.60 or less!)

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Top 10 quick and cheap veggie meals [#2: Quinoa rice]
Top 10 quick and cheap veggie meals [#3: Veggie shepherd’s pie]
Top 10 quick and cheap veggie meals [#4: Chickpea Moloshyam]
Top 10 quick and cheap veggie meals [#5: Mushroom risotto]
Top 10 quick and cheap veggie meals [#6: Cheese Omelette]
Top 10 quick and cheap veggie meals [#7: Veggie Nasi Goreng]
Top 10 quick and cheap veggie meals [#8: Veggie Spaghetti Bolognese]
Top 10 quick and cheap veggie meals [#9: Macaroni cheese]
Top 10 quick and cheap veggie meals [#10: Curried eggs]

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      chamilj 5 years ago from Sri Lanka

      Mmmm looks delicious. Thanks for sharing!