Indonesian Fried Rice
The Most Popular Indonesian Dish
Nasi Goreng means “Fried Rice” in Bahasa Indonesia, the Indonesian nationallanaugage. It is probably the most popular dish in Indonesian cuisine.
There are many good recipes for Nasi Goreng. Here is a good, reliable one, and simple to make. It takes about 2-0 minutes to organize and about 15 minutes for the actual cooking. This recipe serve 4 people.
1 small Onion
2 ounces Mutton or Beef (cooked leftover meat is usually used here)
½ cup Cabbage
4 dried Red Chilies
3 Garlic cloves
1 teaspoon Shrimp Paste (Sambal Udang)
2 tablespoons Vegetable Oil
2 ounces medium white Shrimp, cooked
½ cup Green Peas, fresh or frozen
2 Eggs, lightly beaten
8 ounces steamed White Rice, preferably a day old
Salt and freshly ground Black Pepper to taste
Begin with the various chopping and cutting operations, chopping the Onions, cutting the Meat into cubes about ½-inch square, cutting the Cabbage in small cubes, coarsely chopping the Shrimp.
Next, using a blender or food processor, combine the Chilies, Garlic, Onion and Shrimp Paste.
Then, heat the Oil in a large frying pan or wok over high heat and fry the spice mixture until golden brown, stirring constantly.
Next, add the Shrimp, Meat, Tomato Cabbage and Peast and cook 5 minutes, stirring, then push into an empty part of the pan and allow to set slightly before chopping into msall pieces sing the side of the wok’s spatula.
While this is happening, fry the Eggs in the center of the Wok, and when they are done, slice or chop into strips using the side of the spatula.
Finally, stir the Vegetables back into the Egg and cook, stirring well for 3 or 5 minutes.
Finally, add the Rice and season with Salt and Pepper. Stir again to combine well and it is ready to serve.