Indonesian Fried Rice (Nasi Goreng)

Recipe by Daydream
READY IN: 25mins




  • Boil rice in plenty of salted water until cooked.
  • Rinse, drain and spread the rice to cool.
  • Do this at least two hours ahead, or preferably, leave overnight in the fridge.
  • Combine eggs with sesame oil and salt, and put aside (see below).
  • Heat wok or large frying pan over heat until hot.
  • Add oil, and wait until it is very hot and slightly smoking.
  • Add the onions, ginger, shrimp paste, garlic, and pepper, and stir-fry for 2 minutes, squashing the shrimp paste as you go.
  • Then add chicken and shrimp and stir-fry for a further 2 minutes.
  • Add rice and continue to stir-fry for 3 minutes.
  • Now add the chilli bean sauce or sambal oelek, oyster sauce and ketjap manis/dark soy sauce and continue to stir-fry for 2 minutes.
  • Finally, add egg mixture and continue to stir-fry for another minute.
  • Alternatively make 2 thin omelettes from the egg mixture ahead of time and cut into strips.
  • These can then be used as garnish on the finished dish.
  • Turn onto large serving platter and garnish with the spring onion and fresh cilantro, and serve hot.