Fried rice is a breakfast dish in Indonesia and I believe Holland too. It is often made from the boiled rice that has been left over from the previous night's meal. My grandmother says it got it's name because it was originally made to serve Hitler's troops. It was nutritional for the soldiers and easily made from leftovers the army cook had on hand. Hitler was evil but he did make sure his troups ate a nutritious breakfast.
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- 1Slice your onion lengthwise.
- 2Heat the oil and fry the onion, garlic, chili and shrimp paste until the onion is soft.
- 3Add the rice and salt to taste. Mixing thoroughly while constantly stirring until every grain of rice is coated; then add the soya sauce and mix again until the colour is even throughout.
- 4The rice should take on a nice orange-red tint from the chili powder.
- 5Cooked meat or prawns can be added with the soya sauce. Onion crisps (Goreng Bawang) is used as a garnish.
- 6To make it 'istimewa' or special, a lightly fried egg, some cucumber slices and kerupuk (prawn or shrimp crackers) are served on top of the rice.
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Nutritional Facts for Nasi Goreng Istimewa (Special Fried Rice)
Serving Size: 1 (226 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 319.3
- Calories from Fat 65
- Total Fat 7.3 g
- Saturated Fat 1.1 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 258.8 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 56.8 g
- Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
- Sugars 1.3 g
- Protein 5.2 g
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