By PaulaG on June 15, 2004
Photo by Peter J
Photo by Peter J
"This recipe is one of my adopted recipes. I finally made it and it is really a full flavored dish. It does require a lot of prep but is so worth it. The intro from the psoting chef: "This is one of the most popular and well known Indonesian rice dishes. I have tried many versions and I always come back to this one. Chicken can be substituted for the shrimp.""
Serving Size: 1 (220 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"Delicious! Wonderful blend of flavors and a great looking dish as well that we really enjoyed using chicken as the meat."
"This was delicious! We wouldn't change a thing!"
"This recipe ROCKS!! It requires a lot of prep work, but it's so well worth the effort. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great Indonesian meal. Oh, and to completely authenticate the experience, serve this with a side of krupuk (prawn crackers). Thanks so much for sharing =)"
"WONDERFUL! This is one of the most involved Asian dishes I've made but was well worth it. I made it as directed with Thai red curry powder and Shrimp. I ended up mixing the toppings in as we had a lot of leftovers. This was a bit spicy but the flavors are well balanced. Made for the Zaar Stars tag game."
"There are so many wonderful flavours happening in this dish! I made it with the shrimp and basmati rice. Yes, there is a bit of prep, but it comes together really quickly at the end, and is well worth it! I think this can be easily stretched to 6 servings."
"This is 5++...excellent recipe. I had never heard of Nasi Goreng, but am so glad to have discovered this wonderful blend of flavors. Only change was to add tsp. fresh grated giner and tblsp. red pepper flakes. Thank you for posting. (I didn't have sambal oelek so left it out..didn't seem to make a difference)"
"This is absolutely amazing. I made it to compliment the dishes in my Thai dinnerparty, and my guests voted this the best. Thanks muchly!"
"This is definitely a keeper. I have always liked Nasi Goreng, but had never tried making it myself. My BF and I both thought it was a wonderful recipe. I don't like celery so I replaced it with green bell pepper and I was also out of carrots. Everything else I did as stated, using the chicken instead of shrimp. It's a dish with quite complex, but very well balanced flavour and the sambal oelek adds a nice kick to it. Thanks for sharing."
"I really enjoyed this. For my portion I left out the rice, but added the rice to my husband's portion. It was flavorful and spicy, but not overkill. In the interest of time, I prepared the first fifteen ingredients the day before, refrigerated and finished the dish the next night. It was a complete meal in and of itself."
"Wow, Mean Chef-- this is delicous nasi goreng. I had leftover steak and leftover rice, so I put this recipe to great use. My celery was looking pathetic so I replaced it with chopped red bell pepper, plus I threw in some fresh ginger. I also added a small amount of dark sesame oil and a tsp of brown sugar to the egg before cooking it. The only thing I'd do differently next time is go a bit less with the coriander seed-- I used 1 tsp ground and I think I'd go with perhaps 1/2 tsp. Fantastic meal. Thanks for posting!"
"Quite a blend of flavors and textures, says Dh, who adored this. I made a couple of substitutions to accomodate what I had on hand - diced ham for bacon and edamame for mushrooms and used the chicken option rather than shrimp. Definitely a one-dish meal."
"Extremely delicious and quite unusual to me as I've had nothing like this before. Has a taste of India to it but then there is the unexpected bacon and egg strips. Very complex and rich flavors in this rice dish. I found it to be very filling and had leftovers -- much to my delight. :)"
"Great stuff! Omitted the fish sauce but nothing else. I stir fried then added precooked basmati rice to the shrimp in the pan and added the bacon and egg strips and heated through. Garnished with coriander leaves. Thank you. :)Fay Oops! Edited and forgot to select the stars. Sorry! Fay"