Nasi Goreng

"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.""
 
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photo by -Sylvie- photo by -Sylvie-
Ready In:
55mins
Ingredients:
20
Serves:
4-6
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ingredients

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directions

  • Saute bacon, crumble and set aside.
  • To reserved bacon fat, add red onion, celery, green onions, carrot, garlic and mushrooms- saute until tender.
  • Add soy sauce, fish sauce, catsup, brown sugar, coriander seeds, white pepper, curry powder and sambal oelek- saute 1-2 minutes to let flavors develop.
  • Mix in cooled cooked rice- put pan aside and keep warm.
  • In another pan saute shrimp in 1 tbl oil, salt and pepper to taste, mix into rice.
  • In the same pan, add 1 tbl oil, add beaten eggs and cook to desired degree of doneness, Turn out egg like a crepe, cut into thin strips and reserve.
  • Heat rice mixture through, mixing until sufficiently hot, put rice on plates, sprinkle with bacon bits, green onion, cilantro and egg strips.

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Reviews

  1. Peter J
    Delicious! Wonderful blend of flavors and a great looking dish as well that we really enjoyed using chicken as the meat.
     
  2. Mellowpuff
    This was delicious! We wouldn't change a thing!
     
  3. Mama Delta
    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 =)
     
  4. Engrossed
    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.
     
  5. Raspberry Cordial
    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.
     
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Tweaks

  1. -Sylvie-
    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.
     

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