This Nasi Goreng or Indonesian fried rice with shrimp is one of my favorite fried rice recipes that packs a punch of sweet, spicy and savory flavors your family will love. Great use for leftover rice and ready in 15 minutes.

Nasi Goreng Indonesian Fried Rice

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Nasi goreng is an extremely tasty dish exploding with Asian flavors! Serve this one time for lunch or dinner and Nasi Goreng Malaysian or Indonesian Fried Rice will most certainly become a staple in your home.
Servings: 4
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients:

For the Rice:

  • 2 tbsp oil for cooking
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 red Thai Chili
  • 1 small onion
  • 4 cups cooked rice (Jasmine rice is great for fried rice)
  • 1 tbsp shrimp paste
  • 1/4 tbsp Turmeric powder
  • 200 grams cooked shrimp or chicken
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp kecap manis (or dark soy sauce)

Chicken Marinade:

  • 1 lb chicken fillet
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce or Hoisin sauce
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp dark soy sauce

For Garnish:

  • 1 egg sunny side up
  • 1 cucumber and tomato sliced
  • 1 tsp fried shallots
  • 2 wedges lime

Instructions:

Prep the Chicken (if using):

  • Prepare the chicken marinade and pour it over chicken. Store in the fridge and marinate for about 30 minutes.
    This Nasi Goreng or Indonesian fried rice with shrimp is one of my favorite fried rice recipes that packs a punch of sweet, spicy and savory flavors your family will love. Great use for leftover rice and ready in 15 minutes.

Prep the Rice:

  • Heat oil in a large skillet or wok over high heat. Add the onion, garlic, and red chili, cook for 1 minute.
  • Add the shrimp paste and Turmeric, stir fry for 30 seconds.
  • Now, add the rice, light soy sauce, Kecap Manis (or dark soy sauce). Stir constantly for about 2 minutes until the sauce mix with rice thoroughly and the rice grains start to caramelize.
  • Add the cooked shrimp or chicken (or any leftover meat) and toss until well combined. Turn off the heat.
  • Toss the spring onions and divide the rice among serving plates.

Serving:

  • Top with cooked egg (sunny side up with runny yolk) and fried shallots. Serve with tomato, cucumber, and sambal oelek on the side.

Notes

1.) Sambal Oelek is a spicy paste made from fresh red chilies. You can find this at your local Asian store.
 
2.) Kecap Manis is a sweetened aromatic soy sauce, originating in Indonesia, which has a darker color and has a syrupy consistency. You can find this at the Asian market.
 
3.) Shrimp Paste - is made from dried and fermented shrimp (sometimes mixed with fish). It's briny, the umami-dense flavor is deeply ingrained in many Asian dishes.  Usually found on a shelf of any Asian market.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 317.38kcal

Please note that all nutrition information are just estimates. Values will vary among brands, so we encourage you to calculate these on your own for most accurate results.

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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian
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