Nasi Goreng (Indonesian Fried Rice)

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Nasi Goreng is the national dish of Indonesia cooked by street vendors in food carts across the country. It’s extremely easy to make and it tastes delicious!

Nasi Goreng is the national dish of Indonesia cooked by street vendors in food carts across the country. It's extremely easy to make and it tastes delicious!

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One of the reasons why Nasi Goreng is so popular is the simplicity of the dish. Everything is thrown into the wok, delicious spices are added and boom, you're done. It's served all over Indonesia and the far east as a main meal but it's also a popular breakfast too. If you've cooked any of our dishes before (like our Chicken Jambalaya or Paella), you'll know we love easy one-pot rice dishes, so it's no surprise that this is a favourite.

If you've got The High Protein Handbook 1, our first recipe book, you might have tried the Nasi Goreng recipe found there. This one has been tweaked. After watching every video on YouTube of street food vendors making this, the recipe has been perfected and is pretty much as authentic as you can get.

The recipe has a good splash of kepcap manis, sweet Indonesian soy sauce. Although it sounds like the kind of condiment that you'd have to hunt down in speciality shops, most of the major supermarkets sell it. If you can't get any, you can make your own (just google it) or just use normal soy sauce and some honey, it's pretty much the same thing.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 serving

Servings 4


Amount Per Serving
Calories 494
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g16%
Total Carbohydrate 63g21%
Protein 38g76%

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time30 mins
 1 tbsp coconut oil
 500 g chicken breast, finely chopped
 3 eggs
 7 g ginger, crushed
 7 g garlic, crushed
 1 small red onion, finely chopped
 ½ tsp turmeric
 1 ½ tsp chilli flakes
 3 tbsp kepcap manis*
 250 g basmati rice, raw weight, cooked then chilled
 fresh coriander, chopped
*If you don't have kepcap manis
 1 tbsp honey
 3 tbsp soy sauce
1

Heat the coconut oil in a wok on a very high heat until it begins to smoke.

2

Add the chicken and fry until golden brown.

3

Move to the edge of the wok and add the eggs. Lightly scramble then mix through with the chicken.

4

Add the onion, garlic, ginger, turmeric and chilli flakes and fry for another few minutes.

5

Add the chilled, cooked rice and the kepcap manis. Fry, mixing continuously for 2-3 minutes.

6

Serve. Garnish with a fried egg on top and fresh coriander.

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Ingredients

 1 tbsp coconut oil
 500 g chicken breast, finely chopped
 3 eggs
 7 g ginger, crushed
 7 g garlic, crushed
 1 small red onion, finely chopped
 ½ tsp turmeric
 1 ½ tsp chilli flakes
 3 tbsp kepcap manis*
 250 g basmati rice, raw weight, cooked then chilled
 fresh coriander, chopped
*If you don't have kepcap manis
 1 tbsp honey
 3 tbsp soy sauce

Directions

1

Heat the coconut oil in a wok on a very high heat until it begins to smoke.

2

Add the chicken and fry until golden brown.

3

Move to the edge of the wok and add the eggs. Lightly scramble then mix through with the chicken.

4

Add the onion, garlic, ginger, turmeric and chilli flakes and fry for another few minutes.

5

Add the chilled, cooked rice and the kepcap manis. Fry, mixing continuously for 2-3 minutes.

6

Serve. Garnish with a fried egg on top and fresh coriander.

Nasi Goreng (Indonesian Fried Rice)