Nasi Goreng (fried Rice)

I first tried this in Spain in an Indonesian restaurant owned by a Spaniard who was married to an Indonesian woman. It blew me away and I have loved this cuisine ever since.


1. Heat the oil in a large wok. Add the onions, garlic and chillies or chilli powder and stir fry fro 1-2 mins. Stir in the combination of the other ingredients that you have chosen and mix well.
2. Continue stirring and frying the mixture until all the ingredients are thoroughly heated through. Now add the rice, soya sauce, brown sugar and salt and pepper to tasts. Stir and fry the rice continuously for 4-6 minutes or until all the rice grains are coated with oil and any uncooked ingredients are tender. Add more oil (in Indonesia they also add a beaten egg) if the rice starts to dry out.
Serve the fried rice immediately on a large serving plate and decorate it with a combination of selected garnishes.

Hints 'n' Tips

This looks very impressive if served on a large serving dish and garnished with some of those suggested in the list. I love it with the fried eggs sitting on top with fried onion rings scattered over.


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