20-Minute Nasi Goreng (Indonesian Fried Rice)
Meet sinangag’s distant cousin — nasi goreng! These rice dishes deliver different flavor profiles, made distinct by their contrasting colors. Indonesian fried rice has a deep brown hue with a smoky aroma that lures you to take a spoonful immediately. At first, you’ll taste the sweetness from kecap manis (sweetened soy sauce). Then comes a kick of umami from terasi (fermented shrimp paste), which raises your eyebrow and entices you to scarf down the whole bowl.
Some ingredients of authentic nasi goreng might be hard to find locally. Instead, follow this nasi goreng recipe with easy-to-find components for your next mealtime!
Sauté candlenut and bagoong with the onion and garlic to make your nasi goreng more aromatic.
- 2 tbsp canola oil
- 1 pc onion, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 cup chicken breast fillet strips
- 1 pc Knorr Shrimp Cube, mashed
- 1 tbsp chili paste
- 2 tbsp sweet soy sauce (Bango Kecap Manis or ¼ cup soy sauce reduced with 2 tbsp sugar)
- 1 pc bird's eye chili, chopped
- 4 cups cooked rice
- 1/4 cup carrot strips
- 1/4 cabbage, shredded
- 1 pc fried egg
- fresh cilantro (optional)
- slice of lime