Malaysian Nasi Goreng (fried rice)
Nasi goreng fried rice is a popular dish which is served in many locations around the world. “Nasi goreng” actually means “fried rice” in Indonesian. It is especially popular in parts of Asia. It is served for breakfast in the Pacific regions and lunch in other Asian countries. In Malaysia, nasi goreng is one of their famous types of fried rice which is similar in taste to Indonesian fried rice. There are a lot of variations to making fried rice, but the most unique I’ve experienced is the nasi gaoreng of Malaysia. This dish has a spicy and curry like taste, and the aroma is truly fantastic. You can pair this rice with chicken, beef, or lamb. It can be served as a main dish, as well.
- 2 cups cold cooked rice
- 1 tbsp. of Sambal oelek chili paste
- 1 tbsp sweet soy sauce (kecap manis)
- 1 tbsp nasi goreng seasoning mix (optional)
- 1/4 kilo boneless chicken breasts, cut in cubes
- 1 cup peeled prawns or shrimps
- 3 wedges of cucumber, peeled and sliced (for garnishing)
- 1 tomato, sliced
- 2 green chili pepper, chopped
- 1/4 cup shallot or onion leeks, chopped
- 1 sunny side up fried egg
- cooking oil
- Servings: 2
- Time: 30 minutes
- Level: Easy
- Cuisine: Malaysian
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- Heat the cooking oil in a wok. Add the Sambal paste and stir and fry until it’s fragrant.
- Add in the chicken and chopped green chili peppers. Stir and fry until the chicken turns golden brown. Add in the peeled prawns and stir until they change color.
- Put the cooked rice in. Stir and it fry for more few minutes until it’s well blended. Season it with sweet soy sauce (kecap manis) and Nasi Goreng seasoning mix. Stir it well for a couple of minutes.
- Place it on a platter and garnish it with sliced cucumbers and tomatoes on the side. Top it with a fried egg. Sprinkle some chopped onion leeks over the top.
- Serve and enjoy your fantastic Malaysian Nasi Goreng fried rice!
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