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Nasi Goreng

Many Indonesian kids love this meal of fried rice. When families can afford meat, they sometimes cook the rice with shrimp or strips of chicken.
 

Nasi Goreng

Yields5 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time35 minsTotal Time50 mins

Adult help needed.

 1 cup uncooked white rice
 cooking oil
 3 eggs, beaten
 1 clove garlic
 1 small onion, chopped
 salt to taste
 1 tsp ground coriander
 1 tsp ground cumin
 3 tsp soy sauce
 chili bean sauce to taste (optional; found in Asian markets)
1

Prepare the rice according to package directions and place it in the refrigerator while you do steps 2 and 3.

2

Coat a large nonstick skillet with a little cooking oil and heat over medium. Pour in the eggs. Cook like an omelet until it begins to set, about 1 minute. Flip it over and cook until fully set, about 30 seconds. Remove the omelet to a cutting board and slice into ½-inch strips.

3

Finely chop or mash the garlic and onion (Samuel mashes them up with salt using a mortar and pestle). Heat 1 tbsp. cooking oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add the garlic, onions and salt and cook until onions are soft, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the coriander and cumin and mix well.

4

Add the rice, soy sauce and omelet strips, and cook 3 to 4 minutes more. Divide among four plates or bowls and enjoy.

Ingredients

 1 cup uncooked white rice
 cooking oil
 3 eggs, beaten
 1 clove garlic
 1 small onion, chopped
 salt to taste
 1 tsp ground coriander
 1 tsp ground cumin
 3 tsp soy sauce
 chili bean sauce to taste (optional; found in Asian markets)

Directions

1

Prepare the rice according to package directions and place it in the refrigerator while you do steps 2 and 3.

2

Coat a large nonstick skillet with a little cooking oil and heat over medium. Pour in the eggs. Cook like an omelet until it begins to set, about 1 minute. Flip it over and cook until fully set, about 30 seconds. Remove the omelet to a cutting board and slice into ½-inch strips.

3

Finely chop or mash the garlic and onion (Samuel mashes them up with salt using a mortar and pestle). Heat 1 tbsp. cooking oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add the garlic, onions and salt and cook until onions are soft, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the coriander and cumin and mix well.

4

Add the rice, soy sauce and omelet strips, and cook 3 to 4 minutes more. Divide among four plates or bowls and enjoy.

Nasi Goreng

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