Secrets to the Perfect Nasi Goreng Recipe

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Secrets to the Perfect Nasi Goreng Recipe

You can find this dish in every restaurant in Bali. Who doesn’t love the traditional breakfast of Indonesian fried rice, served with all the salty, sweet, spiced flavours of Asia and topped with a sunny-side-up egg.

This recipe borrows the local secrets, make this popular dish from your own kitchen. Your family will love it!

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Nasi Goreng Recipe (Indonesian Fried Rice)
Serves 4

Fried rice:

  • 5-6 cups cooked & cooled long grain rice
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 brown onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. shrimp paste
  • 1 tsp. sambal
  • 1 carrot, peeled, finely chopped
  • 1 small chicken breast fillet, chopped (or pork)
  • 8-10 prawns, peeled and deveined
  • 3 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 small Chinese cabbage, finely shredded

To serve:

  • 4 eggs, fried sunny-side-up
  • sliced cucumber
  • thinly slices red chillies


1. Combine honey, soy sauce and sweet chilli sauce in a bowl & set aside.
2. Heat butter in a wok over high heat. Add brown onion, sambal, garlic, shrimp paste and carrot. Stir-fry for around 1 minute or until aromatic and onion is translucent
3. Add chicken to wok. Stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes or until sealed. Add prawns and stir-fry for another 2 minutes.
4. To the wok, add rice, soy mixture, shallots and cabbage. Stir-fry for 5 minutes or until rice is heated through.
5. Spoon nasi goreng onto serving plates, top with fried egg and serve with cucumber, chilli.


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