Friday, June 14, 2013
Do you have a favorite dish that you usually cook over and over again ?
A one-pot dish that can be cook in less than 15 minutes ?
The name nasi goreng may sound complicated but it's one of the easiest dish you could easily make ...
But then it's only fried rice ..... A very SCRUMPTIOUS fried rice ! And one of the World's 50 best foods according to CNNGo readers .....
I have a soft spot for Yang chow fried rice but there's something about the flavor combination of shrimp paste , chili and sweet soy sauce that makes my mouth water every time I think of nasi goreng lol
I've made nasi goreng before but this recipe from Saveur ( which I tweaked a bit ) is my to-go recipe since I've seen it at their site several months ago . I've cooked it from time to time since then but I haven't measured the ingredients until now , that is . Though the next time I'll cook this , I will add , maybe 5 grams more of shrimp paste and another chili for a more robust taste .
Beware , don't forget to turn on the exhaust fan or open your windows wide so as the main door since the smell of shrimp paste while you're toasting it will permeate every corner of your kitchen especially if your kitchen is as small as ours tsk ! Oh , so as yourself ! Just take a bath after , just in case ^___^ ''
Please check original recipe @ Saveur
about 3 1/2 cups leftover rice
10 grams dried shrimp paste
1 tablespoon grated palm sugar
1 shallot , roughly chopped
2 cloves garlic , minced
1 bird's eye chili , roughly chopped
1/2 tsp finely chopped ginger
1 tablespoon kecap manis or sweet soy sauce
For serving :
1 small cucumber , sliced
* In a non stick pan or a wok , over medium-high heat , stir fry shrimp paste for about 2 minutes or until fragrant . Transfer to a mortar and pestle , add in the sugar , shallot , garlic , chili and ginger ; grind until you have a ( roughly ) smooth paste .
* In the same pan , over medium-high heat , pour about a tablespoon of oil , fry each egg until set ; transfer to a plate ; set aside . Pour more oil , if necessary , add in the flavoring paste and stir fry until fragrant , about 2 minutes . Add the rice , breaking any clumps , cook , stirring constantly for 5 minutes ; add the soy sauce , stir well to combine , about a minute . Season with salt , give it a good stir . Divide into 2 plate, top with egg and some cucumber slices . Serve immediately .