Nasi goreng

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

Serves 2

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
some salt

For serving :

2 eggs
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 .


  1. Hi Anne, I definitely lava your fried rice, pass me a big bowl and possible with extra eggs, please. :))
    Look really inviting and delicious.

    Have a nice weekend.

  2. Oh, your Nasi goring look absolutely delicious! next time you can add some thinly slice green beans, will be good too.

  3. This is my absolute favourite rice dish, Anne.

  4. Anne, your nasi goreng look very delicious! I love nasi goreng too! We usually have potatoes and tomatoes and egg in the fried rice.

  5. love nasi goreng all time! never tried with palm it a little sweet here?

    1. Lena , as long as you go easy with kecap manis it won't be sweet :D

  6. I love Nasi Goreng and now I am craving for some, Anne you are wicked!

  7. Oh, such a lovely, flavorful rice! It sounds scrumptious!!!

  8. Anne this look absolutely delicious I love it!!

  9. Hi Anne,
    Nasi goreng is always a comfort to have for a lovely and satisfying meal. And looks especially delicious with the fried egg! Yum!

  10. Hi Anne. Belacan fried rice, yummy! There's another variety which has fried anchovies and water spinach added in, they call it Nasi Goreng Kampung back home. Mouth watering already, i think i better get some sleep before i end up getting some food :)

  11. This sounds like the perfect meal. I would make this every day if I could. Yum!

  12. I goreng nasi quite often as I'm game for a one-dish meal any time. But adding in palm sugar is something new to me.... must try!

  13. I actually have a piece of belacan sitting on my kitchen top and I can't decide what to do with it:P This looks like a great dish to try...I usually cook it the yong chow way. I like the kampung style too!

  14. Hi Anne,
    We usually have nasi goreng for lunch if I am out idea what's for lunch ..heehee
    My kids will be really happy with your style of nasi goreng (especially that sunny sided fried egg)
    Yum yum!

  15. Ok, I have got all these ingredients so will give this a go. You make it sound easy. I tend to toast shrimp paste by putting it into a little tinfoil package and throwing it onto the flame - seems to work and doesn't smell quite so much. Cheers


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