Nasi goreng (Indonesian stir-fried rice)

Nasi goreng (Indonesian stir-fried rice)

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Prep: 25 mins Cook: 25 mins

Easy

Serves 4 - 6

This fragrant rice dish with chicken, prawns and shredded omelette is the ultimate comfort food for spice lovers

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving (6)

  • kcal442
  • fat15g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs45g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre5g
  • protein28g
  • salt1.3g
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Ingredients

  • 300g long-grain rice
    Rice

    Rice

    r-eye-s

    Rice is a grain, the seed of a type of grass, which is the most widely grown and the most…

  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 100g fine green beans, cut in half
  • 2 chicken breasts, cut into small even chunks
  • 180g pack large raw peeled prawns, cut in half
    Prawn

    Prawn

    praw-n

    There are thousands of different species of prawn, but tiger, king and North Atlantic are the…

  • 200g shallots, thinly sliced
    Shallot

    Shallot

    shal-lot

    Related to the onion (as opposed to being a younger version of it), shallots grow in clusters at…

  • 20g garlic, finely chopped
    Garlic

    Garlic

    gar-lik

    Part of the lily, or alium, family, of which onions are also a member, garlic is one of the most…

  • 2 medium-hot red chillies, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 red bird's-eye chilli, sliced
  • 1 medium carrot, thinly sliced
    Carrot

    Carrot

    ka-rot

    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 1 quantity Balinese spice paste (see recipe in 'goes well with'
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1 tbsp kecap manis (Indonesian sweet soy sauce)
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 8 spring onions, thinly sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

To serve

  • ½ cucumber, sliced
  • 2 medium tomatoes, sliced
    Tomato

    Tomato

    toe-mart-oh

    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 4 tbsp crispy fried onions
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • prawn cracker

Method

  1. Put the rice in a medium heavy-based saucepan and add 520ml water. Quickly bring to the boil, stir once and cover with a tight-fitting lid. Reduce the heat to low and cook for 10 mins. Uncover, fluff up with a fork and spread over a tray. Set aside to cool.

  2. Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Pour in the beaten egg and, as it begins to cook, use a spatula to bring large flakes of cooked egg into the middle of the omelette. Continue to cook like this for a couple of mins, then leave the rest of the egg to set completely. Flip the omelette over and transfer to a plate to cool before cutting it into long, thin shreds.

  3. Drop the beans into a pan of boiling salted water and cook for 3 mins. Drain, refresh under cold water and set aside.

  4. Heat the remaining oil in a wok or large, deep frying pan until almost smoking. Add the chicken and prawns, and stir-fry for 1 min. Tip in the shallots, garlic, chillies and carrots, and stir-fry for a further 2 mins until the carrot is just tender. Add the spice paste and stir-fry for 1 min more. Add the tomato purée, kecap manis, cooked rice and green beans, and stir-fry over a high heat for 2 mins. Add the soy sauce, spring onions and shredded omelette, and toss together.

  5. Spoon the nasi goreng onto warmed plates. Overlap the cucumber and tomato on the side of each plate, sprinkle over the crispy fried onions and serve with prawn crackers.

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