Quick & spicy nasi goreng

Quick & spicy nasi goreng

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(30 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 1

Save on the washing up with this speedy supper for one, with wholesome ingredients like Chinese cabbage and brown rice, finished with a fried egg

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal540
  • fat30g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs47g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre9g
  • protein17g
  • salt6.4g


  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, finely sliced



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

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 carrot, grated



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

  • ½ small Chinese or Savoy cabbage, shredded
  • 175g cooked brown rice
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce (optional)
    Fish sauce

    Fish sauce

    A seasoning often used in Vietnamese and Thai cooking. In Vietnam it is usually made from shrimp…

  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • 1 egg



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

  • hot sriracha chilli sauce, to serve


  1. Heat the oil in a wok over a high heat. Add the onion and cook for 3-4 mins until softened and slightly caramelised. Add the garlic and stir for 1 min.

  2. Toss in the carrot and cabbage, then cook for 1-2 mins. Add the rice and stir to warm through. Pour in the fish sauce, soy sauce and some seasoning. Make a well in the centre of the wok and crack in the egg. Fry until the white is nearly set.

  3. Serve the rice in a large bowl, topped with the fried egg and drizzled with chilli sauce.

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Frantic Flapjack
1st Jun, 2020
This was a lovely mid-week dinner. I used spinach instead of cabbage and added in some broad bean with the carrot.
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16th Sep, 2019
The best that can be said for this is that it's healthy. Otherwise it's totally forgettable. The quantity is also too much for one person.
29th Jan, 2019
Tasty, quick and healthy, what's not to love? I added some sugar with soy sauce. This is going to be a regular in my kitchen.
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Jacqueline Thurlow
2nd Nov, 2018
This recipe sounds so nice, I seem to eat the same things over and over again, I will try this recipe in Thursday for tea. And many of the others, I am a vegetarian.
9th Aug, 2017
This was lovely. I added chilli instead of chilli sauce and cooked the cabbage and carrot a little longer.
22nd Nov, 2016
Pretty good, though requires a tiny bit more cooking (for the cabbage & carrots) and serves a very big eater or 2 smaller ones (add 1 egg).
23rd Nov, 2015
Ok, but nothing special. The only real flavour comes from the chilli sauce, otherwise healthy but pretty bland.
22nd Nov, 2015
Made this a few nights ago. Very quick and easy, added fresh chilli to the rice. Really nice with the fried egg.
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