Wayan’s really easy nasi goreng

Nasi goreng (fried rice) is classic Indonesian comfort food. There are loads of different varieties of nasi goreng and this recipe is easy to adapt to your own personal tastes by adding more spices or ingredients. This recipe serves four adults.

Ingredients:nasi goreng
4 cups of cooked rice
150g meat of your choice or prawns
100g frozen peas
2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
2 tablespoons light soy sauce
1 tablespoon kecap manis
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 eggs
3 cloves of garlic (finely chopped)
1 coin-sized slice of ginger (finely chopped)
vegetable oil



nasi goreng in pan

1. Scramble the eggs in a wok then remove and save for later.

2. To a hot wok, add the vegetable oil and sesame oil. Then add the garlic and ginger and cook for a few seconds. Add the meat and fry until cooked through.

3. Once the meat is cooked, add the frozen peas and stir-fry for a minute.

4. To these ingredients, add the rice, scrambled egg, soy sauce (dark and light), kecap manis and salt and pepper to taste. Stir-fry until evenly mixed and cooked through.

Serve with a fried egg on top for an authentic Indonesian experience.


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5 comments to Wayan’s really easy nasi goreng

  • Annie
    March 12, 2012 at 11:14 am | Reply

    mmmmmmmmmm I’m going to be trying this out this week, it’s making me hungry just looking at it!

  • Judy
    March 12, 2012 at 6:11 pm | Reply

    Hi you two. The recipes sound interesting. Can you tell me what kecap manis is and where I could buy it? Is there anything I could substitute for it?

    • Wil
      March 12, 2012 at 10:55 pm | Reply

      Hi Judy. Sure, a few people have asked about kecap manis so I decided to write about it in more detail here. Tesco and Asda stock it quite often and you can get it at Chinese supermarkets like Hoo Hing. You could use a teaspoon of brown sugar in place of it if you can’t get hold of some. Hope this helps.

  • Ana Beard
    September 2, 2012 at 8:33 pm | Reply

    I am printing this for a friend who lives in Surrey and was hunting for Nasi Goreng, found the Nasi Goreng thanks to Wayan and will include the recipe in the package. Ana x

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