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Nasi Goreng
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5 from 12 votes

Vegetarian Nasi Goreng (Indonesian Fried Rice)

Nasi Goreng is a quick and delicious fried rice from Indonesia. This Indonesian dish is served with an egg on the top and some fresh and crunchy veggies on the side.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Asian Style
Keyword: Indonesian Fried Rice, Nasi Goreng
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 412kcal


Chilli Sambal

  • 1 red chilli pepper long
  • 2 shallots
  • 2 garlic cloves

Nasi Goreng

  • Chilli Sambal previously made
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste
  • 2 cups jasmine rice left overnight
  • 2 tablespoon kecap manis
  • 2 teaspoon light soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 spring onions
  • 1 red chilli pepper long
  • 2 eggs

Serving Suggestions

  • ½ small cucumber
  • 1 tomato
  • Crispy shallots deep fried shallots


  • Firsty, make the chili paste or sambal. Using a pestle and mortar or a blender combine the chilis, garlic, and shallots and pound or blend until a smooth paste.
  • Heat some coconut or vegetable oil in a wok or pan and stir fry the sambal or paste with the tomato paste for about 4-5 minutes. Keep stirring while cooking to avoid burning.
  • Add the overnight jasmine rice to the pan or wok. Mix well making sure there are no clumps and the rice is getting coated with the sambal. Stir for 2-3 more minutes.
  • Add the Kecap Manis, soy sauce, white pepper, finely sliced spring onion, and finely sliced fresh chili. Keep stirring for 4-5 more minutes and take off the heat.
  • Transfer the rice onto the plates and using the same wok or pan, add some oil and cook the eggs on high heat. Make sure the sides are crispy and golden while keeping the yolk runny. Once cooked, place on the top of the rice.


  • Serve the Nasi Goreng with chopped or sliced cucumbers, tomatoes and some crispy shallots.


Calories: 412kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 761mg | Potassium: 681mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 1399IU | Vitamin C: 81mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 3mg