Indonesian Fried Rice (Nasi Goreng)
25 mins (prep 15, cooking 10)
18 ingredients
6 servings
When I lived in Holland several years ago, I often indulged in this spicy rice dish. This recipe, from an old newspaper cutting, is the most authentic I have found, and closely matches the wonderful taste sensation I experienced in Holland. More unusual ingredients, such as shrimp paste (also known variously as belacan, balachan, blachan and trassi) can be found in Asian speciality food stores. I must warn you that dried shrimp paste smells rather awful, but the taste in the finished dish is wonderfully aromatic, and essential to the authenticity of Indonesian cuisine. Nasi Goreng can be served as a main dish, as a component of a Dutch/Indonesian 'rijstafel' or as a side dish. It is commonly eaten by Indonesians for breakfast, which you can do also if there is any left from the previous day (doubtful!). Preparation time does not include cooking and cooling the rice.

Categories:  side-dish , indonesian , pasta,-rice-and-grains , <-30-mins , rice , main-dish , equipment , long-grain-rice , stove-top , time-to-make , asian ,
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Serving Size (14.87 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 59.16 Calories from Fat 59.31
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6.59g 60.86%
Saturated Fat 0.6g 18.09%
Trans Fat 0.13g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 194.49mg 48.62%
Total Carbohydrate 0.21g 0.43%
Dietary Fiber 0.03 g 0.73%
Sugars 0.07 g %
Protein 0.03g 0.41%
Vitamin A 11.29IU% Vitamin C 0.77mg%
Calcium 0.45mg% Iron 0.02mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
uncooked long-grain white rice, boneless skinless chicken thighs, raw shrimp, chopped garlic, medium onion, fresh, dried shrimp, fresh ground black pepper, oyster sauce, dark soy sauce, finely chopped spring onions, fresh cilantro leaves