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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 2.99 / 5 (71 votes)

Prep time:
20 min
Cook time:
10 min

Donal Skehan’s nasi goreng is an Indonesian dish which literally means ‘fried rice’ it’s great for dinner, served with prawn crackers and the leftovers for lunch the next day


1. Blitz the groundnut oil, garlic, chillies, coriander seeds, fish sauce, tomato ketchup and shallots in a food processor until you have a smooth paste.

2. In a large wok or deep frying pan, heat 1 tablespoon of the sunflower oil over a high heat. Add a spoonful of the paste and stir-fry for 1 minute until you get all those aromas are released! Add the prawns and chicken and stir-fry for a further 2-3 minutes until just cooked through. Set aside and keep warm.

3. Using another tablespoon of the oil, fry the remaining paste as before and then add the cooked rice, soy sauce, kecap manis and spring onions and fry for 3-4 minutes until the rice is coated piping hot. Return the chicken and prawns to the wok and toss well until hot.

4. Divide the nasi goreng among four plates and quickly fry the eggs in the remaining oil in a frying pan.

5. Serve each plateful topped with a fried egg, a sprinkle of sliced spring onions and chilli, and some prawn crackers.

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WillL87927 WillL87927  Posted 16 May 2013 8:16 PM

I normally don't bother commenting on these things, but I've just watched this and it's quite and a complete misrepresentation of an Indonesian nasi goreng. Nasi goreng shouldn't be soaked with gravy like this. I am very sure that you won't get nasi goreng like this anywhere in SE Asia. Also, it's called keh-cha-ap manis, not kehkap manis.

WillL87927 WillL87927  Posted 16 May 2013 8:16 PM