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Nasi Goreng – Malaysian Fried Rice

Traditionally, Nasi Goreng is made with leftover rice and is flavored with Soy-sauce, lime or tamarind, meat, fish or vegetables and topped with fried egg.
By Nandita Nataraj

Nasi Goreng - Malaysian Fried Rice

Nasi Goreng – Malaysian Fried Rice
 
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Traditionally, Nasi Goreng is made with leftover rice and is flavored with Soy-sauce, lime or tamarind, meat, fish or vegetables and topped with fried egg.
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Recipe Type: Main
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • Long grained rice- 1 cup
  • Sesame Oil- 2tbsp
  • onion- 1 large, chopped fine
  • Garlic- 2 cloves
  • Kashmiri red chilis- 3, deseeded
  • Ginger- 1″ piece
  • Fresh or frozen peas-1/4 cup
  • Fresh or frozen corn kernels-1/4 cup
  • Grated fresh coconut-2tbsp+2tbsp
  • Light soya sauce-1-1/2 tbsp
  • Sugar- 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Lemon juice- 2tsp
  • Freshly ground Pepper powder to taste
To garnish:
  • Chopped and toasted cashews, spring onions and chopped tomatoes
Instructions
  1. Cook rice in 1-1/2 cup of water and set aside.
  2. Grind the red chilies, ginger garlic,onion, along with 2 tbsp of coconut and set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan and add the peas and fry for 2-3 min.
  4. Add the corn and fry for a min more. Stir in the ground mixture and keep sautéing the mixture for 5 more min or till most of the water is evaporated.
  5. Stir in the remaining coconut, rice, salt soya sauce, sugar and pepper and mix till the rice is coated with the spice mixture.
  6. Transfer the rice to a serving dish. And garnish with chopped and toasted cashews, spring onion greens and chopped tomatoes.
Notes
You can substitute the cashews with roasted and crushed peanuts. You can substitute the corn kernels with equal quantity of peas.
Nandita Nataraj

Nandita Nataraj

Nandita was born, bred and spread in India, but right now lives in Tanzania where her quest for simple and exotic pleasures of food led to the creation of the blog Paaka-Shaale. She believes that food is not just a means to feed a body. But it is also meant to appeal the mind and satiate the soul.

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Originally Published: March 11, 2013

2 Responses to Nasi Goreng – Malaysian Fried Rice

  1. Ajanta Sharma Reply

    May 26, 2013 at 3:46 am

    i have tried this and i must say that its just lipsmacking..awesome :)

    • Nandita Nataraj

      Nandita Reply

      May 28, 2013 at 3:44 pm

      Thanks ajanta. You just made my day :)

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