Dutch East Indian Nasi Goreng
Recipe Type: Main
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Serves: 4
A versatile fried rice dish.
  • 300 gram long-grain rice
  • 7 tbsp oil
  • 250 gram chicken or pork meat, no bones, cubed
  • 1 onion, grated
  • 2 cloves of garlic, mashed
  • ½ tsp trassi (fermented schrimp paste)
  • 1 tsp seedless tamarind paste
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground galangal
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 2-3 tbsp sambal oelek
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp dark brown sugar
  • 2 onions, diced
  • 2 small leeks, washed and sliced in rings
  • 2 tbsp celery leaf, chopped
  • 3 tbsp ketjap manis
  • 100 gram prawns
  • 50 gram cooked ham, sliced
  • 4 eggs
  1. Cook the rice in salted water (absorption methods) and leave it to cool.
  2. Heat 4 tbsp of oil in a large pan, add the meat and fry until golden and cooked, take out of the pan and set aside.
  3. Mix the grated onion, garlic, trassi, tamarind paste, coriander, galangal, cumin, sambal, salt and sugar together in a mortar and pestle, making the mixture as fine as possible.
  4. Add the spice mixture to the hot oil (where you fried the meat in), saute on low heat for 5 minutes.
  5. Add the onion, leek and celery together with the remaining oil and ketjap manis.
  6. Fry on high heat until the vegetables are halfway cooked, about 5 minutes.
  7. Add the rice, meat and prawns, and fry for another 5 minutes.
  8. Stir occasionally, this prevents burning but allows the rice to crisp.
  9. Meanwhile, fry the eggs to your preference.
  10. Stir in the ham, check for seasoning, add more salt, sambal or ketjap if necessary.
  11. Serve hot (but cold it is also very nice!).
Cooking time is without waiting for the rice to cool. Nice accompaniments are atjar (pickle) and krupuk (prawn crackers). Another nice accompaniment is satay sauce, you can make this very easily by thinning peanut butter (unsweetened!) with some water, heating it and seasoning it with some ground ginger, sambal, ketjap, salt and lemon juice.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at https://honestcooking.com/dutch-east-indian-nasi-goreng/