Nasi goreng is a great Indonesian food that I make very often at home.
It's one of those quick 15 minute recipes that I whip up when I want something healthy and filling at the same time. I have developed my nasi goreng over the years and made it more my own. I have enriched it with many nutrients and removed from the classic, traditional recipe, everything that is not very easy to find in Greece. I have somewhat brought it to our measure in a few words 😉
To prepare my nasi goreng you will need rice for pilaf (ideally boiled the day before), eggs, onion and garlic, green beans, soy sauce, some chili peppers (if you want it a bit hot), some cherry tomatoes and cucumber for the serving (also if you want).
Tips and Substitutions
The reason it's ideal to have your rice cooked the day before is that it won't have moisture which we don't want for nasi goreng. However, you can also boil it early and put it in the fridge until you cook it.
Your green beans need to be finely chopped to cook quickly. We don't want them fully cooked, we want them crispy.
The traditional recipe contains meat that I personally don't eat, so I don't put it in my version of nasi goreng.
If you like this 15-minute recipe, you can also try one of the following:
- 1,5 cup preboiled rice
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup greeen beans
- 1 onion
- 6 garlic cloves
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1-2 chili peppers (if you want)
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Start by heating the olive oil in a wok or non-stick pan. Add the chili peppers, green beans and onion. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
- Meanwhile, if you don't have boiled rice from the day before, you can boil it in plenty of salted water for 10 minutes.
- Add the garlic to the wok and cook for another 30 seconds. Add the eggs and mix well with the rest of the ingredients for about 1 minute.
- Lower the temperature a bit and add the cooked rice, soy sauce. Add salt. Cook for another 2-3 minutes and set aside.
- Serve with chopped tomato and cucumber on top, if desired.
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