All countries who eat rice as their primary grain have a version of fried rice. It is a great way to use left over rice.
In Indonesia Nasi Goreng is eaten sometimes for breakfast with a fried egg or sometimes as the base for a large meal.
The base flavor of this rice is ginger and soy sauce with typically shrimp paste. If you can not find shrimp paste, I couldn't, use anchovy paste. It does not make the rice fishy, it adds umami, savory depth to the dish.
You can add any vegetables you would like to the rice. Red pepper and scallion lightened the flavors for my family. We also thought that salad shrimp would really have been a perfect addition to this truly satisfying fried rice meal.
Indonesian Fried Rice
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Keywords: entree gluten-free eggs rice Indonesian
Ingredients (4 servings)
- 1/4 teaspoon red curry paste
- 1/4 teaspoon of ginger minced
- 1/4 teaspoon anchovy paste
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 1 red pepper chopped
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 3 cups cooked rice
- 1 egg per person fried
- optional: cooked salad shrimp
- garnish: scallions and cilantro
1) Cook rice or use leftover rice.
2) Whisk together: red curry paste, ginger, anchovy paste, oyster sauce and soy sauce. Set aside.
3) In a large skillet heat up the oil on medium high. Saute the onions, garlic, and peppers.
4) Add the rice, mix and warm through. Add soy sauce mixture.
5) Garnish with chopped scallions and cilantro.
6) Serve with a fried egg on top.
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