Nasi Goreng, Indonesian Fried Rice Recipe

Nasi Goreng is just an exotic name for Fried Rice…so we hear! But it is amazing how the flavor is different for other Fried Rice. We love the fact that it can easily be made vegetarian or non-vegetarian. Traditionally, they do add Shrimp Paste to the dish but at my request Chef Sudabo showed me how it can so easily be transformed into a vegetarian dish. Thanks again Chef for allowing us into your kitchen!

Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Serves: 4-6


Oil -2 tbsp
Butter – 2 tbsp
Garlic – 2 tbsp, minced
Chicken – 2 thighs, cut to strips (optional)
Eggs- 1. beaten
Rice – 1 cup raw rice cooked
Salt – to taste
Black Pepper Powder – to taste
Sweet Indonesian Sauce/Kecap Manis – 3 tsp or as needed
Shredded Cabbage- 1/2 cup, packed
Green Beans – 1/2 cup, cut diagonally
Carrots – 1/4 cup, shredded
Bell Pepper /Capsicum – 1/4 of Bell Pepper
Firm Tofu – 1/4 cup, cubed -optional
Sambal – to taste


1. Prep all the ingredients and keep aside.
2. In a wok-style pan, heat the Oil and add in the Butter and allow it to melt.
3. While it is still melting, add in the minced Garlic.
4. Add in the Chicken and cook till the Chicken Strips are white in color.
5. Add in the beaten Egg. Stir and cook.
6. Add in cooked and cold Rice. Mix and allow the Rice to heat up.
7. Season with Salt and Black Pepper.
8. Add in Kecap Manis/Sweet Indonesian Soy Sauce, and mix till there is no white Rice to be seen.
9. Add in the Vegetables and Tofu and mix well till everything is incorporated well.
10. Add in Homemade Sambal and give it one final mix.
11. Remove from flame and plate as desired.
12. In a small skillet, heat a tsp of Oil.
13. Break an Egg and cook as you would a fried egg.
14. Once done, season with Salt and Red Chilli Powder.
15. Plate on the Nasi Goreng and serve.


1. Substitute Soy Sauce + Sugar for Sweet Indonesian Soy Sauce.
2. Leave out the chicken if you are a vegetarian.
3. Leave out the Eggs if you do not eat Eggs.
4. Substitute Chicken with Pork, Shrimps or any other kinds of meat.

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  1. I don't like most of the ingredients, but I loved your video! I'm subscribing, just to find out how to cook cuisine foreign to mine.

  2. u r such a beautiful woman. ..great look and delicious fried rice. ….marvelous

  3. thank you for the videi ,actually I am fasting and I am gonna cook nasi ayam goreng. your rice is really good .greetings from Morocco

  4. I followed your recipe and made a nasi goreng. I added some pineapple just because I like it and the final product was awesome. Thank you for the video. Also I didn't have the Indonesian sauce, so I added brown sugar to soy sauce as you suggested

  5. This is why I love my Asian heritage (Philipino) Indonesian, Malaysian, Singaporean, Chinese, Japanese, Filipino and Koreans have the best and most flavorful foods in the entire world, Love Asia!

  6. Thank you, very good. I have been playing with different ingredients to make some Nasi Goreng and Sambol the way my mom used to make it for me. My mother has Alzheimer now and cant explain to me how she made it so I have been researching and experimenting your recipe is good but i think it is still missing something?

  7. Really ah Zam? Not so nice the rice!?

    I am doing a Fried Maggi Chicken curry from As Salam @Kembangan soon.
    Will keep you posted.

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