Quick Nasi Goreng

Nasi Goreng is Indonesian fried rice. I looked at a couple of recipes, one BBC Good Food, the other a Grauniad Cook The Perfect, and it quickly gets very complicated making your own authentic paste.

Thankfully, as I mentioned in my previous post about Beef Rendang, there’s a pot of nasi goreng in the fridge, along with the leftover rice from that dish in the fridge ready to go.

So now we’ve got something that I can easily make while work does pilates via Zoom in the living room! Stars with chopping up whatever veg is left in the fridge after the weekend, plus some shallots I actually bought for this dish.

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Bung that in a pan and fry it off.

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Once cooked add the paste, tasting first to check how how it is. Whoa… very hot. Guess that’s what the word on the pot before “nasi goreng” mean! So I added just a couple of teaspoons and added some tomato paste.

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Stir that in and fry it off…

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Then I made some space in the middle of the pan to cook whisked eggs in.

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Once the egg starts to set, I throw in the rice and mix in.

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Stir around a bit while the rice heats up, throw in some coriander and lime juice at the end.

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And that’s it – ready to eat!

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And it was really good! I’m glad to report I got the amounts right with the amount of paste: nice and spicy, but not burning hot.

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Oh yeah, then xmas cake for pudding.

Well if we don’t eat it soon, where are we going to store the Easter Simnel cake?

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