Nasi Goreng


Serves 2
3 medium shallots, roughly chopped
4 garlic cloves, crushed
1 bird’s eye chili, stemmed
1 tbsp (15 ml) fish sauce
2 tbsp (30 ml) vegetable oil
1 tsp (5 ml) soy sauce
1 tsp (5 ml) sugar
1 tbsp (15 ml) kecap manis
2 cups (500 ml) day-old cooked jasmine rice
1 cup (250 ml) shredded roasted chicken
2 fried eggs, to serve
1 green onion, thinly sliced, for garnish
2 small tomatoes, quartered, to serve
2 baby cucumbers, thickly sliced, to serve
1 small handful cilantro leaves, for garnish
1 small bag prawn or shrimp chips, to serve


  1. In a blender or small food processor, blend shallot, garlic, chili and fish sauce until it forms a smooth paste.
  2. Heat oil in a large frying pan or wok over medium-high heat. Add prepared garlic paste and fry until fragrant. Add soy sauce, sugar and kecap manis and stir to combine.
  3. Add rice and stir-fry until rice is completely coated with sauce. Add chicken and continue cooking until chicken is heated through.
  4. Divide rice between 2 bowls. Serve each bowl with a fried egg, green onion, tomatoes, cucumbers, cilantro and prawn chips.
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