Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Nasi Goreng

Ryan doesn't particularly like cabbage. But if I make the Asian coleslaw recipe I like, I have lots of cabbage left over. I've been experimenting with Nasi Goreng as a way to use it up. Nasi Goreng is a spicy fried rice dish from Indonesia, traditionally topped with a fried egg. I had a favourite version in a restaurant in Perth, and I haven't quite matched it - but I'm still trying!
Nasi Goreng
2 tbs peanut oil
1 tsp sesame oil
1 red chilli, finely diced
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 carrot, peeled, diced
2 Cups shredded cabbage
200g beef or pork mince
1 cup bean sprouts
1 tsp sweet chilli sauce
2 tbs tomato sauce (ketchup)
2 tbs kecap manis
3 cups cooked jasmine rice
4 eggs
1/2 cup diagonally sliced shallots
2 tbs chopped fresh coriander, plus extra coriander leaves to serve

Heat the peanut oil and the sesame oil in a wok. Add the chilli, onion and carrot and cook over medium heat for 1-2 minutes until just softened but not coloured. Add the beef and cabbage and cook until the meat has browned. Add the bean sprouts, chilli, tomato and soy sauce and the rice and cook for a further minute, stirring to ensure everything is well combined. Turn off heat and cover the wok partially with a lid while you cook the eggs.

Fry the eggs in another pan.

Stir the shallots and coriander into the rice, then spoon into serving bowls. Top with an egg and extra coriander and serve with extra chilli and soy sauce.


traceyleigh said...

LOVE Nasi Goreng. It's hard to match a really good recipe of it isn't it? I had some great Nasi Goreng in Indonesia.

The recipe I have is similar to yours but I add chicken and prawns instead of mince and also add a few tablespoons of oyster sauce and of fish sauce and sliced leek.

brazen's crafts said...

just made this for dinner - YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!


will blog it shortly :)

PS: small world - hi trace!

Pamela said...

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