Today I am sharing a traditional Indonesian recipe that will immediately make you feel like being on an tropical island. A big misconception is the idea that Indonesian cooking always takes a lot of time. With this recipe I will share with you the basics for an easy and still traditional Nasi Goreng.
Ingredients (2 servings):
200 grams of white rice
2 gloves of garlic
1 red pepper
1 tsp. of shrimp paste (trassi)
1 tsp. laos powder
1 tsp. coriander seeds
3 tbsp. soy sauce
200g. of chicken (I used a vegetarian version)
You will start with cooking the rice and making sure it is cooled down before using it. The best thing would be to use rice from the day before or even better left over rice that was frozen in. The older the rice is, the better as it will keep the dish dry and not soaked.
Start with heating up some oil in a pan and add the onion, garlic, carrot, red pepper and leek. Stir this around for about 3 minutes before adding herbs. After this you can add in the chicken for about 5 minutes and then finish of with the rice and soy sauce. In a different pan you can fry the eggs as you prefer.
Put it all together on a plate, and there you have it, your simple but delicious Nasi Goreng.