Nasi goreng recipe

Nasi goreng recipe

Nasi goreng recipe

Nasi goreng recipe is a popular Indonesian fried rice dish that is easy to make at home. You can use any type of cooked white rice for this recipe. Leftover rice works well, as it is already cooked and just needs to be reheated. If you are starting with uncooked rice, be sure to cook it according to the package instructions before proceeding with the recipe.

You can use any type of vegetables you like in nasi goreng. The recipe I provided calls for onion, carrot, and peas, but you can add or substitute other vegetables such as bell peppers, mushrooms, or zucchini.

Kecap manis is a sweet soy sauce that is commonly used in Indonesian cooking. It can be found in the international aisle of most supermarkets, or at an Asian grocery store.

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  • 2 cups cooked white rice
  • Two tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 small carrot, diced
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoons kecap manis (sweet soy sauce)
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced


  1. In a wok or sizable frying pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Stir-fry the onion and garlic for a couple of minutes, or until the onion is transparent.
  2. When the vegetables are soft, stir-fry the carrot and peas for a further 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Stir in the cooked rice after adding it to the wok with the vegetables.


  4. To uniformly coat the rice and vegetables, add the kecap manis, soy sauce, and white pepper.
  5. Place the beaten eggs on the other side of the wok from the rice mixture. Once the eggs are cooked, scramble them and stir them into the rice mixture.
  6. Serve hot with green onions as a garnish.

Cooking Notes:

Here are a few cooking notes that may be helpful as you make nasi goreng at home.

  1. Use a wok or a large frying pan with high edges for the best results since it will give you more surface area to stir-fry the ingredients and enable the rice to cook evenly.
  2. Before adding the garlic and onion, make sure the oil in the wok or pan is hot. This will give the garlic a more mellow flavor and help prevent scorching.
  3. Make sure to thaw any frozen peas before putting them in the wok if you’re using them. To hasten the process, you can either run them under cold water or let them thaw at room temperature.
  4. Don’t be hesitant to season to your preference. You can increase the amount of kecap manis or brown sugar in your nasi goreng if you’d like it to be sweeter. You can add some diced chili peppers or a small amount of chili flakes to make it spicier if you choose.

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