Nasi Goreng is one of the most popular Indonesian dish and it can be prepared in different ways. The classic version uses chillies and dried shrimp paste (belacan)
Flake the cold rice with a fork or fingers to separate the grains. Set aside
Grease the non stick skillet with vegetable oil and fry the egg. Remove from the heat and set aside.
Heat the remaining oil in the wok over medium heat and stir fry the shallot, garlic, minced chillies, dried shrimp paste 1-2 minutes or until fragrant.
Add the chicken dice until almost cooked around 2 minutes, add the cabbage and continue to stir fry until the cabbage is almost wilted around 2 minutes
Add the rice, salt and Indonesian sweet soy sauce (kecap manis) and stir fry briskly until all the ingredients mixed well and heated through, about 2 minutes.
Remove from the heat.
Transfer the fried rice to serving dish and top with fried egg and if liked garnish with cucumber & tomato slices.
It is important to use cold cooked rice (leftover rice of yesterday which is kept in refrigerator) since freshly cooked rice is too soft and will absorb the oil.
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