Nasi Goreng is a delicious fried rice and a popular choice in Malaysian and Indonesian cuisine.


  • 1 tbsp peanut oil

  • 2 cups of jasmine rice

  • 2 chicken thigh fillets

  • 2 garlic cloves

  • 1 brown onion

  • 2 tsp shrimp paste

  • ½ cup light soy sauce

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • 1 Lebanese cucumber

  • 1 ripe tomato

  • 3 shallots

  • 1 long red chilli

  • 4 eggs

  • 2 tbsp hot chilli sauce

  • ¼ cup crispy fried shallots

  • ¼ cup roasted salted peanuts


  • 1.

    Put the pan over a high heat with half the oil in it. Put the rice in the rice cooker with 3 cups of water and put the lid on. Microwave on high for 18 minutes.

  • 2.

    Cut the chicken thighs into strips, about 8 pieces each. Place the chicken in the pan.

  • 3.

    Peel the garlic and peel and quarter the onion. Place in the mini food processor and blitz until finely chopped. Add to the chicken in the pan and stir for a minute or until starting to soften. Add shrimp paste and stir through, cooking for a further minute. When the chicken is cooked through, turn off heat.

  • 4.

    In a bowl, combine the soy sauce and the brown sugar. Slice the Lebanese cucumber finely on the diagonal. Slice the tomato. Peel the shallots and slice. Slice the long red chilli.

  • 5.

    Heat the frypan over a medium-high heat and add the remaining oil. Fry the eggs sunny side up.

  • 6.

    Turn the pan back on and pour in half the soy sauce mixture and the chilli sauce. When the rice is cooked, tip it into the pan and stir to mix thoroughly.

  • 7.

    Divide the rice among 4 plates and top with equal amounts of crispy shallots, , chilli and peanuts. Place the egg on the top of each plate and put the cucumber and tomato beside the rice. Serve with remaining sweetened soy sauce.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (16 servings)

  • Energy 270kj
  • Fat Total 9g
  • Saturated Fat 2g
  • Protein 10g
  • Carbohydrate 36g
  • Sugar 12g
  • Sodium 651mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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