Recipe: Nasi goreng - Fried rice

The best nasi goreng (fried rice) you can make! The bacon may be non-traditional, but it adds a little extra crunch. Great with chicken or beef. Nasi goreng is one of the most popular Indonesian dishes worldwide.

Serves: 4
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Ready in: 40 minutes

Ingredients for nasi goreng

  • 1 1/3 cups uncooked white rice
  • 1 2/3 cups water
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 teaspoons vegetable oil, divided
  • ¼ pound (100 gram) bacon, cut into strips
  • 1/8 cup soy sauce
  • 1 (10 ounce - 300 gram) package frozen green peas, thawed
  • 2 green onions, chopped

Directions to make nasi goreng

  1. In a saucepan bring water to a boil.
  2. Add rice and stir.
  3. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, season eggs with salt and pepper.
  5. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in small frying pan, pour in eggs.
  6. Coat the bottom of the pan with the eggs, in order to cook them evenly; cook for about 3 minutes.
  7. Flip the eggs, cook one minute more and remove them to a cool surface.
  8. Let them cool, then cut them into thin slices. Set aside.
  9. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown.
  10. Drain, crumble and set aside.
  11. Spoon remaining 2 teaspoons oil into the skillet with the bacon fat.
  12. Stir in rice; break up any clumps and toss to coat with oil.
  13. Stir in bacon, soy sauce, peas, eggs and green onions.
  14. Stir and cook until heated through, approximately 3 minutes.

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