Around the World in 18 Breakfasts: Indonesia

nasi goreng - breakfast around the world - Indonesia

Week 6: Nasi goreng

For this week’s Around the World breakfast, we made nasi goreng, which literally means ‘fried rice’ in Indonesian. Nasi goreng isn’t just any old fried rice though, this stuff takes fried rice to a whole new level. And while I don’t think it will become a breakfast staple in our household any time soon, it has definitely made the cut as a new addition to our ‘Winner Dinner’ list! We looked up quite a few nasi goreng recipes in researching this week’s breakfast and what we’ve come up with below is our hand-picked selection of our favourite ingredients from each.

Around the world in 18 breakfasts - Indonesia - nasi goring

What you will need:

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 4 rashers middle bacon, thinly sliced
  • 1 stick of celery, finely sliced
  • 100g tinned prawns (shrimp)
  • 1 small chicken breast, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tsp ketchup manis (sweet soy sauce, available in the Asian section of the supermarket)
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • dash of sambal oelek (minced chilli) – optional (this stuff is hot!)
  • 1 tsp tamarind puree
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 2 tbsp thinly sliced spring onions
  • 2.5 cups pre-cooked rice (preferably cooled in the fridge overnight)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup crushed peanuts
  • 1/4 cup fried shallots

nasi goreng recipe - ingredients

1. Fry eggs into a small omelette. Cut into thin strips.

2. Fry garlic, bacon bits and celery together until the celery is slightly transparent. Add prawns and chicken and cook until chicken is lightly browned.
3. Add soy sauce, ketchup manis, coriander, cumin, tamarind and sambal and stir through. Then add the carrot, spring onions and rice. If the mixture is a bit dry, add some water until it reaches the desired consistency.
4. Serve warm, topped with crushed peanuts and fried shallots.

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This is the sixth of our ‘Around the World’ breakfasts. Each week we’ll be making something from a different country as part of our ‘Around the World in 18 Breakfasts’ series. Subscribe to our blog or follow us on Facebook or Pinterest to be part of the journey. Next stop: Sri Lanka!

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