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Nasi Goreng Recipe

Nasi Goreng (Indonesian Fried Rice)

Nasi Goreng is a seriously tasty Indonesian fried rice dish perfect for those busy weeknights when you want to make something quick and easy for your family. The chicken is tender and juicy, the rice is packed with flavour from the dark soy sauce, and the veggies can be customised to suit your family’s tastes. And let’s not forget about the runny egg on top – it’s the perfect finishing touch! 

  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x


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  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose soy sauce
  • 4 cups cooked rice
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 4 fried eggs to serve
  • Fried shallots to serve (optional)
  • Sambal chilli to serve (optional)
  • Sliced cucumber and tomato to serve (or any vegetables of your choice)


  1. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the chicken breast with the dark soy sauce
  2. Heat a large skillet on medium-high heat. Add the olive oil, onion and garlic. Cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant. 
  3. Add the chicken and cook, stirring for 3-4 minutes. 
  4. Add the sugar and all-purpose soy sauce. Cook, stirring for 30 seconds, until the sugar is dissolved. 
  5. Add the cooked rice. Stir until well combined. Stir through the dark soy sauce.
  6. Serve topped with a fried egg, fried shallots and sambal chilli (if using). Serve slices of cucumber and tomato on the side or any vegetables you choose. 
  • Author: Nicole
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Category: fried rice
  • Method: pan
  • Cuisine: Indonesian