Recipe of the Week – 4th January 2016 – Nasi Goreng

Happy New Year everyone! If, like me, you’re trying to be a bit healthier with the oncoming new year (or at least a bit less indulgent as I was this Christmas!), you might like to try this healthy, yet extremely tasty, take on a classic recipe for a staple Indonesian street food. I reduced the chilli quotient slightly to make my kids eat more, but you can adjust it to your own tastes.

Serves 4


4 tbs sunflower oil

300g long grain or basmati rice, cooked and rinsed in cold water

2 medium onions, finely sliced

3 cloves of garlic, finely sliced

1 large carrot, peeled and cut into small matchsticks

1 large courgette, cut into small matchsticks

1 orange pepper, deseeded and finely sliced

200g green beans, trimmed and halved

1 red chilli, finely chopped

1 tbs mild curry powder

2 tbs soy sauce

2 tsp tamarind paste

3 large eggs

Small handful of fresh coriander

Salt and pepper to taste


1. Place the carrot, courgette and beans in a large pan of boiling water and blanch for 4 minutes. Drain and set aside.

2. In a large wok add 2 tbs of the oil and add the onions, garlic, chilli, pepper and curry powder and stir fry for 5 minutes.

3. Add the cooked rice, carrots, courgettes and beans and stir fry for a further 5 minutes, before adding the tamarind paste and soy sauce. Stir well to combine.

4. Whisk the eggs and 1 tbs water in a small bowl, then in a small frying pan, add the remaining oil and fry the egg gently to make a small omelette, turning once. Gently slide the omelette onto a chopping board, roll into a cigar shape and finely slice it.

5. Add the rice mixture to the serving bowls, and top with the omelette slices and a generous sprinkling of chopped coriander.


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