Quick Fix Nasi Goreng

I needed a quick fix for a blog dinner tonight – it’s already Wednesday, I worked late catching up from vacation, and I’m still not caught up to a normal sleep pattern.  So I opted for Nasi Goreng. While I’ve made fried rice already, Nasi Goreng is the Indonesian version of the dish.

Week: 26 of 52 (skipped week 25)

Cookbook: The Asian Grandmothers Cookbook, Patricia Tanumihardja

With some previously cooked rice, I started by stir-frying chopped onions, garlic, and sriracha (in place of fresh chile) until soft.  The recipe calls for chicken at this point, but I wanted to keep it low-meat, so I added chopped carrots and summer squash here and stir-fried for a few minutes more.

Following that, the shrimp were added, followed by the rice, breaking up any clumps with the spatula, and a mixture of Indonesian sweet soy sauce, regular soy sauce, salt and pepper.

After 5 minutes of stir-frying, everything is ready.  Top with a fried egg and it’s ready to eat.  This took all of 20 minutes and was super easy.


  • Peanut Oil
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Sriracha
  • Rice
  • Carrots
  • Summer Squash
  • Shrimp
  • Soy Sauce
  • Indonesian Sweet Soy Sauce
  • Salt
  • Pepper

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