Nasi Goreng – Indonesian Fried Rice 25

Nasi Goreng or Indonesian fried rice as it is translated is one of our favorite ways to use up any cooked rice we have leftover.  It is a great meal, that both the boys love and super simple to make.  Plus you can add whatever you have in the fridge.

Nasi Goreng

There is something perfect about fried rice topped with a fried or poached egg.  It makes a delicious dressing and this is great either hot or cold.

Nasi Goreng


  • 250g cooked basmati rice (or 250g cooked and cooled basmati rice)
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 3 shallots, sliced into thinly or 4 spring onions sliced thinly
  • 100g frozen peas
  • 100g of frozen sweetcorn or a small tin of sweetcorn
  • 1 red pepper finely chopped
  • Chicken breasts (Optional)
  • 1 egg per person
  • Nasi Goreng paste to taste


Heat the oil in a large frying pan or wok and fry the sliced shallots until golden and set aside.

Then add the paste to the oil before adding your meat (if using) and then add your vegetables and stir fry, keeping everything on the move.

Nasi Goreng

Add the rice and mix well. When everything is piping hot, serve immediately topped with fried onion, spring onion.

Nasi Goreng

We tend to top ours with a poached egg per person too.

Nasi Goreng or Indonesian fried rice is a great recipe to teach your children. It is a simple and delicious way to use leftover rice.

See the other cooking with kids team R is for rice recipes here

Steak fried rice by Slugs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

Easy vegetable rice by Sugar Aunts

Cinnamon and Apple Rice Pudding by Rainy Day Mum

Stock pot chicken soup with rice from Still playing school



Nasi Goreng

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