Nasi Goreng (Indonesian Fried Rice)
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  • 10 min
  • 20 min
  • 4 Ingredients Chicken
  • 1 tbsp oil 5oz/150g chicken breast, halved horizontally (to make 2 thin steaks) ½ tbsp kecap manis / sweet soy sauce (Note 1) Rice 1 tbsp oil 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tsp red chilli, finely sliced or chopped OR sambal oelak paste (adjust amount to taste) ½ onion, diced (brown, white, yellow) 3½ cups cooked long grain rice, cooled (Note 2) 3 tbsp kecap manis / sweet soy sauce (Note 1) Garnishes (optional) 4 eggs 1 sliced scallion/shallot stem Fried shallots, store bought (optional) (Note 3) Cherry tomatoes, halved, slices of cucumber and lime wedges Lime wedges Instructions Chicken: Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat. Drizzle kecap manis over both sides of the chicken then cook until browned on both sides and cooked through. Remove from skillet, allow to cool slightly then dice. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a wok (or skillet) over high heat. Add garlic and chilli and cook until fragrant, then add onion. Cook onion until translucent. Add rice and kecap manis. Cook, breaking up the rice, until the rice is heated through and the kecap manis has been evenly dispersed and stains the rice brown. Add chicken and stir. Transfer rice to a serving platter. Sprinkle with scallions / shallots and fried shallots if using. Cook eggs, sunny side up, to your liking (I like them runny!) Serve the rice with a fried egg on top with cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and lime wedges on the side. Notes 1. Kecap Manis (sometimes called Ketjap Manis) is an Indonesian sweet soy sauce that is thicker than other soy sauces. Sometimes it is just labelled as sweet soy sauce. The consistency resembles maple syrup. It is available in most supermarkets - in Australia, you can get it at Woolworths and Coles.However, it's very easy to make your own! Just combine ¼ cup ordinary soy sauce (I use Kikkoman) and ¼ cup brown sugar over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and reduce until it becomes a maple syrup consistency. It will thicken more when it cools.2. All types of fried rice are best made using day old cooked rice that has been refrigerated overnight. It dries it out, making it easier to stir fry to evenly coat the grains with the flavourings. TIP: Keep bags of cooked rice in the freezer! Fabulous for fried rice, or even using plain.3. Fried shallots (see picture in the post) are slices shallots that have been fried until crunchy. They are a great garnish and add a pop of texture to the dish but are optional because it's not traditional! Fried shallots can be purchased at most supermarkets in Australia (see here for Woolworths).4. Make this GLUTEN FREE by making your own kecap manis (Note 1) using Tamari. 3.4.3177



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