Nasi Goreng - Indonesian Fried Rice



I love my new camera!! The best feature is its low light performance. I cook mostly in the evening or at night and could never take a decent picture (I don't have a lightbox) and my previous camera never did justice to the food. That problem is solved now!! Ofcourse the best pictures are still captured in natural light, but when there's none, a good great camera definitely helps. These pictures were taken on a cloudy, gloomy day when there was no sun  in sight and they are not bad at all. I thank Manoj every day for the best gift ever :)!!
I have been a little busy recently, have so many posts in my drafts and I had another one ready when I realised that the deadline for Taste and Create is this weekend. I was paired with Corina from Searching for Spice. There were a couple of sweet dishes I had decided to try but in the end I chose this yummy rice dish (been having too much dessert lately!!). The only change I made was to add some leftover rotisserie chicken. A wonderful one pot meal, with all my favorite things in it!!

Nasi Goreng





Ingredients:
2 eggs
1 cup basmati rice
3 shallots, finely chopped
1" piece of ginger, finely chopped
3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
2 small chilies, finely chopped
1 tbs chili sauce (I used siracha)
2 tbs soy sauce
1 tsp brown sugar
1 red pepper, cut onto small strips
15 green beans, chopped into 1" pieces
1 chicken breast, cooked and cut into small pieces
1/2 cup small cooked shrimp
2 tbs oil
salt to taste
spring onion greens for garnish



Method:
Cook the rice. When still warm, separate the grains with a fork and keep aside to cool completely.
Heat a little oil in a wok. Beat the eggs lightly and add to the pan. Sprinkle some salt. Flip after a couple of mins and cook till done. Remove and keep aside. When cool cut into strips.
Heat the remaining oil in the same wok. When smoking hot, add the shallots, ginger and garlic. Saute for a minute and then add the vegetables and little salt. Fry for about 2 mins and then add the shrimp and chicken and fry for another minute. Add the sauces and mix well. Add the rice and fry till well combined and heated through.
Serve hot topped with green onions and omelette strips.

25 comments:

  1. Looks yumm Poornima.. Will check whether it will come this good if I make a veg version?

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    1. Im sure the vegetarian version would be great too, you could add tons of veggies!

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  2. A very delicious and tempting rice preparation...loooking very colourful and congrats for your camera..clicks are so very nice.

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  3. lovely recipe....superb...luks so tempting n delicious

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  4. I'm glad you liked this. I'm sure the addition of the chicken was good.

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  5. So so appetizing. I think this is a great pick and seems pretty do-able. Thanks for showcasing this recipe. Lovely to discover your blog. A wonderful space you have here..

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  6. Indonesian Fried Rice seems Yummy Dear.very Inviting!

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  7. Looks sooo good... I used to make another version of this rice...

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  8. Awesome Recipe

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  9. Mouthwatering here, wat a terrific and super tempting dish..

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  10. Looks yum and making me to crave for some now

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  11. wow..this surely looks a grt image for a night shot..which camera & what setting did u use...I dnt think there's flash involved! And even the dish is new for me, but looks so nice!

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    1. Thanks, I took these pictures during the day, but it was very cloudy. I used my Canon T3i, had the tube light on and the ISO was high at 3200.

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  12. Poornima - love the pictures! Nasi goreng is on my fave things ever to eat and one of the earliest thing I made when I was a kid.

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  13. That looks SO appetizing and delicious :)

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  15. Lovely bowl of rice. Nice recipe. Looks so good. YUM!

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  16. Yes, I can see the change that camera made, in your pics :-) Love this rice and it looks so pretty !

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  17. Did you say no sunlight? The pictures are gorgeous Poornima! I need a new camera too!!!

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  18. Gorgeous clicks poornima.. i hear you about a good camera... it salways clousy ins Seattle be it day or night.. its been so long since i made fried rice.. i will add some scrambled tofu to it so it will look the real one!

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