What can you do with left overs? Here is a great tasty recipe, Nasi Goreng. It’s a fried rice dish that is popular in Indonesia and Malaysia. It’s really fabulous to eat, quick to make and turns leftovers into a tasty dinner.
There are many different variations to this dish and so if you don’t have all of the ingredients… hey, it’s still gonna taste great! We’ve got prawns and chicken in this version but you could omit these and add in your favourite roast veg instead for example, to make a vegetarian alternative. Nasi Goreng is also a good healthy dish that is loved by many people around the world, including President Obama.
The wonderful mix of flavours and the simplicity of making it will mean that this will be a dish you will be adding to your repertoire!
olive oil for frying
2 eggs, beaten
2 red chillies, shredded
4 shallots, finely sliced
75g fresh peas (use frozen if fresh not available)
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
200g cooked prawns
150g shredded cooked chicken
150g chestnut mushrooms , sliced
250g cooked long grain rice rice (left to go cold)
2 tsp brown sugar
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp chilli sauce
shredded spring onion to garnish (optional)
Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large non-stick pan or wok. Pour in 1/2 the beaten egg to make a really thin omelette, then slide out. Repeat, then roll both omelettes up together and shred.
Heat another tbsp oil and cook half the chilli, the shallots, garlic, and mushrooms for 4 minutes.
Add the rice, chicken and prawns and cook for another 2 minutes. Stir in the peas. Mix the brown sugar with the soy and the chilli sauce until dissolved, then stir through the rice.
Pile onto a serving dish and top with the omelette rest of the chilli. Drizzle with sesame oil to finish.