Nasi Goreng4.4/5 (BASED ON 2598 reviews)
Nasi Goreng - meaning "rice, fried" is a a popular household and hawker food stall dish in Indonesia and Malaysia and is often eaten for breakfast. Great for using up leftover rice, this dish is characterised by its savoury paste and sweet, sticky soy sauce called Katjap (or Kecap) Manis. It's often topped with crispy shallots for texture and served with some tangy, pickled cucumbers alongside.
Cook our delicious Nasi Goreng in just Minutes
We’ve sourced and blended all of the unique flavour ingredients to make our authentic Nasi Goreng. We bring these all together in a recipe kit, which consists of 3 flavour pots; a Chilli Pickle Mix pot, a Nasi Goreng Paste pot and a Ketjap Manis pot. Simply follow our recipe, adding a few items from your fridge, to cook this delicious Nasi Goreng in just 20 minutes.
How Our Recipes Kits Work
We provide flavour ingredients:
- Chilli Pickle Mix
- Nasi Goreng Paste
- Ketjap Manis
Your shopping list:
- Basmati rice (or 300g cooked rice)
- a cucumber
- small shallots
- boneless chicken thighs
- white wine vinegar (or water)
- prawns (cooked)(optional)
- lime (optional)
Our 20 minute recipe
Bring a medium pan, 2/3 filled with water to the boil over high heat. When bubbling, add the rice, turn it down to medium and leave to cook uncovered for 10 mins. (It should then be a little bit underdone.) Drain in a sieve and run cold water through to cool it down, then keep it aside to dry out a bit. Meanwhile, do step 2.
For the pickle, put 2 tbsp of white wine vinegar (or water), 1 tbsp sugar and the Chilli Pickle Mix into a mixing bowl and stir well. Add the cucumber slices and toss them in the liquid to coat and keep aside.
Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a wide, non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Fry the shallots for 3 mins or until just brown and slightly crisp, then remove and put aside on some kitchen paper to continue to crisp up. Add the chicken strips to the pan and let them cook for 4 mins, flipping them over to colour both sides. Add the carrot and stir-fry for 1 min. Add the Nasi Goreng Paste and stir-fry for 2 mins.
OPTIONALS If using cooked prawns, stir them in now. If adding the egg, push the mixture to one side of the pan and crack the egg into the space. Let it set a little bit before stirring it thoroughly, breaking the yolk. Scramble it until it's almost done and then stir it through the chicken.
Tip the rice into the pan and stir it well into the chicken mixture so it changes colour. Fry for 2 mins. Drizzle half of the Ketjap Manis over the rice and stir through.
Serve the rice onto plates and drizzle the rest of the Ketjap Manis on top. Squeeze a lime over the rice (if using) and sprinkle the fried shallots over it. Toss the cucumber once more and lift the slices out of the pickling liquid and serve alongside the rice.
Nasi Goreng Reviews
BASED ON 2598 reviews
Susan - Oct 23, 2018
My favourite yet.. So tasty and the cucumber is lush. I was worried about it but its amazing. Well worth coming out my comfort zone with these flavours.
Claire - Oct 21, 2018
Very nice but found the dip a little spicy
alex - Oct 21, 2018
Almost as good as in Indonesia great for adding and using up veg
J - Oct 20, 2018
Phenomenal dish bursting with flavour and so easy to put together, would definitely recommend.
Siobhan - Oct 20, 2018
Delicious. Will definitely have again
Ceri - Oct 20, 2018
A favourite with my children, easy and simple to cook on a school night
Jeffrey - Oct 18, 2018
Great... Had this for lunch with my best friend and we both loved it.
Sarah - Oct 17, 2018
Next time I'll try pickling the cucumbers in advance, see if that makes them taste better
Rachel - Oct 17, 2018
Bobbi & Joe - Oct 17, 2018
Pam - Oct 16, 2018
I wasn't sure about this as I didn't think that the ingredients went together but it was wonderful! I used less rice and added more veg (broccoli, baby corn, spring onions) and it was so tasty. The cucumber dish was to die for too. There was some of the pickling liquid left after all the cucumber was eaten so I tried dipping my dessert (fresh mango) in it - it was fantastic!
Julie - Oct 15, 2018
My husband cooked this for my 11 year old son himself and I and we all loved it quick & easy to follow recipe and very tasty my son gave it 2 thumbs up
James - Oct 14, 2018
Anne - Oct 13, 2018
Stunning. Really loved it and can’t wait to order it again ????????
Sue - Oct 13, 2018
So easy & delicious.
Carrie - Oct 12, 2018
Tasted Lovely.. My partner has had the same dish in Asia and said it tasted as it should ??
Hayley - Oct 11, 2018
This was lovely ... we changed the chicken for pork and it was amazing .... yummy x x
Nick - Oct 10, 2018
Pretty good but quite filling. Cucumber inspired!
Deb - Oct 10, 2018
Tasty and easy with ingredients you always have in.
Loretta - Oct 10, 2018
Jo - Oct 09, 2018
Really tasty and easy to do, would recommend
James - Oct 09, 2018
As always, superb!
LeaSuwanna - Oct 09, 2018
I love spicy food so added extra scotch bonnet. Loved every bite. Definitely a leftover Sunday roast made into a wonderful meal the next day.
iain - Oct 08, 2018
Nice and fresh with the prawns
Gail - Oct 08, 2018
Really enjoyed it. Used all accompaniment suggestions! Made the pickle with the white wine vinegar and was a tasty contrast. Would make again x
Elton - Oct 07, 2018
One of our least favourites. Was slightly bland so we had to add extra seasoning. Also didn’t resemble the nasi goreng we’ve had.
Kari - Oct 07, 2018
Added in all the optional ingredients. Absolutely loved it. I’ll definitely be making this again!
Nicola - Oct 07, 2018
I love this
Maureen - Oct 07, 2018
Delicious with a couple of spring onions added
Joseph - Oct 06, 2018
Jackie - Oct 06, 2018
Not to our taste
Roxana - Oct 05, 2018
Not enough for two people
Karen - Oct 03, 2018
Nah- not exciting
Kirsty - Oct 03, 2018
Cucumber pickle was a nice touch...definitely use thighs as the app suggests and not chicken breast as per the recipe card.
Rosemary - Oct 03, 2018
Fab. Cooked this for my friend who lives in Indonesia and got the thumbs up from her :)
Vicky - Oct 03, 2018
Loved it. Have now found a way that the other half will eat cucumber. Really tasty, even with just water rather than vinegar.
Marie - Oct 03, 2018
Lesley - Oct 01, 2018
Will order this meal again. The cucumber was lovely but I used water rather than vinegar
Faye - Oct 01, 2018
Bobbi & Joe - Sep 30, 2018
Sarah - Sep 29, 2018
This is the first time I didn't follow the recipe at all as we didn't have the exact ingredients so just used the flavours and it was incredible
vanessa - Sep 29, 2018
This is amazing, and fast. I liked it more when you suggested chicken thighs, so I use them now still, when I make it
Karan - Sep 29, 2018
Jodie - Sep 28, 2018
Keiren - Sep 28, 2018
Simply tasty !
Katy - Sep 27, 2018
Kay - Sep 27, 2018
Really liked this. Great flavour and a bit of a kick from the spices. Good portion sizes too. Yum.
Simon - Sep 27, 2018
My husband loved this lots of flavour and filling
Terry - Sep 26, 2018
My wife did not like this one, I thought it was ok, but do not think I will order it again
Caroline - Sep 26, 2018
Very tasty, just the right level of heat for us