Indonesian Fried Rice
This is the famous Indonesian nasi goreng – a truly delectable one-meal rice dish that is made simply in a wok. Unlike the Chinese version of fried rice, it includes a combination of meat and prawns. Soy sauce and shrimp paste are also added, which is uniquely Indonesian. It is typical of the rich and flavourful food found in Indonesia.
|Enough dried long grain white rice to fill a measuring jug to 400ml (14fl oz)|
|2 tsp||sesame oil|
|2 tbsp||ground nut oil|
|2 tbsp||coarsely chopped garlic|
|175g (6oz)||raw prawns, shelled and de-veined, then cut into 1cm (½in) pieces|
|1||small onion, finely chopped|
|1 tbsp||shrimp paste|
|225g (8oz)||minced pork or beef|
|1 tbsp||light soy sauce|
|2 tbsp||dark soy sauce|
|1||small cucumber, peeled and finely sliced|
|Salt and pepper|
At least 2 hours in advance, or the night before, cook the rice according to the packet instructions. Spread it out on a baking sheet and allow it to cool thoroughly, then put it in the fridge until needed.
Combine the eggs with the sesame oil,½ teaspoon of salt and some pepper, then set aside.
Heat a wok or large frying pan over a high heat. Add the oil and, when it is very hot and slightly smoking, add the garlic, prawns, onion, shrimp paste, ½ teaspoon of salt and some pepper. Stir-fry for 2 minutes.
Add the minced pork or beef and stir-fry for 2 minutes.Nowadd the rice and continue to stir-fry for 3 minutes. Next, add the light soy sauce and dark soy sauce and stir-fry for 2 minutes.
Add the egg mixture and stir-fry for another minute. Turn onto a platter, garnish with the sliced cucumber and serve at once.