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This funky traditional Indonesian fried rice with an egg on it certainly packs a punch.

Nasi Goreng
Servings:

serving time2

Ingredients

  • Half a stalk lemongrass, chopped

  • 2 sliced red Thai chilies

  • 1 red onion, peeled and chopped

  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped

  • 2 knob ginger, peeled and chopped

  • 3 tbsps coconut oil

  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar

  • 2 tbsp shrimp paste

  • 2 tbsps cold water

  • 1 tsp sesame oil

  • 3 tbsps peanut oil

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 cups day-old rice

  • 1 tomato, quartered

  • 4 leaves butter lettuce

  • 2 scallions, chopped

  • 2 tsps chili powder

Instructions

  1. Place all of the rice paste ingredients in a food processor and blend into a paste. In a wok, on high heat, add 1 tbsp of peanut oil until smoking. Saute 2 tbsp of rice paste for 2 to 3 minutes, to melt the sugar. Add the rice and stir constantly until all the rice is coated.

  2. In a small skillet over medium-high heat, add 2 tablespoons of peanut oil, crack the egg into a pan. Fry until the edges of the egg are crispy.

  3. Add rice to the serving plate, place tomato and lettuce on the side of the rice. Sprinkle with scallions. Make a small well in the middle of the rice. Place egg in the well. Sprinkle with the chili powder. Serve.

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