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Nasi Goreng

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


  • 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


  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.