A Recipe for Nasi Goreng Posted by on Nov 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

No matter where you are in Indonesia, chances are you’re not far away from a tasty plate of nasi goreng (fried rice). It’s cheap, filling, and reliable. It’s also pretty easy to make yourself! Here’s a recipe in Indonesian and English for this classic Indonesian dish:

An Indonesian staple dish.

An Indonesian staple dish.

Bahasa Indonesia


  • 4 piring nasi putih
  • 200 gram udang, goreng
  • 100 gram dada ayam, potong dadu, goreng
  • 2 buah cabai merah, buang isinya, iris menyerong
  • 2 sendok makan kecap manis
  • 2 sendok makan saos tomat
  • mentega secukupnya

Bahan Bumbu:

  • 5 siung bawang merah
  • 3 siung bawang putih
  • 1 sendok teh garam
  • 1/2 sendok teh gula pasir
  • 1/2 sendok teh terasi

Bahan Pelengkap:

  • 4 butir telur ceplok
  • Bawang goreng secukupnya

Cara Membuat:

  • Panaskan mentega, lalu masukkan bumbu-bumbu yang telah dihaluskan dan cabai merah, setelah itu masak hingga berbau harum.
  • Masukkan nasi, ayam dan udang, kemudian aduk-aduk hingga rata dan semua bahan tercampur menjadi satu dengan sempurna.
  • Angkat dan nasi goreng spesial siap disajikan selagi hangat.



  • 4 plates of white rice
  • 200 grams of shrimp, fried
  • 100 grams of chicken breast, diced, fried
  • 2 red chilies, remove the contents, sliced diagonally
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato sauce
  • butter to taste

Seasoning Ingredients:

  • 5 spring onions
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon shrimp paste

Supplementary Materials:

  • 4¬†fried eggs
  • fried onion to taste


  • Heat the butter, then add the spices that have been smoothed and red pepper, then cook until fragrant.
  • Add rice, chicken and shrimp, then stir until smooth and all the ingredients are mixed together perfectly.
  • Remove and the special fried rice is ready to serve while warm.


Of course, there are many variations of nasi goreng – just think of all the different kinds of meat, seafood, and various seasonings you could use. Get creative and try to make your own version! If you’re the kind of person who has to see the dish being made, here’s a good YouTube video:

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About the Author: sasha

Sasha is an English teacher, writer, photographer, and videographer from the great state of Michigan. Upon graduating from Michigan State University, he moved to China and spent 5+ years living, working, studying, and traveling there. He also studied Indonesian Language & Culture in Bali for a year. He and his wife run the travel blog Grateful Gypsies, and they're currently trying the digital nomad lifestyle across Latin America.


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