Nasi Goreng

You Will Need:

  • 2 cups long-grain rice
  • salt
  • 2 tablespoons tamarind paste
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 8 shallots, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 inch fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 small cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium tomatoes, peeled,seeded,and diced
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon packed dark brown sugar
To Garnish
  • 3 tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/4 red peppers, cored,seeded,and diced
  • 1/2 cucumber, diced
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
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Nasi Goreng

This traditional Indonesian dish will remind you of travels abroad. A favourite of vegos and non-vegos alike!



Buy a nasi goreng flavour sachet instead of using the paste and spices (checking the ingredients are safe) forget the cabbage and just serve the rice dish over a bed of fresh sliced lettuce and cucumber.

Photo by prizepony / CC

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