Indonesian Fried Rice with Chicken and Shrimp (Nasi Goreng)

Indonesian Fried Rice with Chicken and Shrimp (Nasi Goreng)

In Bahasa Indonesian, "nasi" means "rice" and "goreng" means "fried." It tastes really good wrapped in lettuce leaves.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Japanese leek
about 10 cm
Chicken tenders or whatever chicken meat you prefer
100 g
Frozen shrimp (small)
Garlic (minced)
1/2 teaspoon
Cooked rice
240 g (2 rice bowls' worth)
Olive oil
2 tablespoons
Fish sauce
1 tablespoon
1/2 teaspoon
Vinegar (preferably rice vinegar)
1/2 teaspoon
Kabosu citrus juice (or lemon juice)
1/2 teaspoon
Olive oil
1/2 teaspoon
Sakura shrimp (crushed)
2 teaspoons
Garlic (minced)
1/2 teaspoon
Chili peppers
Green chili pepper paste (optional)
1/4 teaspoon - to taste
Red chili pepper (optional)
1/2 - to taste
The optional ingredients can be substituted with other ingredients.
This dish costs 250 yen a plate for 2-3 people


1. Finely crush the sakura shrimp. Finely chop the chili pepper and Japanese leek (slice the chili pepper into rounds). Cut the chicken into small pieces to cook through quickly. Rinse the frozen shrimp in warm water and blot the excess moisture.
2. Combine the A ingredients.
3. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a frying pan and prepare a sunny side side up.
4. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the pan. Stir-fry the leek and garlic, in that order.
5. Add the chicken and stir-fry until stir-fry.
6. Add the shrimp to Step 5 and stir-fry.
7. Add the A ingredients. When it comes to a boil, cook for 1 more minute.
8. Add the warm cooked rice.
9. Mix it well and it's done.
10. (Note:) You could also break the egg into small pieces with a spoon and combine with the rice.

Story Behind this Recipe

The Indonesian food that I had for lunch today wasn't nasi goreng, but it reminded me of it. This came out so much better than that dish that I had at an Indonesian restaurant ages ago!