Nasi goreng

  • serves 2
  • Easy

This Indonesian fried rice is a quick-to-make vegetarian meal topped with omelette ribbons and chilli sauce. Often enjoyed as a main course, or as a side dish.



  • olive oil for frying
  • eggs 2, beaten
  • red chillies 2, shredded
  • shallots 4, finely sliced
  • garlic 1 clove, finely chopped
  • carrot 1 large, peeled and julienned
  • chestnut mushrooms 150g, sliced
  • basmati rice 250g (either cook 125g of rice, or use a 250g pack of ready cooked)
  • brown sugar 2 tsp
  • soy sauce 1 tbsp
  • chilli sauce 2 tbsp
  • cucumber ¼, cut into skinny batons
  • sesame oil


  • Step 1

    Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large non-stick pan or wok. Pour in ½ the beaten egg to make a really thin omelette, then slide out. Repeat, then roll both omelettes up together and slice into ribbons.

  • Step 2

    Heat another tbsp oil and cook half the chilli, the shallots, garlic, carrot and mushrooms for 4 minutes. Add the rice and cook for another 2 minutes. Mix the brown sugar with the soy and the chilli sauce until dissolved, then stir through the rice.

  • Step 3

    Pile onto a serving dish and top with the omelette ribbons, cucumber and rest of the chilli. Drizzle with sesame oil to finish.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 656
  • Carbs 63.4g
  • Protein 14.8g
  • Fat 29.7g
  • Salt 1.26g
  • Fibre 3.6g