Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Nasi Goreng Melayu, Malay Fried Rice - "Malaysian Monday 36"

My nannny Kak Timah used to make this for me to take to school. Whenever I asked "nasi goreng apa tu? (what kind of fried rice is that?) and her answer was always "nasi goreng macam- macam ada!"(fried rice with all sorts in it!) With some leftover cooked rice and some sambal tumis  in the fridge, it was easy to recreate the dish that brings back many fond memories..... 
I am looking forward to the Easter/Anzac long weekend and there will be a few Malaysian meals, please let me know if you have any special request. 

serves 2 as a one dish meal
you'll need;
2 cups of cooked rice
oil for cooking
1 shallot, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
10 prawns, shelled and roughly chopped
1/2 chicken breast, diced
a handful of green beans, cut at an angle
2 tbs of light soy
2 tbs of kecap manis (sweet soy)
2 to 3 tbs of sambal tumis 
salt and white pepper to taste
1 red chili, sliced
2 spring onions, chopped
fried eggs to serve
fried shallot to serve
lime or lemon wedges to serve
extra sambal tumis to serve

Prepare the vegetables.

Roughly chop prawns and dice the chicken breast.

Saute shallot and garlic with 2 tbs of cooking oil for a minute or until light golden then add in the chopped prawns and chicken. Continue to cook for a minute or 2.

Add rice and mix well, breaking up lumps as you go. Next throw in the green beans and continue to cook for a further minute on high heat.

Add seasonings and cook for a minute more, finally add in the chopped spring onions and chili slices. Check for seasonings.

 Serve immediately with a fried egg, lemon wedge and extra sambal tumis on the side.

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  1. sedapnya..lagi pedas lagi sedap.Bestnya jika dapat Jumpa kak Timah,dapat belajar banyak resepi darinya:)dan boleh pssttt psttt..Macamana Tummy masa kecik kecik dulu hehe tentu sangat rajin memasak kan.

  2. Vorrei provare a cucinare un riso come questo lo penso molto gustoso, ciao ☺

  3. Hi, I love malay fried rice, can add some chili padi too....

  4. Looks yummy!! you are such a great cook!

  5. Its an eye-catching dish. Certainly a fabulous one-pot meal!

  6. Nasi Goreng is one of the best meals ever.

  7. haha... that is what I do as well when I have all sorts of bits and pieces. Great way to get rid of unused food

  8. Ha ha, nasi goreng macam-macam ada, gerenti sedap :) I got given lots of chillies when I went to visit the in-laws, time to make your sambal tumis, yay!

  9. Starving now....lying in bed just lusting after masam masam aga... sigh.

    On the upside I'm sure I'm wasting away, dribbling while reading your blog.

  10. Wow so delicious and mouth-watering malay fried rice,clear explanation

  11. now that fried rice is really packed with loads of yum!

  12. Tried the sambal and the fried rice. So good..Thanks.

  13. Sugannya,
    Thanks for trying and I am glad to know they turned out well for u :)


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