Nasi Goreng (Fried Rice) #2

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Title: Nasi Goreng (Fried Rice) #2
Yield: 4 Servings
Categories: Rice

Ingredients:

Cooked rice enough for
-amount of servings (not
-sticky rice)
Chicken breast (boneless) or
-fillet of pork enough for
-servings
1 md Leek; cut in small
-rings
1 Good handful of beansprouts;
-washed
1 lg Onion; chopped
1 lg Egg; beaten
2 ts Sambal ulek (see note)
Soy sauce to taste
Trassi (see note)
Vetsin (see note)
2 Cloves garlic; peeled and
-minced
1 ts Fresh ginger; about, finely
-chopped


Nasi Goreng is an Indonesian dish. It is so common, that every household
has its own recipe. In The Netherlands, it is a very popular dish. As Nasi
is quite 'basic', you should serve some side dishes, like sweet-and-sour
vegetables, sate with peanutbutter-sauce, babi pangang (grilled bacon in a
sweet-and-sour tomato sauce) etc.

The Dutch prefer their nasi with a fried egg on top, together with pickles
and some krupuk (prawn crackers).

Enjoy! And don't forget to experiment with the following basic recipe....

Chop meat in a-little-smaller-than-bite-sized pieces. Heat (sunflower)oil
in heavy frying pan. Put in ginger and garlic until the oil starts to
smell nice. Fry a small piece (1/2 teaspoon) of trassi, crush it into small
lumps before putting it in the hot oil. Optionally, remove ginger, trassi
and garlic after this stage. Add meat and fry until done and brown. Add
onion and leek, fry for a few minutes. Add sambal and fry. Add egg, add
portions of rice before egg sets. The stuff should get sticky-ish. Keep
adding and frying parts of the rice until all rice has been fried
golden/brownish. Keep stirring very well! Bring to taste with some soy
sauce and a little vetsin.

Add the beansprouts the last minute to prevent them from getting cooked.
Optionally, stir in some finely chopped ham just before serving.

Serve with a fried egg, sweet-and-sour veggies, chop suey or other side
dish of your choice.

Note that not all Nasi Goreng is brown; quite often we see completely
white nasi here which is just rice with some veggies and ham added. Its
taste will be softer. Also, the meat can be left out if you prefer the meat
in a side dish.

As a student, i made the nasi always with minced pork, a lot cheaper than
chicken or fillet....experiment guys! Try frying pieces of carrot,
cauliflower, eggplant, broccoli or whatever you like before adding the
egg&

NOTES:

1. Sambal ulek is a paste made of hot peppers and a little oil.

2. Trassi is a paste made of prawns which are dried and fermented; the
smell is horrible, but the taste lovely after frying

3. Vetsin is a flavour-enhancer, i forgot the chemical name; i'm very
allergic to it, so i never use it.

DIJCKS@CE.PHILIPS.NL

(DIJCK STEPHANIE V.)

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