Sunday, November 25, 2012

Nasi Goreng (Indonesian Fried Rice)





I made this Indonesian fried rice recently I really enjoyed it, was easy to make and had a nice kick to it. I based it on a Saveur recipe and an email from Jakarta via twitter from @dapurkutoday I love the food blogging and facebook, twitter community to connect with folks around the world, pull up a virtual chair at the table and share recipes its magic.




Ingredients:

for 3
  • a small handful of dried shrimp, or dried shrimp paste but I didn't have this
  • 1 tbsp. dark brown sugar
  • 2 shallots, roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • one small dried red chili or more to taste
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup of cooked rice
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce 



Method:

1. saute the shrimp, in a little canola oil, with the chili, shallots, garlic and brown sugar for about 3- 5 minutes and grind into a paste

2. add the cooked rice (I added some frozen peas to my rice as it was cooking) to the paste, with the soy sauce

3. Meanwhile fry 3 eggs leaving the yolk to be a little runny

4. serve the rice with a fried egg on top. 




I enjoyed this dish and so did the hubby although he wanted it a little more spicy. The kids weren't sure at all and I remember having to quickly boil pasta and vegetables for them. The darker nights are starting and am struggling to get those good shots in the natural light so some of my pictures will be so so. Is it just me or at times I am sure we feel the pressure to have perfect food blogs, with pucker pictures and amazing story telling :-), I say be yourself and have fun with it. I don't think I will ever try to make chow and chatter a business, although I have done social media work after learning blogging as it may become a chore. I also have no advertisements as I feel it can be distracting I don't do product reviews or links but thats just my choice. What are your thoughts?

Have a great start to the week 

hugs 


It was my birthday yesterday and the kids and hubby got me these wonderful flowers, in the evening we went to see Skyfall, overall great movie and fun to see an adult movie although we use a sitter so rarely all we could think about the whole time were the kids :-) 





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50 comments:

  1. I went to live in Malaysia when I was 7 and this dish was one of my favourites. Though as I've got older it gets a lot spicier!

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  2. Belated birthday wishes Rebecca, give me that plate i'll happily have it rite now for my lunch.

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  3. Good for you for treating yourself to a night out on your birthday. That picture of you & your children is one of my faves!

    I made a version of our fried rice last week, we especially like the added egg.

    About blogging - something you said on FB yesterday got me thinking. I'll have to email you about my idea ;)

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  4. Happy Birthday!!!! This looks lovely.

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  5. Happy Birthday. You are fantastic at branching out with all different cuisines. We may go to Indonesia this summer. I'll have to start cooking some of the dishes to aquaint the boys.

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    1. thanks Lauren I enjoy it otherwise i would get bored :-), this is a good place to start and wow exciting trip for you all

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  6. I'll like this Indonesian fried rice, more so with the egg. And, Happy Birthday!

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  7. Happy belated Birthday, Rebecca!
    The fried rice looks delish.

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  8. Belated Happy Birthday Rebecca! Hope the year ahead is FANTASTIC. Hugs

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  9. That looks so good!! Good for you and hubs having a night out to yourselves! Happy belated birthday :-)

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  10. Happy belated birthday!

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  11. Belated Happy Birthday! I love fried rice, and this is a great recipe. I like the idea of the dried shrimp - what flavor that must add! Good stuff - thanks.

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  12. Hey Happy birthday Rebecca! I bet you had a lovely one. How can i not love nasi goreng, it was a staple when I was growing up! Malaysian style tho:P

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  13. Happy belated birthday Rebecca! This looks absolutely delish! I love shrimp and do not like to make it the same every time. This is a perfect recipe!!!

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  14. Happy belated birthday Rebecca, love this picture with kids!! is so cute!!
    and this recipe look dleicious I think the kids would enjoy!!

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  15. Happy Birthday, Rebecca! Lovely bouquet :) I'd like to see Skyfall too but must see Lincoln first. There are so many good movies released this time of year.

    Delicious rice dish with wonderful flavors that I love.

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  16. How nice that you were able to celebrate your birthday with a night at the movies. (Happy Birthday!) I can't wait to see Skyfall, but a night at the movies is such a luxury these days. This brings back memories of my trip to Indonesia, so I'd really like to make it and I think the ponytails would quite like it. Thanks for the shout out on twitter -- I really appreciate it!

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    1. pleasure great blog and I hear you going out is a rarity

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  17. That rice looks and sounds great, Rebecca!My birthday was on Nov 17....We are Scorpio!!! Beautiful picture of you and the kids!Happy Birthday...:)

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  18. Love nasi goreng... being an Indonesia, obviously :)
    That looks scrumptious. Happy belated birthday to you. Hope you had a great day!

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    1. thanks pleased you like it :-) need to visit your blog more miss it

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  19. I love fried rice and I bet this nasi goreng tastes really good.

    Happy belated Birthday!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  20. This sounds perfect for a quick meal, will certainly try this out. Thanks Diane

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  21. Wow! These look divine and sound delicious.

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  22. Fried rice is very popular in this house; next time I will sit an fried egg on top; doesn't get better than that.
    Rita

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