Indonesian Fried Rice (Nasi Goreng)

    1 hour 10 minutes

    There are many recipes for nasi goreng. This version combines thin and tender strips of beef with juicy prawns.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
    • 2 teaspoons sherry vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons salt-reduced soy sauce
    • 250g lean rump or fillet steak, cut across the grain into thin strips
    • 1 2/3 cups (350g) long-grain white rice
    • 2 eggs
    • 3 spring onions, sliced on the diagonal
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander
    • 2 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 150g peeled raw prawns
    • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
    • 1 green chilli, seeded and thinly sliced
    • 15g fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
    • 2 carrots, peeled and coarsely grated
    • 3/4 cup (150g) frozen peas, thawed
    • splash of chilli sauce (optional)

    Preparation:45min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:1hour10min 

    1. Whisk together the sesame oil, vinegar and 1 tablespoon of the soy sauce in a bowl. Add the beef and toss to coat in the marinade. Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes, or overnight if you have time.
    2. Meanwhile, bring the rice and 1 1/2 cups lightly salted water to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes or until almost tender, then drain. Spread out on a tray and leave to cool. (You will get the best results if you refrigerate the rice overnight.)
    3. Lightly beat the eggs in a small bowl or jug, then stir in the spring onions and coriander and season with freshly ground black pepper. Heat 2 teaspoons of the oil in a non-stick omelette pan or frying pan and pour in the beaten egg mixture. Cook the eggs for a few seconds, then stir gently for about a minute until the base begins to set. Stop stirring and cook for a further 2 minutes until lightly set. Roll up the omelette, slide it onto a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.
    4. Heat 1 tablespoon of the remaining oil in a wok or large, deep frying pan until hot. Add the beef with the marinade and stir-fry on a high heat for about 1 minute until well browned. Remove with a slotted spoon leaving all the juices behind. Set aside.
    5. Add the remaining oil to the pan. Add the prawns, garlic, chilli and ginger and stir-fry for 2 minutes until the prawns have just turned pink, then add the carrots, peas and rice and toss on the heat for a further minute. Finally, add the cooked beef, sprinkle with the remaining soy sauce and stir-fry for a final 1–2 minutes until everything is heated through.
    6. Spoon the rice mixture into a warmed serving bowl. Cut the omelette into thin strips and scatter over the rice. For those who like an extra spicy kick, serve with chilli sauce.

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