We’ve been talking at work about new recipes and what we can try that will encourage our kidlets to try new dishes and I remember my dear friend Danielle gave me this recipe for Nasi Goreng. It’s great because it can use up all your leftovers, in particular meat, you can add any vegies you have in the fridge and make it your own. We have used left over roast beef, roast chicken, you could even add some chorizo sausage or something similar. Grated Carrots, Zucchini, corn, peas etc all work too, we haven’t made it with the bananas, but the egg is wonderful on it and 9 times out of 10 everyone scrapes their plate or asks for more so it’s a winner in my eyes. Thanks Dani!
Here is the recipe I use for Nasi Goreng a la mama Saaf (my mother-in-law). You’re a great cook so you will know how to adjust taste to suit. All herb and spice measurements are approximates as I just adjust to taste. This is a great dish to use up left over rice and meat.
Olive oil 1 tablespoon
Butter for baking bananas
Boiled rice 2-3 cups
Ground coriander seed 3 teaspoons
Cumin 2 teaspoons
Ginger powder 1 teaspoon
Ketjap Manis 1 tablespoon
Sambal Badjak 1 teaspoon
1 onion finely diced
2-3 cloves garlic crushed
1 leek chopped (if you don’t have any leeks on hand this dish still tastes good without them. Maybe just add more onion)
Grated zucchini (optional…I find that this dish doesn’t have enough veg in it otherwise)
250-300 grams cooked meat (we use pork or beef but you could use any type of left over meat you like), mirrepoix(?) in other words, finely diced
1 cup prawns (optional)
Bananas 1 per person
Eggs 1 per person
Fry onion and leek in olive oil over medium heat until soft.
Add rice and stir to mix well
Add all herbs and spices including ketjap manis and sambal
Add grated zucchini
Cook on low heat for about 15 minutes
In the meantime preheat oven to about 160 degrees celsius. Melt butter in an oven proof dish and cook bananas until soft (about 15 minutes).
When nasi goreng and bananas are done, fry one egg per person sunny side up. Yolk should be a bit runny.
Serve nasi goreng with a banana on the side and top with the fried egg.
Good accompanying items to this dish are white cocktail onions, mango chutney and of course, more sambal badjak.
Eet smakelijk! (bon apetit in Dutch)