Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Tonight's dinner

Today I had some errands to run and an appointment to get my hair highlighted.  It was in sad shape, but looks great now.  I also decided to make Nasi Goreng for dinner.  

For those of you who don't know, Nasi Goreng is an Indonesian rice & curry dish.  It's so delicious, and I made a HUGE batch so we would have leftovers, because it also reheats well.  I make mine a little different that my mom, but not too much.  I use brown rice instead of white because it's healthier and I  ALWAYS cook my rice in chicken stock.  It adds so much flavor to the dish.  When cooking the rice, I add the sambal.  It's an Indonesian pepper paste.  I cook it with the rice so the flavor mixes throughout.

Then, I dice up celery & onion and saute them.  I usually add the meat to the pan at the same time, but I made such a large batch today that it wouldn't all fit.

Season the meat liberally with garlic, salt, and pepper.  

When the meat, celery & onions are done cooking, add to a large mixing bowl.  When the rice is done cooking, add it to the bowl as well.

Mix the meat, celery, & onions with the rice and season with curry powder.  (I do it at this step because otherwise all of the seasoning ends up in the liquid the meat leaves behind.)

It's almost ready to enjoy at this point, just needs the topping...Fried Eggs!

Scoop some Nasi Goreng onto your plate, and top with the cooked eggs.  I took a picture, but my computer and camera are arguing about uploading it, so imagine the next picture with eggs and cashews on top.  The beets were just because they're delicious and I've been on a kick lately...

It's a delicious and easy meal to make.  Let me know if you try it!!

Hope y'all have a great week!


  1. How do you like that new Sambal? Is it as flavorful as the sambal Nasi Goreng?