Saturday, 19 May 2012

Nasi - Indonesian fried rice and vegetable dish

What you need -- about 2 cups of a variety of vegetables such as cauliflower, carrot,  onion, which are washed and chopped, and about 1 cup of shredded cabbage, and 1 cup of beansprouts; 4 cups cooked rice, (about 2 cups raw); 2 packets of Nasi spices or 1 Tbs of your own blend of spices*; Sambal oelek;  oil for cooking. Eggs if desired.
* Usually includes cumin, coriander, onion, garlic, paprika, salt and pepper,

What you do -- Cook rice in a rice cooker or pot.  Heat oil in a large saute pan or deep skillet. Add onion and garlic, then other vegetables and allow to cook until just tender-crisp. Stir in spices and Sambal to taste.  Add hot cooked rice and stir well. If desired, cook eggs in a separate skillet according to taste, and place cooked eggs on top of each serving of Nasi. As an option, you can add 2 cups of chopped cooked chicken or pork, or a bag of cooked shrimp, to make this a complete meal in one pot.  It can also be served in the simple form, or as another dish on your buffet for Rijsttafel. Usually served with extra Ketjap, and extra Sambal so people can add their own.

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