Sunday, November 9, 2008

Nasi Goreng

This week, for Happy to be at Home's Scrumptious Sunday Swap I wanted to do a main dish.

First let me give a little background on the Nasi Goreng that our family has grown to love. I was first introduced to this dish through my best friend, Hanneke. She is a Dutch immigrant to Canada. Apparently, at some point in history, the Dutch had colonized Indonesia. In the process they learned some of their foods. Hanneke's mom makes this dish with a spice packet. I was disappointed to find that they don't sell the spice packet in US grocery stores. It made my day to find the recipe in my "More with Less" cookbook. It is just as good as I remember. 

Ok, enough talking, here is the recipe:

Cook 2 cups of rice according to their package directions.

Saute 2 large onions until golden brown in 3 tbs vegetable oil.

Add and saute for one minute:
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp tumeric
1/2 tsp lemon grass (specialty spice)
1 1/4 tsp salt
Tabasco or crushed red pepper to taste

Meanwhile brown a pound of ground meat.

Add cooked rice and sauteed meat to spice mixture. Saute over low heat, stirring occasionally, to blend flavors (about 10 minutes).
Beat with a fork:
3 eggs
1/2 tsp salt
dash pepper
You can fry the egg in a separate pan in several thin layers, turning each layer once and rolling each as you take it from the skillet. Cut into strips and add to rice mix. However, I tend to not want to dirty another dish, so I add the eggs directly to the rice and mix well over low heat until it's cooked through.


"Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels. Hebrews 13:2


Kate said...

Wow, this looks delicious. That combination of spices sounds so good. fortunately, my family is very adventurous and I know they'd love to try this. I can't wait to make it!

Thanks for joining the Scrumptious Sunday Swap.

Laura said...

Yum, I love Nasi. Fortunately for me, you can buy the little packets in the grocery stores here. I never would have thought to make it from scratch but I'll have to try it sometime.

Julia Khouri said...

yum! I am going to try this.

CappuccinoLife said...

Sounds delicious! My sister makes this all the time but for some reason I've never made it myself.