Indonesian Fried Rice with Coconut-Shrimp Sambal

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Indonesian Fried Rice with Coconut-Shrimp Sambal
Indonesian Fried Rice
Spice Market

Indonesian Fried Rice

This is one of the most popular items at Spice Market. Fried rice is commonly eaten for breakfast in Indonesia, where it is called "nasi goreng," and in some locales it is still served wrapped in a banana leaf. For a truly authentic experience, look for some kecap manis (sweet, thick soy sauce), a popular condiment for many Indonesian dishes, in the international foods aisle or an Asian specialty grocery store.

4
Servings
597
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the coconut sambal

  • 1/4 Cup vegetable oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 Cup dried shrimp, soaked twice in hot water and chopped
  • 3 Teaspoons coconut powder
  • 2 Teaspoons fish sauce
  • 3/4 Cups lime juice
  • 1/2 Cup Thai palm sugar
  • 2 green Thai bird's-eye chiles, minced
  • 1 Teaspoon kosher salt

For the fried rice

  • 1 Teaspoon unsalted butter
  • 4 eggs
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 Cup English peas, shelled
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 Cup thin asparagus, sliced into ¼-inch pieces
  • 1/4 Cup thinly sliced spring onion
  • 1/4 Cup thinly sliced baby zucchini
  • 4 Cups cooked Jasmine rice, spread on a baking sheet and left to dry overnight in the fridge
  • 1 Cup Thai basil leaves

Directions

For the coconut sambal

Heat the oil in a wok over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until light golden, then add the shrimp and cook until deep golden, about 4-5 minutes total. Then, add the rest of the ingredients, increase the heat to high, and cook until a light syrup consistency is achieved, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.

For the fried rice

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Melt the butter in an ovenproof sauté pan over medium-high heat. Meanwhile, whisk the eggs together in a bowl and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Add the eggs to the pan and cook, undisturbed, until the bottom has set, about 4-5 minutes. Transfer to the oven and finish in the oven, about 8-10 minutes.

Meanwhile, set up an ice water bath in a small bowl. Fill a small pot with water and bring to a boil over high heat. Season with salt, to taste, and add the peas. Blanch for about 30 seconds. Remove to the water bath and drain once cooled.

Heat the oil in a wok over high heat. Add the vegetables and stirring until lightly charred, about 30 seconds. Then, add the dried rice and ½ cup of the coconut sambal and cook until the rice is hot throughout. Then, add the eggs and basil. Transfer the rice to a bowl and serve with the remaining coconut sambal on the side.

Fried Rice Shopping Tip

Staples of Asian cuisine such as ginger, daikon, rice vinegar, and spicy chile sauces like Sriracha add bright, fresh flavors without lots of fuss.

Fried Rice Cooking Tip

Sriracha has good heat but also has flavor - its mild sweetness comes from sun-ripened chili peppers as well as sugar and garlic.

Fried Rice Wine Pairing

Tempranillo or other light Spanish red wine types with paella, even seafood paella. Various other wines depending on what rice is cooked with; see Pasta Recipes and other individual food types.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
29g
44%
Sugar
21g
N/A
Saturated Fat
4g
21%
Cholesterol
183mg
61%
Protein
14g
29%
Carbs
73g
24%
Vitamin A
115µg
13%
Vitamin B12
0.5µg
7.6%
Vitamin B6
0.6mg
29.6%
Vitamin C
56mg
93%
Vitamin D
0.9µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
6mg
29%
Vitamin K
49µg
61%
Calcium
113mg
11%
Fiber
5g
22%
Folate (food)
59µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
59µg
15%
Iron
3mg
16%
Magnesium
122mg
30%
Monounsaturated
18g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
4mg
20%
Phosphorus
313mg
45%
Polyunsaturated
5g
N/A
Potassium
443mg
13%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
18.3%
Sodium
922mg
38%
Sugars, added
18g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
18.7%
Trans
0.2g
N/A
Zinc
2mg
16%

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