Nasi Goreng- Vegetarian#EatTheWorld

This is a National dish of Indonesia. I have made a vegetarian version, Nasi Goreng can simply refer to fried pre-cooked rice or left over rice, a meal including stir-fried rice. This rice is a one pot meal, you do not require any accompaniment with this dish. 
Its a meal in itself. You can make it spicy according to your taste. There are many ingredients in this dish which you can substitute or even eliminate, it does not change the taste of the dish. Do not get discouraged to prepare this dish by looking at the long list of ingredients, let me assure you that this dish is easy and quick to make. So here is the recipe.

2 Cups Rice
1 Large Carrot - peeled & cut into matchsticks
12 French beans - chopped
½ head Cabbage - finely shredded
5 Shallots - chopped
2 Cloves Garlic - minced
1 Tablespoon Red Chilli Sauce
1 Stalk Celery - finely chopped
½ Teaspoon Freshly Ground Black or White Pepper
2 Tablespoon Sweet Dark Soy Sauce * See Notes
Salt To Taste
4 Tablespoon Groundnut Oil
For The Ground Paste
1 Large Ripe Tomato
1 Teaspoon Coriander seeds
4 Cloves Garlic
4 Large Fresh Red Chilies* See Notes (You can used 4 dry Kashmiri red chilies)
4 Almonds
For Garnish
1 Bunch Scallions/Spring Onion Greens - chopped
Chopped Coriander Leaves

Soak the rice for 30 minutes then cook add few drops of peanut oil while cooking the rice, this will make the rice grainy and will not stick to each other. Do not cook the rice till it entirely soft strain it one stage before that. The rice once cooked should be grainy.

Grind the tomato, garlic , red chillies, almonds & coriander together to form a smooth paste and keep it aside.

In a large wok, heat the oil on medium flame add the chopped onions. Then add ground paste saute them till the sides starts leaving oil. Add in the carrots, beans and cabbage and saute them till the vegetables are tender. Add the cooked rice, salt, pepper, red chilli sauce and sweet soy sauce.
Mix well till combined. Garnish this chopped spring onion greens and coriander leaves.
My Notes
To make the Sweet Dark Soy Sauce I cooked it with 2 teaspoons palm jaggery.
Don' t have fresh red Chilies, you can used 4 dry Kashmiri red chilies. Soak them in warm water and then grind.
Labels: Rice, Asian Cuisine, Healthy, Vegan, Indonesia, Eat The World, Vegetarian, Sunday Funday, Main course

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  1. Happy to have a new recipe for leftover rice. Thanks

  2. I love all the vegetables you've added into your nasi goreng. We love the dish, and now I want to try it your way, too!

  3. I love that you did a vegetarian version of this. It looks so good.