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Photo Credit: Chef Alexandre Griche
In Indonesia, Nasi Goreng, Indonesian style fried rice, is a food staple. Depending on where you are in the country, you can find many twists on this simple dish. At Nihi Resort on Sumba Island, Executive Chef Alexandre Griche teaches a classic version in the resort’s cooking class that you can whip up in no time, and add your own personal preferences to, like grilled shrimp.
Ingredients: 2 cups steamed rice (cold), 1/4 cup carrot diced, 1/4 cup cabbage, diced, 1/4 cup green peas, 1 spring onion, sliced thinly, 1 red chili sliced, 1 celery leaf, chopped, 3 pieces of chopped garlic, 1 fresh egg (optional), salad oil. Sauce: 2 teaspoons of sweet soy sauce, 1 teaspoon sesame oil, 1 teaspoon salty soy sauce, 2 teaspoons chili paste (optional), 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon white pepper powder. Method: Heat a pan or wok until medium heat. Pour oil into pan and sauté garlic. Add egg and stir quickly. Add the vegetable and stir for a while. Add rice and sauce. Keep cooking on medium heat. Mix well, adjust seasoning