Nasi Goreng: Fusion Taste Team challenge #4

By | June 4, 2011

This weeks dish, Nasi Goreng, translates as ‘fried rice’ in Indonesian and Malay and is considered the national dish of Indonesia.  I have gone for a different version though and tried it with noodles rather then rice.

There are lots of different versions of this, the traditional version uses chicken,  I’ve used beef which is called Nasi Goreng sapi, and you can use whatever you like really; seafood, vegetables, even sausages.

Heres my version

Ingredients:

  • 4 tbsp Worldfoods Nasi Goreng paste
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 400g beef, cut into strips (I used sirloin steak)
  • Dried egg noodles, 1 nest per person, cooked according to pack instructions (if using rice this must be cooked at least 2 hours earlier)

Method:

  1. Make an omelette with the 2 eggs.  Cool and shred thinly.
  2. Heat the oil in a wok and add the Nasi Goreng paste and cook for one minute until aromatic.
  3. Add the beef and fry for about 5 minutes
  4. Add the noodles/rice and cook until heated through
  5. Garnish with the omelette

I must admit that I added a fresh chilli to this dish too but it really wasn’t necessary and I wouldn’t do it again. 

Despite the chilli though, this dish is my favourite of the challenges so far.  I loved the flavour, it was nice and spicy and the omelette was a great addition to the dish.  The amount of paste I used was around half the jar so I’m sure I’ll be making this dish again very soon.

Oh, and once again, C loved it!  Just to prove it I managed to get a pic of her attempting to eat it with her chopsticks.

Check out the Worldfoods facebook page to see how the other Fusion Taste team members got on.  They’ll also be running competitions so don’t forget to like them.

EDIT: I’ve now been told that mine was actually called ‘Mie Goreng’ as I used noodles rather than rice.

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2 Comments

Mostly Yummy on June 6, 2011 at 3:55 pm.

This looks fab with the noodles! I did the rice version and absolutely loved it so I will definitely be giving this a try with noodles next time. I love how we all have a different take on the challenges :-)

Emma on June 8, 2011 at 11:00 am.

I’ll be trying out the rice version next time!