After work kitchen: Culinary journey to Indonesia: Blitz recipe for Nasi Goreng in just 30 minutes

Finally closing time! Spending a lot of time in the kitchen to prepare complex dishes – most people don’t want to do that.

After work kitchen: Culinary journey to Indonesia: Blitz recipe for Nasi Goreng in just 30 minutes

Finally closing time! Spending a lot of time in the kitchen to prepare complex dishes – most people don’t want to do that. But varied, aromatic dishes with fancy names don't always have to be complicated. Like this flash recipe for a spicy nasi goreng.

With lots of fresh vegetables, juicy meat and plenty of taste, the rice dish brings variety to the dining table - and at least lets you mentally travel to the distant world of Indonesia. Prepared in just 30 minutes, the delicious recipe is also absolutely suitable after work and ideal for long, tiring working days.

Nasi Goreng is incredibly versatile. Since the dish is traditionally prepared from leftovers from the day before, there are almost no limits to your choice of ingredients. Everything that can be found in the fridge goes into the wok: whether spring onions, carrots and/or peppers, there is almost nothing that doesn't go well. There are also chicken, beef or seafood.

Eggs are also part of the original recipe of the rice dish. They are either added directly to the pan or served as a fried egg on top of the finished dish. The spices ensure the typical taste: soy sauce, sambal oelek and chutneys, as well as curries, chili and lots of garlic are a must and give nasi goreng its unique aroma. Sprouts, seedlings and dried mushrooms are also recommended for that authentic Asia feeling.

By the way: The name "Nasi Goreng" is not quite as spectacular as it might sound to European ears. "Nasi" means "rice" and "goreng" is the Indonesian word for "fried" - fried rice. But because "Nasi Goreng" just sounds so much nicer and more exotic, we'll stick with it.

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