RICE: Indonesian-style fried rice (nasi)

Indonesian-style fried rice (nasi)
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
If you try to ask for fried rice in Dutch (gefrituurd rijst) they will look at you like you are talking jibberish. Indonesian food is so deeply integrated into Dutch food culture that the Indonesian word for fried rice (nasi) has been taken over as Dutch. If you happen to be in the Netherlands, you can buy the veggies for this recipe pre-chopped as 'nasi-vegetables'.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indonesian
Servings: 4
Ingredients
  • 3 c cooked rice
  • 1 T + 2 T vegetable oil
  • 6 cups finely chopped mixed vegetables such as:
  • 1 c bean sprouts
  • 1 c onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 c red bell pepper finely chopped
  • 1/2 c carrot finely diced
  • 3 c shredded white cabbage
  • 1/2 t cumin
  • 1/4 t tumeric
  • 1/2 t ginger powder
  • 1 t coriander
  • pinch cinnamon
  • 1 t salt
  • 1/4 c water
Instructions
  1. Mix spices in small bowl.
  2. Add 1 T vegetable oil to pan and heat over medium-high heat.
  3. When oil is heated, add vegetables and stir-fry until soft but not brown, about 4 minutes.
  4. Add spices and continue to fry for 30 seconds.
  5. Add water then rice. Stir to heat evenly.
Recipe Notes

For a traditional Dutch-Indonesian dinner, serve with chicken skewers and peanut sauce.

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