This fiery Indonesian fried rice is sure to get your tastebuds working overtime!
Cook rice according to package directions. Cool completely.
In small food processor, pulse together shallots, garlic, fresh chili, salt, oil and 2 tbsp water. Pulse to a paste consistency.
In a large wok or skillet set over medium-high heat, add remaining oil. Cook spice paste, stirring constantly for 3 to 4 mins or until slightly darker shade and very fragrant.
Stir in rice. Cook, stirring, for 3 to 4 mins or until well coated in sauce. In a small bowl, stir in soy sauce and sugar. Add to rice. Cook, stirring for 5 to 8 minutes or until rice heated through.
Divide rice among 6 bowls. Top with fried egg. Garnish with tomato slices, cucumber slices and fried shallots. Drizzle with kecap manis and sprinkle with cilantro.
Kecap manis is a sweet soy sauce, make your own substitute by combining 2 parts oyster sauce to 1 part brown sugar.
Add 1 tsp shrimp paste or 1 tbsp fish sauce to spice paste for added flavor.
For milder nasi goreng, use only 1 chili pepper and remove the seeds.
This sweet soy sauce comes straight from Indonesia and is a staple in everyday Asian dishes. It has a darker color and a syrup like consistency. It has a molasses like flavor. If you are thinking of making a good stiry fry or fried rice, this sauce is a welcomed addition.
The main difference between the two is that soy sauce is salty with a consistency of water; whereas kecap manis has a much sweeter taste and its consistency resembles maple syrup. Soy sauce can be used to replace salt and kecap manis is used for sweetness. The two sauces work very well together.
Making your own sauce at home could not be any easier. Once you try it we are sure you will soon become a pro! Follow these simple steps:
¼ c. soy sauce
¼ c. + ⅛ c. brown sugar
Add brown sugar and soy sauce in a small pot. Over low to medium flame boil the sauce until it thickens resembling maple syrup. Continue to boil over low heat. Take care so the mixture does not over boil. Keep in mind that it will thicken as it cools.
You will soon become a sauce making expert and will be making this sauce again and again to enjoy with all of Carolina® Rice´s delicious recipes.
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