Nasi goreng is a popular Indonesian fried rice dish that is easy to make and can be customized to your taste. Here’s a simple recipe for nasi goreng:


  • 3 cups cooked rice (preferably leftover rice)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 cup mixed vegetables (such as peas, carrots, and corn)
  • 1-2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon kecap manis (sweet soy sauce)
  • 1 teaspoon sambal oelek (chili paste)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Vegetable oil for cooking
  • Optional toppings: sliced cucumber, tomato, and fried shallots


  1. Heat a tablespoon of oil in a wok or large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the beaten eggs and scramble until cooked. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  2. In the same pan, add a little more oil and sauté the garlic and onion until fragrant and softened.
  3. Add the mixed vegetables and stir-fry for a few minutes until tender.
  4. Add the cooked rice to the pan and stir-fry with the vegetables until heated through.
  5. Add the soy sauce, kecap manis, sambal colek, salt, and pepper to taste. Mix well and continue to stir-fry for a few more minutes.
  6. Add the scrambled eggs back to the pan and mix well with the rice.
  7. Serve hot, garnished with sliced cucumber, tomato, and fried shallots if desired.

Enjoy your homemade nasi goreng.