Nasi Goreng

Nasi Goreng

Whole almonds add beneficial monounsaturated fats to EatingWell’s spin on this Indonesian-style fried rice. For added flavor, texture and nutritional oomph, our Nasi Goreng is brimming with fresh vegetables and accompanied with fresh slices of cool cucumber and tomato. To make it vegetarian we’ve substituted soy sauce for the fish sauce that’s typically used as a seasoning.

Nutirion Profile: Diabetes Appropriate Gluten Free Diet Healthy Weight Heart Healthy Low Calorie Low Sat Fat Low Sodium

Serves Prep Time Total Time
6 30 min 30 min



  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 4 small shallots, peeled
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 tablespoon whole almonds
  • 2 small chile peppers, seeded and diced
  • 2 tablespoon peanut or canola oil, divided
  • 2 cups finely chopped or shredded vegetables, such as yellow bell pepper, cabbage and broccoli
  • 2 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon kecap manis, (see Ingredient Note)
  • 4 cups cooked and cooled brown rice
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium tomato, sliced
  • 1 small cucumber, sliced

Cooking Instruction

Step 1

Generously coat a wok or large skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. Pour in eggs, reduce heat to medium-low and cook, lifting the edges so uncooked egg flows underneath, until mostly set, 1 to 2 minutes. Slide out of the pan onto a clean cutting board. When cool enough to handle, cut into thin strips.

Step 2

Place shallots, garlic, almonds and chiles in a food processor. Process to a thick paste. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in the wok (or pan) over medium-high heat. Add the paste and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl.

Step 3

Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Add vegetables and cook, stirring, until crisp-tender, about 2 minutes. Add the shallot paste, soy sauce, kecap manis and rice and stir until combined and heated through, about 2 minutes more. Transfer the Nasi Goreng to a platter. Top with the strips of egg and scallions. Arrange tomato and cucumber slices around the edges.


  • Serving: Per serving
  • Calories: 295
  • Carbohydrates: 40g
  • Fat: 10g
  • Protein: 9g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 106mg
  • Potassium: 416mg
  • Sodium: 380mg
  • Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 medium-fat meat, 1 fat
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2 1/2