Nasi goreng (Indonesian fried rice)

Gluten free
What is Nasi Goreng? Literally it means fried rice. This is the most popular dish in Indonesian cuisine. Fried rice with herbs (because of the delicious vegan bumbu!) and vegetables. Do you want to make an Indonesian rice table? Then nasi goreng cannot be missed. Oh, and don't forget the fried onions and peanut sauce, because they complete this vegan nasi!
DinnerRice dish4 servings25 minutes preparation

This is what you need

For the nasiWhite basmati rice300 g
Onion1 large
Leek1 small
Oxheart cabbage150 g
Carrot1 large
Garlic3 cloves
Coconut oil (deodorised)1 tbspIndonesian bumbu1 jar
Red chili pepper1 pcs
Bean sprouts100 g
Indonesian Ketjap Manis3 tbsp
For the garnish:Indonesian Crispy Onionsto taste
Sambal ulekto taste


Sebastiaan Krouwel
Sebastiaan likes to cook and a lot for friends and his family. He cooks with feeling and with feeling, and that is reflected in his recipes!

This is how you make it

  1. Cook the rice according to package directions.
  2. Finely chop all garlic, chili pepper and vegetables.
  3. Place a tablespoon of coconut oil in a large frying pan. Fry the onions for 2-3 minutes. Add the rest of the vegetables, along with the garlic and chili pepper. Fry on medium to high heat.
  4. When the vegetables have shrunk after about 5 minutes, add the jar of bumbu. Cook for another 3-5 minutes on low heat.
  5. Meanwhile, prepare the peanut sauce. Press the garlic. Place all four ingredients in a saucepan and stir until the sauce has the right consistency. Don't turn the heat up too high, as it will boil down quickly.
  6. Drain the rice and add to the vegetables. Stir well. Add the soy sauce and the bean sprouts, fry briefly over medium heat and turn off the heat.
  7. Put the fried rice on a plate. Pour the peanut sauce over the fried rice. Top with fried onions.
  8. Do you like spicy? Sambal really belongs to nasi, so add spiciness to taste!

Want to see how to make this nasi goreng in 30 seconds? Watch the nasi goreng cooking video here.


  • Serve with lentil chips or vegan prawn crackers.
  • If you want to go for a less fatty peanut sauce, you can replace the coconut milk with water.
  • Are you not in a hurry and do you really want to do it the Indonesian way? Then make sure the rice is cold as soon as you add it to the vegetables. Depending on which type of rice you use, the rice grain will otherwise quickly break when tossed. Prepare the rice a day in advance or rinse well with cold water before frying it with the vegetables.