Friday, February 22, 2008

Exotic Dishes: Nasi Goreng

This exotic dish, Nasi Goreng, comes from the islands of Indonesia. I believe this little bowl of rice had its humble beginnings as a left-over. It is included in our family cook book, Come and Dine. And I'm glad to say it is very popular over at Yuwie. I might be a tad bit more of a successful blogger over there. We just ran a contest and gave away a copy of Come and Dine. Yuwie (video here) is a great community (plus you get paid to be there), if you'd like to check it out you are most welcome to. We have even formed a food club. Sweet! In any case, here's mom's famous recipe . . .

2 C. rice (cooked)
1 small onion (sliced)
2 red chilies (cut)
1 tsp. trassie bakar (you'll find this in any Asian supermarket)
3 big cloves garlic
1/2 block salted pork (sliced)
1 cube chicken bouillon

Blend chili, garlic, onion and trassie in small blender. Set aside. On medium heat, fry the pork in frying pan till crispy. Remove from pan; let cool and then crumble. Set aside. In the pork juices, fry the chili mixture till cooked. Add rice to the pan with the chicken bouillon. Mix gently together. Top off with crispy, crumbled pork ( I like to mix that in too).

This dish is served best with cut up pieces of an egg omelet or with a sunny side up egg. Add slices of refreshing cucumbers marinated in vinegar, black pepper, sugar and salt. Enjoy!!!


Sharon Lynne said...

Hi...just stopping in. I see you are talking about cooking.

Too bad you don't live closer. I'd give you all my red chilies. I planted the bush last Spring and it's still going!

Except they're extremely hot.

The Gatekeeper said...

I'll drop by soon. LOL.