Student Recipe of the Week: Nasi Goreng


Nasi Goreng

This simple fried rice dish is an Indonesian classic. Served by roadside food stalls and restaurants alike, it is quick and easy to make, as well as easy to adapt to your own personal tastes. It also tastes great cold the next day!

Serves 6

Cost: £7.75 (£1.30 per portion)

Prep and cooking time: 30 minutes

450g of Basmati Rice
3 cloves of garlic
300g (1 bag) of frozen quorn chicken style pieces
1 chopped red pepper
1 tablespoon curry powder or paste
2 teaspoons chilli powder
2 teaspoons turmeric
1 bunch (8 stalks) of spring onion
3 tablespoons of soy sauce
1 handful of chopped coriander
3 handfuls of peanuts

1. Cook the rice in salted boiling water for 10-15 minutes and drain well. You can chop the vegetables while you wait for the rice to cook.
2. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil (any will do, I use olive) in a wok or large flying pan and add the garlic, roughly chopped, frozen quorn pieces, and the chopped pepper. Cook on a high heat for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
3. Add the spices and cook for a further minute.
4. Stir in the rice, the spring onions and 2 tablespoons of the soy sauce and cook for another 5 minutes.
5. Turn off the heat, add in the coriander, peanuts, last tablespoon of soy sauce and serve immediately.

This recipe can be adapted for any kind of meat, substituting out the quorn. You will need to ensure that the meat is thoroughly cooked in step two, which may mean this step will take longer.


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