Nasi Goreng (Indonesian Stir Fried Rice)

Nasi goreng, which translates literally to fried rice, is an Indonesian dish inspired by the Dutch. Throughout the Netherlands, Dutch East Indian cuisine is prevalent. As always, freshly ground, high quality spices make all the difference in this dish. 

Ingredients

1 tbsp Malaysian curry powder
1 tbsp each sesame and vegetable oil
1 onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 chicken breast, diced
2 cups basmati rice, cooked and cooled
2 tsp red chili sauce
1 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 cup each, shredded carrots, bean sprouts, cabbage (or vegetables on hand).
To top: cilantro, scallions, fried eggs, peanuts, chili sauce

Directions

1. In a large skillet, add both oils over medium-high heat. Once hot, add onion and heat, 6-7 minutes, until translucent. Add garlic, Malaysian curry powder, ground ginger, turmeric and cumin and cook, another 2-3 minutes.
2. Add diced chicken breast and cook for 5 minutes, until browned on all sides.
3. Add vegetables, cooked rice, chili sauce and soy sauce, combine and cook, 4-5 minutes.
4. Squeeze with lime juice, top with fried eggs, peanuts, chili sauce, scallions and anything else of interest. Serve and enjoy!

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