Pineapple Nasi Goreng

Fried rice with prawns, eggs and coriander in a pineapple half shell on white board with a fork and dishes.
Nasi Goreng is Indonesian fried rice. It is one of the cheapest meals you can buy when travelling in the region and so delicious. Nasi Goreng is often offered as part of a banquet-style meal or a side dish but the flavours are so perfect I think it’s best all on its own.

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dinner
Servings 4



  • Heat the rice as per pouch instructions. Fluff with fork and set aside.
  • Beat the eggs and make a plain omelette with a dash of oil. Slice into strips and set aside.
  • Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan. Add the chopped onion, leek, garlic and chillies and fry until the onion is soft. Add the coriander and cumin.
  • Slice chicken into strips and add with the prawns to the onion mixture and fry, stirring occasionally until chicken is cooked.
  • Add the rice, Kecap Manis and omelette strips and fry for a further 5 minutes to allow flavours to mix through. Add the pineapple.
  • Sprinkle with chopped coriander, spring onion, and cashew nuts and serve hot.


* Kecap Manis is a sweet thick soy sauce and is available at most supermarkets or Asian food stores.
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