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Malaysian Ketchup Fried Rice

Nasi Goreng U.S.A.

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Spicy malaysian ketchup fried rice also known as 'Nasi Goreng USA'. Accompanied by a delicious meat dish in tomato sauce.

This dish requires a bit more preparation than a normal plate of fried rice. 'Nasi goreng' simply means fried rice but 'Nasi Goreng USA' is more than the normal fried rice which we are accustomed to. Some say, USA represents the ingredients that are used in the dish, 'udang' (prawns), 'sotong' (squid) and 'ayam' (chicken). There is another explanation stating that USA actually refers to the characteristics of the dish which has tomatoes, fried egg, cucumber and sometimes sausages. To me, it does not really matter because 'Nasi Goreng USA' is just so delicious and the name of this dish attracts attention too! The fried ice and the accompanying meat dish are both tomato sauce based with a hint of spiciness. I love how they complement each other perfectly. If you already have some chilli paste at home, it would come in handy for this recipe. This version of fried rice is more popular than those normally sold in stalls in Malaysia. Hope you enjoy this scrumptious fried rice. You may check out how to make the chilli paste cili boh.

  Malaysischer, gebratener Ketchupreis ist auch auf deutsch verf├╝gbar.



  • 100 grams chicken meat
  • 0.5 onions
  • 0.5 capsicums
  • 0.5 tomatoes
  • 1 garlic cloves
  • 1 centimeters ginger
  • 1 tablespoons tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoons chilli paste (cili boh)
  • 0.5 cups water
  • cucumbers


  • 1 tablespoons oil
  • 1 cups rice
  • 1 carrots
  • 1 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoons tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoons chilli paste (cili boh)
  • 1 tablespoons soy sauce
  • white pepper

Steps to Prepare

  1. Heat pan and fry minced garlic and ginger slices till fragrant.
  2. Add chilli paste and chicken meat. Stir fry until it is almost cooked.
  3. Add onions and capsicums. Continue stir frying until the onions and capsicums are fragrant.
  4. Add tomato sauce and oyster sauce. Add some water and allow to simmer at medium heat.
  5. When gravy is simmering, add tomatoes.
  6. Cook till the gravy thickens. Leave aside.
  7. Prepare fried rice by adding oil to wok and stir fry garlic and onions until soft and fragrant.
  8. Add chilli paste and diced carrots. Stir fry for about 2 minutes at high heat.
  9. After that, add cold rice (cooked overnight) and tomato sauce. Quickly stir the rice to ensure that it is evenly mix.
  10. Add soy sauce and a dash of white pepper. Give the dish a few more stirs and serve together with the side dish prepared earlier.
  11. Garnish with cucumber and tomato slices.

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