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Nasi goreng USA

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Nasi goreng USA

Rice & Noodles
Category
Rice & Noodles

Normal
Difficulty
Normal

Total Time
Total Time
Prep 20 M / Cook 35 M

Servings
Yield
2 Servings

Grace Teo
Grace Teo   thegraceteo
Published on August 16, 2014

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Ingredients

2 tbsp
oil
2
garlic clove(s)
1 cm
ginger
2 tbsp
chilli paste (cili boh)
100 g
chicken meat
0.5
capsicum(s)
1
yellow onion(s)  
0.5
tomato(es)
2 tbsp
tomato sauce
0.5 cup
water
1 tbsp
oyster sauce
1
carrot(s)
1 cup
rice
1 tbsp
soy sauce
0.25 tsp
white pepper
cucumber(s)
tomato(es)

Background

Malaysian fried rice such as nasi goreng USA is a little spicy and would require a bit more preparation than a normal plate of fried rice. The fried rice and the accompanying meat dish are both tomato sauce-based with a hint of spiciness. I love how they complement each other perfectly.

Meaning of “nasi goreng USA”

“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.

Spicy chilli paste

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. I hope you enjoy this scrumptious fried rice. You may check out how to make the chilli paste Cili Boh. If you want the dish to be less spicy, reduce the amount of chilli paste.

Nasi goreng USA is also known as: Malaysian Ketchup Fried Rice

Steps

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Step 1/4

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 garlic clove(s)
  • 1 cm ginger
  • 1 tbsp chilli paste (cili boh)
  • 100 g chicken meat
  • 0.5 capsicum(s)
  • 0.5 yellow onion(s)  

Heat a pan and fry minced garlic and ginger slices till fragrant. Then, add chilli paste to saute. Once it is fragrant, add chicken meat. Stir-fry until chicken is almost cooked. Add onions and capsicums. Continue stir-frying until the onions and capsicums are fragrant.

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Step 2/4

  • 0.5 tomato(es)
  • 1 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 0.5 cup water
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce

Add tomato sauce and oyster sauce. Add some water and allow to simmer over medium heat. When gravy is simmering, add tomatoes. Cook until the gravy thickens. Leave aside.

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Step 3/4

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 garlic clove(s)
  • 0.5 yellow onion(s)  
  • 1 tbsp chilli paste (cili boh)
  • 1 carrot(s)

In a clean wok, add oil to stir-fry garlic and onions until soft and fragrant. Add chilli paste and diced carrots. Stir-fry for about 2 minutes at high heat.

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Step 4/4

  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 0.25 tsp white pepper
  • cucumber(s)
  • tomato(es)

After that, add cold rice (cooked overnight) and tomato sauce. Quickly stir the rice to ensure that it is evenly mixed. 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. Garnish with cucumber and tomato slices.

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