Malaysian fried rice such as Nasi goreng USA is a little spicy and requires a bit more preparation than the usual plate of fried rice. Both the fried rice and the accompanying meat dish are tomato sauce based with a hint of spiciness. They complement each other perfectly.
Meaning of “Nasi goreng USA”
“Nasi goreng” simply means fried rice but Nasi goreng USA is more than the usual fried rice which we are accustomed to. Some believe that USA represents the ingredients that are used in the dish which are '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 scrumptious fried rice is more popular than those usually sold at the stalls in Malaysia. You may check out how to prepare the chilli paste here cili boh. Reduce the amount of chilli paste for less spiciness.