Mennonite Girls Can Cook is a collection of recipes which were posted daily for a period of ten years from 2008 to 2018. We have over 3,000 delicious recipes that we invite you to try. The recipes can be accessed in our recipe file by category or you can use the search engine.

Recipe Search

Nasi Goreng / Indonesian Fried Rice

One day I walked into our home church kitchen with this wonderful tantalizing aroma to find our pastor and family eating their supper before the kids club began. It not only smelled wonderful, it looked interesting, and I always like to try something new. It was an Indonesian fried rice, with lots of condiments, of course I asked for the recipe.

  • 2 cups of cooked rice (we like brown)
  • 1 lb. ground pork or any pork chopped into small pieces, ( I used tenderloin)
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of Sambal chili paste (more if you dare)
  • 1 teaspoon of ground coriander
  • 4 tablespoon of Ketjap, which is a Indonesian soy sauce, can use regular if you can't find it, however it is easily found in the asian section of a large grocery store chain. If you live in Winnipeg, the Bake Oven carries it.
  1. Brown the pork with the onion and garlic, cook until pork is well browned and cooked through.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients. Stir in the cooked rice.
  3. Serve with any or all of the following condiments. My favorite is always a fried egg, easy over, on top of the rice.
  • Peanuts
  • Raisins/Craisons
  • diced cucumber
  • diced tomatoes
  • chutney
  • diced peaches
  • more hot sauce if you can take the heat


  1. This is similar to the African Dish we often make. It has curry instead of the chili paste and coriander but is served with the same condiments. I'm slowly learning to eat some of the "hot" flavours!

  2. FYI: Nasi Goreng (lived there for 3yrs) Love your recipes and Bread for the Journey.

  3. Nasi goreng is one of the meals we enjoyed in Indonesia too... although we had it with chicken. I do not know if they make if with pork there because pork is not readily available as far as I know. Maybe it depends where you are. Thanks for the recipe, Charlotte.

  4. Kecap Manis (comes in a large brown bottle with a yellow and red label) and 2 kinds. Gives a different flavor to all kinds of dishes, and can be used as a meat marinade. This reminds me more of Indian Curry. Usually scramble egg on the side and add into rice mixture that way with meat and other veggies. Use this as a good, easy dish and way to finish up leftovers in the fridge.

  5. You can cheat a little and buy the package of dried veggie mix at many Dutch stores (Karl's Meat Market in Abby). I use this and then add a lot of my own veggies! Works well with left over chicken/turkey/ whatever! And the fried egg on top is the best!

  6. Your nasi goreng looks so yummy and delicious, here is different version of the fried rice , by the way I'm Indonesian.

    11 (35 grams) red chilies
    3 (15 grams) garlic cloves
    6 (40 grams) shallots
    1/2 teaspoon (2,5 gr) shrimp paste, toasted
    1/2 tablespoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon sugar
    1/2 tablespoon sweet soy sauce (Indonesian brand is preferred)
    1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
    950 grams cooked rice
    5 tablespoons cooking oil

    1/4 cup fried shallots
    1 (250 grams) cucumber, peeled and sliced
    150 grams gnemon crackers, fried (emping)
    50 grams red & white crackers (alternatively can be substituted with prawn crackers), fried
    2 (30 grams) leeks, white and green part, finely chopped
    10 grams chinese celery, finely chopped
    125 grams chicken breast (cooked by pan-frying / deep-frying and shredded)
    5 eggs, pan-fried into thin slices of omelette and cut thinly
    Shallots and chili pickles (recipe follows)

    Place chilies, garlic, shallots, salt, sugar and shrimp paste in a mortar and pound with the pestle to form a paste
    In a separate bowl, mix the soy sauce and sweet soy sauce with the rice, stir well
    Heat cooking oil in a wok till smoky. Add the paste and stir fry for 2 minutes, until the color turned slightly brownish and fragrant
    Add rice, breaking any lumps, until all ingredients are combined evenly and the rice is heated through. This will take 15 to 20 minutes
    Adjust the seasoning by adding more salt if needed and toss in chopped celery and leek. Cook for another 3 minutes
    Serve garnished with fried shallots and other condiments

  7. This recipe looks delightful. Please, do I see mustard pickle on this lovely plate. If so, I would love a recipe. My Dad use to love Mustard Pickle and right now I feel a hankering to make some and relive the wonderful memories of "mustard Pickle" with EVERYTHING! Thanks so much ladies.

  8. Yummmmmmmmy!

    (Though I doubt pork of any kind would be eaten in a Muslim country!)

    I miss cooking fried rice with real soy sauce. :( My daughter is allergic to soy. The best substitute I've found is gravy browning and salt, but it's just not the same. Sigh.

  9. this looks totally delish!!! I will have to try it one of these days soon! I should be able to find the kejcap without any problem way out here in Edmonton!

    Speaking of which, I never even realized you were in Manitoba and I've been reading for MONTHS!! I just moved from Manitoba this past July!


Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.