At last, the well known Fried Rice :)
It has enormous variants all across Indonesia. It's almost impossible to find out which one is the original style, the recipe i show you here is one of the variants. It is often made from the boiled rice which may have been left over from the previous night's meal. Don't use soft boiled rice fresh from the rice cooker, it will spoil the taste.
The recipe shown here is the plain fried rice (not so plain really since it has shrimp crackers and egg), you can add other stuff in it and create your own style...
- 4 cups cooled cooked rice
- 1 clove crushed garlic
- 1/2 tsp shrimp paste
- 1 tbsp soya sauce
- 1 medium onion
- 1 tsp chilli
- 2 tbsp oil
- Slice the onion lengthwise, heat the oil and fry the onion, garlic, chilli and shrimp paste until the onion is soft. Add the rice and salt to taste. Mix thoroughly while constantly turning until every grain is coated. Then add the soya sauce and mix again until the colour is even throughout.
- The rice should have taken on a nice orange-red tinge from the chilli powder. Cooked meat or prawns can be added with the soya sauce. Onion crisps (Goreng Bawang) is used as a garnish.
- To make it 'istimewa' or special, a lightly fired egg, some cucumber slices and kerupuk (prawn crakers) are served on top of the rice.