Nasi Goreng Kampung (Village Fried Rice) | Home Cooked: Malaysia
Cook up this Village Fried Rice (Nasi Goreng Kampung) recipe by Ili Sulaiman for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
I have about two cups of rice here. To break up the rice, because it's been in the fridge, it's just to add in a dash of water. With your hands, just give it a good mix. That helps break up the rice, so you don't have those clumps. Some shallots, garlic and chilies. This is ikan bilis. Ikan bilis is like dried anchovies. It has a very umami kind of taste and it's very special in this particular recipe. I'm just going to put it all in my blender.
That took about three seconds, but if you were to use a pestle and mortar, that actually bruises the garlic, the onion, the chili, it's like a little bit more depth in flavor, but if you don't have time, it's perfectly fine to use a blender. Here I have some long beans. You can opt to use any kind of vegetables you want, whatever that you have lying around your fridge. That's the best thing about fried rice, it's literally helping you clear up whatever bits and bobs you have in your fridge.
The pan is really nice and hot. I'm going to add in about four to six tablespoons of oil. Now, you just let that fry until it becomes a little bit more caramelized. Our chopped long beans, all your vegetables. To the side, put the base of your nasi goreng. Crack an egg on the other side. Give that a mix. Kind of making like an omelet, or rather a scrambled egg, and you fold your ingredients together. In it goes, so I'm just going to add in some salt. To make a really good fried rice, you need a hot wok, and you need to stir fry your rice until the rice becomes crispy but not overly cooked.
I am very happy with this. To make this really, really I am going to make sunny side up, or in Malaysia we call it [Malaysian] literal translation means eye of the ox. Good thing that I saved one egg. Drop, I'm going to put a bit of my fried rice. This is perfect because the yolk, it's like runny. Oh, look at that. Now that is what you call fried rice, but wait, this is the best, breaking that yolk and letting that all ooze, taking a big spoonful of awesomeness.