Quick Nasi Goreng With Jasmine Rice

Try this recipe for Nasi Goreng, a typical Indonesian-style fried rice dish made here with jasmine rice, ground chicken, fried rice seasonings and veggies.

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Cooking time PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 10 mins
Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 20 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 10 mins
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TOTAL TIME 20 mins


  • 2 cups Minute® Jasmine Rice
  • 2 Tbsp neutral oil, such as canola or sunflower oil
  • 2 small shallots, grated
  • 3 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1 Tbsp sambal oelek (chile paste)
  • 8 oz ground chicken
  • 1 cup carrots, diced
  • 2 Tbsp kecap manis (sweet soy sauce)
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • ½ cup bean sprouts
  • ¼ cup scallions, sliced
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped


  • You don’t have to know how to pronounce it to enjoy the flavors of Nasi Goreng, a typical Indonesian-style fried rice dish. Made with fluffy Minute® Instant Jasmine Rice, ground chicken, an assortment of seasonings and diced vegetables, it makes a satisfying and quick dinner in just 30 minutes.

    Step 1

  • Prepare Minute® Jasmine Rice according to package directions.  Spread the rice out on a pan to cool completely.

    Step 2

  • Heat oil in a large wok or skillet over medium high heat. Add the shallots, garlic and sambal oelek to the pan and cook, stirring for 1 minute. Take care not to burn.

    Step 3

  • Add the chicken and carrots to the pan and stir well to combine. Cook for 4 minutes or until chicken begins to brown.

    Step 4

  • Add the cooled rice to the pan along with the kecap manis and soy sauce and mix gently to combine. Continue to cook until rice is heated through.

    Step 5

  • Serve garnished with bean sprouts, scallions and cilantro.

    Recipe tip:

    Sambal oelek (a chile paste) and kecap manis (a sweet soy sauce) are available at most Asian markets.

Nasi Goreng (pronounced Nah-See Go-Rang)

There’s no time like the present to try something new and flavorful! Not to mention, this fried rice dish takes just 30 minutes to make, from start to finish. Nasi Goreng means “fried rice” in Indonesian so even if you’ve never eaten it, you’ve probably tried something similar.

Use Minute® Instant Jasmine Rice, which cooks up in just 5 minutes, so you can enjoy this savory dish as soon as possible.

Don’t let the list of ingredients intimidate you, make this dish your own by substituting what you have on hand, such as ground ginger or finely sliced chicken breast. Use this as an opportunity to try something new and afterward, try using the curry, ginger, soy sauce and bean sprouts in a delicious Creamy Thai Soup.

Discover more international-inspired flavors by trying this Cajun-inspired red beans and rice recipe for a dinner packed with Southern taste. Also, try our eggplant Mediterranean recipes.

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