Nasi Goreng literally means ‘fried rice’ in Indonesian and Malay, traditionally cooked in sunflower oil or margarine, and topped with a fried egg. Whilst a little fried food can work in a balanced diet, the oils used to cook the food are important for your health. Sesame oil gives a great flavour to this dish and contains heart-healthy fats, but you can also use coconut or olive oil too. I’ve also swapped the usual white rice for brown (which contains the nutritious bran and germ) for a nice take on your take-out.
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- 1 tsp ginger, grated
- 2 spring onions, chopped
- 125g turkey breast mince
- 3./4 cup cooked brown rice
- 1/4 cup coconut aminos or tamari sauce
- 1 egg
- 1/2 fresh red chilli, sliced
- 1/4 cup beansprouts
- Heat half the sesame oil in a frying pan or wok.
- Add the garlic, ginger and spring onions, and stir for a few minutes until fragrant.
- Add the mince and cook for 5 minutes or until the meat is cooked through.
- Add the rice, aminos or tamari and stir well to coat.
- Meanwhile, use the remaining sesame oil to free the egg.
- Add the mince to a bowl, stir through the beansprouts and top with the egg.
- Sprinkle over the chilli and top with your favourite herbs.