How to Make Nasi Goreng Kampoeng

by Putri Lah

There are so many variance to make nasi goreng (fried rice). Here I'm sharing the traditional nasi goreng kampoeng Jakarta


  • 3 Cups cooked rice
  • 2 Centimeters shrimp paste
  • 7 shallots
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 Teaspoon lemon juice for marinating
  • 1 Teaspoon fish sauce
  • 2 eggs
  • cucumber
  • white vinegar for pickling
  • sugar for pickling
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 Cup thinly sliced cabbage
  • 200 Grams chicken fillet
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Prepare your cucumber pickled; 1 cucumber (dismiss the seeds), 1 tsp of white vinegar and 1 tsp ot sugar. Pickles are best if ut is made a day before but spontaneous pickles is Ok :)

    Step 2

    These are the condiment. Cucumber pickles, thinly sliced your cabbage. For the fried shallots, thinly sliced 4 shallots and fry it in a hot oil for 1-2 minutes. This will result crispy ones

    Step 3

    There is no ground rule for the egg but we mostly prepare the egg by frying it though the final result may vary; omelette, curly fried egg or just a simple and humble fried egg

    Step 4

    Yups these are the core ingredients :) simply add the chilis if you like your nasi goreng more spicy.

    Step 5

    And this is the secret weapon: shrimp paste! I use Thai shrimp paste coz I dont need to grill it before use. If you happen to have Indonesian shrimp paste, best result is grill it before use

    Step 6

    Marinated your chicken fillet with salt and pepper, fish sauce and lemon juice. Marinate the chicken approx. for 3-5 mnts

    Step 7

    Pan-fried your chicken until the color changed

    Step 8

    Pan-fried your shrimp paste in a hot oil. Fry until fragrant (shrimpy and fishy smell I must say haha)

    Step 9

    Add in the garlics ad shallots. Fry for 1 minute

    Step 10

    Add in your sliced chilis. Fry for 1-2 minutes

    Step 11

    Add in the nasi

    Step 12

    Mix it up. Taste test. Add in salt and pepper

    Step 13

    Add in little bit of dark soy sauce (sweet soy sauce) to give it more color. Not too much coz this is not a sweet fried rice. Maintain the balance of flavor

    Step 14

    The nasi goreng! Put in a prepared bowl. What about the chicken? The chicken can be cook together with the rice or add in as topping. However, I prefer to cook the chicken together with the nasi.

    Step 15

    Put the chicken back to the pan and fry it for about 2 minutes

    Step 16

    Add in the nasi goreng. Cook until all of the conponents are incorporated. Final taste test. Set asise when ready

    Step 17

    Topped the nasi goreng with fried shallots, accompanied by the humble fried egg, cucumber pickles, sliced cabbage and prawn crackers. Have fun and enjoy! :)