Nasi Goreng is the perfect way to utilize those leftover veggies! A stir fried “carrot rice” mixed with egg and sausage. An Indonesian style breakfast, Nasi Goreng is paleo friendly, super flavorful, and packed full of protein and veggies! Cook and serve all in 30 minutes!
Hi ya! Are you feeling eggcellent today? Haha, ya know… Post Easter? Please excuse my humor, I’m a wee bit tired. I tend to go overboard on the Corny factor when that happens. Okay but in all seriousness y’all, I am stoked for this week. I have a few different egg recipes to share to help you use up all those Easter eggs. Non boring flavorful (and SPICY) egg recipes! Egg recipes made in 30 minutes or less. Starting with this carrot rice breakfast Nasi Goreng.
Can you guess what’s in it? Have you ever had Nasi Goreng!? Oh then you must!
You see, Original Nasi Goreng is an Indonesian a stir fried rice dish typically spiced with kecap manis (a sweet style soy sauce). It’s very similar to fried rice but uses a different technique combined with a spicier sauce. The eggs can be mixed into fried rice or fried in another pan, then stirred in. All it takes is a little onion or shallot, eggs, chili, garlic, veggies, and your secret sauce! I like to think of Nasi Goreng as spicy Indonesian street food served right up, hot and delicious! A perfect way to utilize ANY leftovers too.
In this Nasi Goreng, we will be utilizing all the carrots, eggs, and leftover ham/sausage you got! Since I’m using chicken sausage, this Nasi Goreng will be a variation of Nasi goreng ayam and Nasi goreng santri. Dude, just google all the variations and you’ll know what i mean!
The Carrot will serve as our “rice,” then we will throw in all the extra’s veggies you want. Which makes this dish naturally lower in carbs but higher in nutrient content! Eggs are mixed right in along with our very own gluten free sweet tamari soy sauce (copying the kecap manis). It’s super simple! It also makes this dish paleo friendly, protein packed, and oh so easy! Ahhh.. see, it’s EGGCELLENT!
Let’s call this a “scrappy Cotter Creation meets Ethnic style street food!” That works. Just go with it. Capeesh?
Here’s the basis of what you need.
- Cabbage or Mung Beans
- Any leftover chicken sausage, ham, or ground breakfast meat (precooked)
- Tamari Sauce
- Coconut sugar or Molasses
- Red Chili Peppers
- Ginger and Garlic
- Sesame or Avocado oil
WAM BAM I got you breakfast for dinner planned. Or any meal really!
Nasi Goreng is the perfect way to utilize leftover veggies. A stir fried “carrot rice” mixed with egg and sausage. An Indonesian style breakfast, Nasi Goreng is paleo friendly, super flavorful, and packed full of protein and veggies! Cook and serve all in 30 minutes!
For the sweet tamari soy sauce (You will use 3 tbsp in recipe. See notes for quick substitute)
- 3 tbsp tamrai sauce (gluten free) or coconut aminos for paleo
- 2-3 tbsp molasses or coconut palm sugar
- 1 tbsp water
Spicy Mix-in Sauce:
- 2 cayenne peppers or thai red peppers
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1/3 shallot (small shallot) or 1/3 cup onion.
- pinch of ground ginger
- Boil/reduce until molasses or sugar dissolved.
For the Carrot Rice Nasi Goreng:
- 1 tbsp gluten free tamari
- 4 large carrots – “riced”
- Handful broccoli (chopped) or about 1/3 cup
- 1 cup bean sprouts
- 2 eggs (plus additional egg per bowl, to top)
- 1 cup ground cooked chicken sausage breakfast sausage – gluten free (cooked or uncooked)
- 2 tbsp sesame oil or avocado oil
- Salt/pepper to taste
- Cilantro to garnish
- Optional garnishes – chili paste/sauce (1/4 c or less) and sesame seeds
Make Sweet Soy Sauce (copycat Kecap Manis)
- If you don’t want to make this then just use a gluten free hoisin sauce.
- Boil the tamari, molasses, and water in a saucepan over high heat. Then reduce heat to medium-low and cook until molasses or sugar has dissolved. Put in separate bowl and set aside.
- Make Spicy Mix-In Sauce by blending Thai or cayenne pepper, ginger, onion/shallot, and garlic together in a bowl; Set aside.
- “rice” your carrots and broccoli if you haven’t already. Just pulse in blender or food processor.
- Add your spicy sauce to a pan with oil. Fry on medium high heat until fragrant.
- Add sausage or chicken sausage meat and continue cooking on medium high until flavors combine or are cooked through, about 3-5 minutes.
- Add 2 eggs to pan; fry together for 2 minutes. Add carrot rice , broccoli “rice” or chopped, and bean sprouts and combine over medium heat.
- Lastly, Add 3 tbsp of sweet soy or tamari sauce and a dash of pepper and salt. Taste and see if it’s to your liking. Adjust salt if needed. Cook for another 1-2 minutes until everything is coated.
- Divide into 3 serving bowls. Add cilantro and extra sliced thai/cayenne pepper to each bowl.
- Finally, fry an additional egg per serving to top each bowl.
- Optional; Mix in 1/2 tbsp chili paste and garnish with sesame seeds. Feel free to add extra spicy sauce or sweet soy tamari sauce to each bowl.
- You will have extra sweet soy sauce. You can keep extra stored in fridge for 7-10 days.
- If you don’t want to make sweet soy sauce, feel free to use Indonesian Sweet Soy Sauce, but it is not gluten free or paleo.
- *To reduce sodium* use reduced sodium Tamari sauce and do not add additional salt.
- Nutrition shown is per bowl, using chicken sausage.
- Serving Size: 1/3 recipe
- Calories: 230
- Sugar: 8g
- Sodium: 1060mg
- Fat: 13.7g
- Saturated Fat: 2.9g
- Carbohydrates: 15.9g
- Fiber: 4.4g
- Protein: 12.2g
- Cholesterol: 239.9
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Estimated Nutrition Per bowl using Chicken Sausage
*To reduce sodium* use reduced sodium Tamari sauce and do no add additional salt.
Ya’ll, whenever you have a ton of leftovers, whether it be vegetables, rice, meat, etc., just research different stir fry dishes or casseroles. You will find MANY MANY healthy options! Scratch that, just email me, I have TONS of recipes already made or saved for this very reason. Plus I can give you dietary friendly and allergy friendly options. You’re welcome. Ya, mega nerd here. Waste not, want not right?
Okay, I’m fried. Literally. Haha! Mondays.
What’s your favorite way to use up leftovers? Ever tried Nasi Goreng?