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 Nasi Goreng.
Can you guess what’s in it? Have you ever had Nasi Goreng!? Oh then you must!
What is Nasi Goreng?
The original Nasi Goreng is an Indonesian stir fried rice dish. Typically, the dish is flavored with kecap manis (a sweet style soy sauce). Nasi Goreng is 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.
What is carrot rice?
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 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!
Riced carrots serve as our “rice,” then, throw in all the extra 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 (it’s a copycat recipe for 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?
What’s in Nasi Goreng?
- Tamari Sauce (aka gluten free soy sauce)
- Bean Sprouts
- Any leftover chicken sausage, or ground breakfast sausage (precooked)
- Red Chili Peppers
- Ginger and Garlic
- Sesame oil
WHAM BAM, I have your breakfast for dinner planned. Or any meal really!
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?