prawn nasi goreng

Tiger Prawn Nasi Goreng Recipe

Nasi Goreng is a traditional and fragrant fried rice dish from Indonesia. Our Nasi Goreng recipe is filled with juicy tiger prawns and a touch of heat from our chilli sambal.

Serves 2
40 mins
Difficulty: Medium


Chilli Sambal
5 mild red chillies, deseeded and roughly chopped
1/2 red pepper, chopped
1 large tomato, chopped
2 bird’s eye chillies
6 shallots, chopped
2 tsp palm sugar, chopped
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 bay leaves
2 stalks fresh lemongrass
2cm pice galangal (or ginger)
2 tsp tamarind paste in 2 tbsp water
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
Nasi Goreng
50ml vegetable oil
1 tbsp shrimp past
2 shallots, sliced
4 garlic cloves, crushed
2 medium eggs, beaten
300g cooked rice
140g Big & Happy Indonesian Black Tiger Prawns
1 tbsp ketjap mani
1 green chilli, deseeded and sliced
3 spring onions, sliced
2 eggs


  • Start with the sambal by putting chillies, shallots, lemongrass, red pepper, palm sugar, and tomato into a food processor and blitz
  • Put the vegetable oil, paste, bay leaves, and galangal into a fry pan on medium heat
  • Fry until the mixture has darkened then add the tamarin paste, nutmeg, and salt to taste
  • Leave to simmer for 3 minutes and then discard the bay leaf.
  • This sambal can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for a few weeks
  • For the Nasi Goreng, heat 25ml oil in a wok or deep frying pan on medium heat
  • Add the garlic and cook until golden. Add the beaten eggs and let them cook whilst stirring. Put the cooked egg to the side
  • Add the rest of the oil to the pain with the shrimp paste and shallots. Cook for 2 minutes and then add the rice and cook for a further 2 minutes
  • Add the ketjap manis and mix with the rice
  • Add the prawns, chillies, and spring onions and tir. Cook for 3 minutes until the prawns are cooked. Add the cooked egg and 1 tablespoon of sambal
  • In a small frying pan, heat oil and fry the eggs until crispy on the edges with a runny yolk
  • Serve the fried rice with the eggs and sprinkle with chilli flakes

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