Healthy Indonesian Fried Rice (Nasi Goreng)


Indonesian fried rice, like most national dishes, comes in infinite variations and types. Yet in most of these variations, a few ingredients remain constant. Shallots, shrimp paste, day old rice, and fried eggs come together, seasoned with heady chili peppers and deeply umami soy sauce, to make a super simple and immensely satisfying comfort food that easily adapts to whatever ingredients you have on hand. I’ve made the traditional recipe a touch healthier, swapping in brown rice and coconut oil for the usual white rice and canola oil. Coconut oil is a heart healthy fat that increases good cholesterol, balances blood sugar and hormones, and can improve you thyroid function. It also adds a fruity, sweet flavor to this dish, making it even tastier. Feel free to add chopped vegetables, shredded chicken, beef, or shrimp to the rice for a more protein packed meal.

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