Cheats Clear The Fridge Nasi Goreng

Nasi Goreng is a traditional Indonesian fried rice recipe. This cheats version is a great way to use up leftover proteins and veggies. It is a cost effective and filling meal

Serves 4  

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 Minutes


  • 6 large eggs
  • 30ml (2 tablespoons) sesame oil
  • ½ cup spring onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1 chilli, diced
  • 1 cup veggies, diced red pepper, broccoli florets, a handful of frozen peas, or any other veggies you have in the fridge
  • 200g diced ham, or shredded cooked chicken (optional)
  • 500g (2 cups) cooked rice
  • 60ml (2 tablespoons) Sweet thick soya sauce
  • Extra olive oil for frying the eggs
    To serve (optional)
  • Spring onion
  • Lime wedges
  • Chilli
  • Pickled cucumber
  • Crispy fried onion


  1. Use a large frying pan or wok and heat the sesame oil.
  2. Add spring onion, garlic and chilli. Cook for 2 – 3 minutes until fragrant.
  3. Add the veggies, ham or chicken if using and the cooked rice.
  4. Stir fry for 8-10 minutes until heated through. Add the sweet soya sauce.
  5. In a bowl break two eggs and whisk with a fork. Pour the beaten egg into the wok and stir through the rice, heat until cooked through and it will scramble slightly.
  6. Transfer to individual bowls and keep warm.
  7. Wipe out the wok and heat the olive oil and fry the individual eggs to your liking.

Top each bowl of rice with a fried egg and serve with the accompaniments.