It seems as though today was meant to be the nicest of this Bank Holiday weekend so I was determined to spend as much of it outside as possible. Ian and I headed to our nearest town, Bradford on Avon, for coffee, a food festival and picnic along the river before heading home for a spot of gardening and a good book in the sunshine…pretty perfect day!
Today I wanted to share a quick and easy Malaysian rice recipe that is a great midweek option. I use a jar of Nasi Goreng paste for this which I know isn’t 100% authentic but, if you don’t have time to shop for lots of herbs and spices and grind up the paste, is a decent shortcut. I have made my own curry pastes before and have to say the jar options are really just as good!
This paste is a really good cupboard staple to have as you just need to add rice then a mixture of vegetables, fish, tofu or meat and you are good to go – think of this as a spiced up version of egg fried rice!
A glug of vegetable oil
A garlic clove
A pinch of dried chili flakes
One tray of fresh prawns
A few tablespoons of Nasi Goreng paste
A mixture of vegetables – I used baby sweetcorn, green beans and broccoli
Enough cooked egg fried rice for two people – see my recipe here
How to make it
- Begin by heating your oil on medium heat and lightly frying the garlic and chili flakes
- Add your prawns
- Next, add the Nasi Goreng paste and give everything a good stir
- Add your vegetables then tip in the rice
- Mix well and if needed, add a spoonful of water
- Season with some soy sauce (or chili sauce if you want some extra spice!)
- Serve with roti and a cold beer