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This time I will present a menu of typical Indonesian dishes from various circles, which are very often served by Indonesian families, namely fried rice.
Before stepping into making fried rice typical of Indonesian families, it never hurts to know the origin of fried rice in Indonesia.

1. History of Fried Rice 

Fried rice has existed since thousands of years ago, which is about 4,000 years BC. But fried rice is not from Indonesia. Fried rice is one of the cultures brought by the Chinese people when they migrated to ancient Indonesia. The first fried rice recipe is said to have come from Yangzhou city in Jiansu province. From this city, it was then popularly called Yang Chou fried rice which is none other than oriental-style fried rice.

Fried rice is a traditional Chinese food that uses cold rice. The idea of ​​cooking fried rice started with the Chinese people's habit of not eating cold food. Therefore, they try to re-cook the cold rice by adding some spices to make it taste more delicious.

This traditional food was finally brought by the Chinese people who migrated to all corners of the world. So it's not surprising that there are many variants of fried rice from various regions and countries, because they are adapted to local people's spices and ingredients.
In Indonesia, there are several types of fried rice, including:
  1. Javanese fried rice, nasi goreng jawa
  2. skipjack fried rice, nasi goreng cakalang
  3. egg fried rice, nasi goreng telor
  4. goat fried rice, nasi goreng kambing
  5. korean fried rice, nasi goreng korea
  6. spicy fried rice, nasi goreng pedas
  7. anchovy fried rice, nasi goreng teri
  8. tripe fried rice, nasi goreng babat
  9. turmeric fried rice, nasi goreng kunyit
  10. salted fish fried rice, nasi goreng ikan asin
  11. serve me fried rice, sajiku nasi goreng
  12. shrimp paste fried rice, nasi goreng terasi
  13. fat jerky fried rice, nasi goreng dendeng lemak
  14. corned beef fried rice, nasi goreng kornet
  15. pineapple fried rice, nasi goreng nanas
  16. petai fried rice, nasi goreng petai
  17. Cheese Fried Rice, nasi goreng keju
  18. japanese fried rice, nasi goreng jepang
  19. oriental fried rice, nasi goreng oriental
  20. corn fried rice, nasi goreng jagung
  21. fish fried rice, nasi goreng ikan
  22. bali fried rice, nasi goreng bali
  23. fried rice sauce, sambal nasi goreng
  24. box fried rice, nasi goreng box
  25. fried rice sauce, kecap nasi goreng
  26. and much more.

2. Fried Rice Is The Proclaimer's Sahur Menu Ir.Soekarno

Fried rice is a food menu that is very attached to the lives of Indonesian citizens. Fried rice turned out to have been one of the sahur menus eaten by the figures formulating the proclamation text in the early hours of the 9th of Ramadan 1364 on August 17, 1945.
In the book Around the Proclamation (1981), Bung Hatta said that he was given breakfast at the residence of Laksana Maeda. The food prepared includes egg fried rice and sardines.

3. Fried Rice Is Poor People's Food

Bruce King in his book Street Food Around the World An Encyclopedia, published in 2013, said that fried rice used to be widely consumed by Chinese farmers. Farm families who have leftover rice, will not throw it away.
The next day they will reprocess it with a little oil and mixed vegetables. Usually fried rice will be made in large portions so that it can be eaten together. This is why Chinese fried rice is always made in large portions.


4. Nasi Goreng is the 2nd most delicious food in Indonesia

A survey conducted by CNN in 2017, fried rice was named the 2nd most delicious food in Indonesia after rendang. This vote involved 35 thousand people in the world. Indonesian-style fried rice was chosen to be one of the tastiest because it has a characteristic spicy savory taste. Although in the past, fried rice was referred to as food for the poor, but now, this one food is eaten by many people. Fried rice is now served by cart sellers to five-star hotels.

Gok wan nasi goreng recipe

We already know the origin or history of the entry of fried rice in Indonesia, now we will make fried rice typical of Indonesian families
The legendary fried rice recipe that is sure to be delicious is always right for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
With toppings of eggs, shredded chicken, shrimp, beef meatballs, and fish balls, make this special fried rice recipe a new favorite for the family. After collecting the various ingredients, let's try how to cook fried rice in the style of Indonesian fried rice


  • 1 piece of boiled top and bottom chicken thighs, shredded the chicken
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 150 grams skinless prawns
  • 5 pieces of beef meatballs, cut into pieces
  • 5 fish balls, cut into pieces
  • 500 grams of white rice
  • 2 tablespoons of Bango sweet soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 spring onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fried onions for sprinkling
  • 3 tablespoons oil for frying

Coarsely ground spices:

  • 1 teaspoon of shrimp paste, grilled
  • 3 large red chilies
  • 3 pieces of curly red chili
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 6 red onions

Supplementary material:

3 scrambled eggs

How to cook:

Heat the oil.
Saute coarsely ground spices until fragrant. Set aside on the side of the pan.
Enter the eggs. Stir until grainy.
Add chicken, shrimp, meatballs. Stir well.
Add white rice. Stir.
Add soy sauce, salt and sugar. Stir until cooked.
Add the scallions. Stir well.
Serve with fried eggs and sprinkle with fried shallots.