The magic of fried rice lies in its versatility. There's no wrong way to make fried rice and often enough, almost any ingredient found in your kitchen will prove delicious when thrown in a wok and tossed together with some day-old rice. Today, we celebrate a handful of Asian cultures by diving swiftly into traditional recipes you can very easily make at home!
Nasi goreng, wildly popular in Indonesia and Malaysia, literally translates to "fried rice" in both languages. Often served with egg and a side of vegetables (cucumbers and tomatoes), this Southeast Asian dish is most beloved for its distinct flavours that incorporate both terasi (shrimp paste) and kecap manis (sweet soy sauce). Its flavour profile is both sweet and savoury and is particularly delicious when mixed with meats such as shrimp or chicken. While many chefs and food bloggers have created their own take on the delicious nasi goreng, we recommend trying a more traditional and straightforward recipe from Taste Atlas here.