Malaysia Most Authentic Nasi Goreng Kampung

When it comes to an other side of breakfast, nasi goreng/ fried rice is an other favorites among us Malaysian, especially for home-cook Malay moms out there feeding their families simple meals to start the day.

Many variations of nasi goreng found these days, but here is the most authentic one, nasi goreng kampung ikan bilis. Very easy to make with very simple ingredients and somehow quiet similar to our traditional fried rice of easternmost WWII ex-invader, Japan.

Here is the ingredients, nasi goreng.
A. Pestle & Mortar
8 red onions
4 cloves garlics
2 red chillies
3 cili padi/ bird's eye chili pepper
A handful of ikan bilis (anchovies)/ fried fish filet

B. Crucial 
1 bowl white rice
Pinch of salt

C. Optional
4-5 green vegetables eg: long beans
1-2 biji telur
Pinch of seasoning powder/ sesame oil

Preparations: Easy peasy. Measly bring up your pestle and mortar or dry blender if you don't have one, pound them (A) just to break them, coarse mix, not fine paste.

PS: You don't have do them step by step or, to pulse those chilies into pepper paste like image below, just pound them all in one go together with red onions and garlics.

Cooking: Put up your frying pan, traditionally should use wok. Put about six to eight tablespoon of cooking palm oil. Fire the stove medium high. Put everything that you prepare before. Stir-fry until those pounded read onions and garlic gave you some aromatic smell, about a minute or two, then make sure everything fried a bit but not burns.

Then put in your (B), mix everything up into a nice blend, while cooking just before everything turns into delicious starter meal of the day, then put on the most important, pinch of salt. Mix well and serve, traditional style.

Optional: Set to the side your stir-fried (A), fry (C) those eggs first, then adds in veggies to the heat before quickly putting in your white rice from (B). Done.

This nasi goreng kampung ikan bilis is quiet addictive, less oily, and simple to make. If you want it spicy, put more cili padi, if you want it sort of crispier, cook them longer, add in soy sauce if you feel to do so, or sesame seeds oil if you want to substitute those unhealthy seasoning powder or just none at all to preserve the traditional raw taste. Have a very Malaysian-Malay morning meal, enjoy.

Watch the video below if you still doesn't get it.

Credit: Azie Kitchen.

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