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Nasi goreng

Nasi Goreng

Nasi goreng

This easy Indonesian dish is a great way to use up leftover rice and vegies. Try adding in other vegetables like sweet corn, broccoli, cauliflower or snow peas. You can also substitute the rice for quinoa.

Serves: 2



  • Olive oil
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage
  • 2 shallots, sliced, plus more to garnish
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • Pinch chilli flakes or sliced fresh chilli
  • 2 heaped cups cooked brown jasmine rice
  • 2 tsp tamari
  • Small handful coriander, roughly chopped
  • Juice ½ lime
  • Handful bean sprouts
  • 2 eggs, fried
  • Sesame seeds, to serve
  • Shallots, chopped, to serve
  1. Heat olive oil in large frying pan over medium heat.
  2. Add carrot, celery, cabbage, shallots, garlic, turmeric, cumin, ginger and chilli, and cook for 5 minutes until tender.
  3. Add rice, tamari, coriander, lime juice and bean sprouts and cook for 2 mins until rice is heated through.
  4. Divide rice between two plates, top with fried egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds and shallots.


Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy is a respected Sydney-based naturopath, author and passionate foodie with 16 years of clinical experience. She runs a naturopathic clinic in Rose Bay called Art of Healing and is the founder of Bodhi Organic Tea.

Lisa is a great believer that good wholesome food is one of the greatest pleasures in life and the foundation of good health. Lisa encourages her clients to get back to eating what nature intended: good, clean, wholesome food that’s nutrient-rich and free from high levels of sugars, harmful fats, artificial additives and pesticides. Her aim is to change the way people eat, cook and think about food.

Lisa is an avid health writer, being a regular contributor to The Sunday Telegraph's Body and Soul, and leading magazines including WellBeing. Lisa is an author of five books to date, including My Goodness: all you need to know about children’s health and nutrition , Pregnancy Essentials, Heal Yourself, Listen to your Body and Healthy Skin Diet .