Recipe Shed: Healthy New Year Nasi Goreng Noodles


Our quest for healthy eating this month (and this month only) continues with this delicious take on the classic Indonesian dish, Nasi Goreng. Hope you enjoy it. We did!

(Btw, this is the first time I’ve joined in with @Maris_World  Linky #FoodieFriday. Why not pop over for some other ideas.)

Serves 2

4 skinless, boneless chicken thighs, chopped into chunks
2 tbsp Teryaki sauce
1 tsp cornflour
1 tsp ground black pepper
3 tbsp sunflower oil
1 egg, beaten
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
Thumb-sized piece of ginger, peeled and finely chopped
3 red Thai chillies (the very small, slim ones), deseeded and finely chopped
1 red pepper, deseeded and roughly chopped
3 spring onions, white part only, roughly chopped
1/4 cucumber, deseeded and roughly chopped
2 tbsp cashew nuts or peanuts
1 tsp fish sauce
1 tbsp lime juice
1-2 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp dark soy sauce
Dried medium noodles, enough to serve 2 people

Recipe Shed

1. In a bowl, mix the cornflour, pepper and Teryaki until smooth and ‘velvet’ the chicken by thoroughly mixing together. Put in the fridge for 1 hour.

2. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a large frying pan until smoking hot and stir-fry the chicken for 6-7 mins until just cooked. Remove with a slotted spoon, transfer to a plate and set aside.

3. Wipe the frying pan clean and heat 1 tbsp of oil then add the beaten egg, swirling around so that it covers the bottom of the pan, to make an omelette. Cook for 1-2 mins, then transfer to a plate, slice into ribbons and set aside.

4. Wipe the frying pan clean and heat 1 tbsp of oil and gently cook the garlic, ginger and chillies until soft, about 3-4 mins.

5. Add the spring onions, peppers, nuts and cucumbers and stir-fry for 1-2 mins.  Now add the fish and soy sauces, lime juice and sugar. Return the chicken to the pan and cook for 2-3 mins until the sauce has almost evaporated.

6. Meanwhile, bring a large pan of water to the boil and cook the noodles according to packet instructions, approx. 3 mins.

7. Stir the noodles into the rest of the ingredients.

6. Garnish with the egg ribbons.

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3 Responses to Recipe Shed: Healthy New Year Nasi Goreng Noodles

  1. Anton1a

    Ahhh Keith what a winner! Again I have made the error of looking at the Recipe Shed whilst hungry, which means my lunch of Heinz soup is now looking a very sorry prospect.
    You almost had me stumped for this week’s theme, as I realised, I don’t really have anything that would fit into the ‘healthy’ category- hearty, certainly, but I need to work more on this one. Spicy prawns is all I have…

  2. It’s hard to define ‘healthy’ in the winter but this one looks like a winner. I’m still thinking about it….

  3. I think my recipe is healthy – there’s no spuds for starters and plenty of omega 3
    Nice joining in