Nasi Goreng Pattaya, also known as stuffed omelette fried rice, is basically the Southeast Asian rendition of Omurice. This beloved dish of fried rice wrapped in a smooth layer of egg originated here in Malaysia. It can be found at Malay hawker stalls and restaurants serving local delicacies.
Despite its simple and possibly bland appearance, Nasi Goreng Pattaya is an all-around tasty and satisfying meal. The protein from the egg is sure to fill you up, and what Asian doesn’t enjoy a good plate of fried rice? The local favourite is typically served with slices of cucumber and tomato, with a drizzle of tomato sauce over the omelette.
Preparing a yummy plate of Nasi Goreng Pattaya is not exactly rocket science, so you can easily cook it yourself any time of the day! Just follow this simple recipe and voilà—you have a convenient yet oh-so-delicious feast.
2 cups of cooked rice (preferable leftover rice, of course. Asians hate waste!)
3 shallots (thinly sliced)
2 cloves of garlic (chopped)
100g of boneless chicken breast (cut into cubes)
1 carrot (diced into small cubes)
1 tbsp of tomato sauce
1 tbsp of frozen peas
2 tbsp of vegetable oil
2 eggs (beaten
2 tsp of soy sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
- Cut the shallots into thin slices and mince the garlic. Dice the chicken and carrots into small cubes. If you’re using prawns, peel them and remove the tails.
- Place a wok or pan over high heat and add 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil. Make sure to coat the bottom of your wok, so the ingredients don’t stick to the surface.
- Add the minced garlic and shallots. Sauté until slightly brown and fragrant.
- Add the chicken and carrot cubes, stir-frying until they are cooked.
- Add some tomato sauce to the mix, followed by some salt to taste.
- (optional) Toss in the prawns and stir-fry until they turn pink.
- Add the peas and rice. Mix the ingredients thoroughly and continue stir-frying until it is cooked. Set it aside.
- Lightly beat the eggs in a bowl and season with some salt and pepper.
- Preheat a non-stick frying pan with a teaspoon of oil. Then, pour in the egg mixture and swirl the pan to let the egg cover the entire surface, making a thin omelette. Cook on low heat for 20 seconds.
- Once the omelette is about 90% cooked, place the fried rice in the centre of the omelette. Fold the four edges of the omelette over the rice until it is fully enveloped.
- Place a plate over the creation and gently flip it over.
- Drizzle some tomato sauce or chilli sauce over your Nasi Goreng Pattaya and serve with sliced cucumber and tomato.
- For the rice, you can use 1 cup of water with 1 cup of rice. Be careful not to use too much water or your rice will turn out all mushy!
- Use a big wok or pan for frying to prevent overcrowding.
- If you want to achieve ‘wok hei’, use a cast iron wok and heat on high temperature until smoking point. Then, toss the rice repeatedly.
There you have it, isn’t it easy? Don’t forget to savour every spoonful of aromatic fried rice with the fluffy omelette!
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