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Nasi Goreng(Vegetarian)

A popular Indonesian sweet and spicy fried rice with lots of vegetables and paneer for vegetarian version.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast, Quick Lunch and Dinner Ideas
Cuisine: Indonesian, Nausuntara
Keyword: cooking with leftovers, Indo Chinese, Malaysian Rice
Servings: 2
Author: Swati



  • Steamed Rice refrigerated
  • 1 Cup Mixed Chopped vegetables Bell Peppers, Carrots, Mushrooms
  • ½ Cup Fresh Paneer/Tofu
  • 1/2 Cup Spring Onion Greens
  • 1 tbsp Finely chopped Garlic
  • 2 tbsp Sesame Oil or Peanut Oil
  • Salt to taste

Sauces used

  • 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce Tamari for Gluten-free
  • tbsp Any sweetener(Honey/Agave /Palm Sugar)
  • 2-3 tbsp Sambal Oelek or any spicy garlic and red chilli chutney as per spice level


  • Mix the sauces and sweetner for the sauce mix and keep aside.
  • In a pan add, heat oil, add finely chopped garlic to it. Saute till raw smell goes away.
  • Add finely chopped onions, add saute for few seconds.
  • Add the chopped vegetables, paneer /tofu pieces and then add the sauce mix.
  • Stir fry on high for few seconds. Keep the vegetables crunchy.
  • Add rice and salt to taste. Be careful in adding salt as the sauces already have salt .
  • Mix rice lightly and stir fry for few seconds.
  • Serve hot with more spicy chutney or sauce with a sunny side up(fried eggs on side).


Traditionally Jasmine is rice is used in Indonesia for this. You can use Basmati rice also as I have used.
Add 1-2 tbsp of Kecap Manis if you have it and add 1 tbsp of Soy sauce separately
Add the spicy Sambal Oelek or any spicy garlic Chilli Chutney as per your spice level..