Monday, March 28, 2011

Nasi Goreng Kampung

You know, I almost forgot I had these photos taken. With so many things to do lately Ive been just snapping photos and Shame On Me - I have not been diligently uploading them.

Anyway, what I found in my camera was few photos taken when I was making Nasi Goreng Kampung - something I rarely make but turned out quite well. So lets share it .

I have to say I am not a big fan of Nasi Goreng. But when I take Nasi Goreng I usually prefer Nasi Goreng Kampung. And when i was making this, I actually had been thinking about it for a few days.

So one fine day, as so not to make myself kempunan, I decided to scrap things to make it.

For Nasi Goreng Kampung, you dont really need much.

Basically you need :
  • Rice
  • Ikan Bilis
  • Bawang merah
  • Bawang putih
  • Belacan
  • Chicken (cut in very small pieces)
  • Sayur (usually Kangkung)
I was told that the best rice to make Nasi Goreng is the rice that has been left overnight. I dont know how true that is, but basically the rice should not be sticky otherwise you'll get clumps. Btw this is about 1.5 cups of rice

Ikan Bilis, peeled

If you like spicy, then go crazy on the bird chillies. Otherwise about 15 pieces is enough.

A bit of belacan - Bakar first

Then tumbuk altogether :
Bawang putih, Bawang Merah, a bit of ikan bilis, belacan, cilipadi.
(dont need to be pounded fine. Coarsely like below will do)

WHen all your ingredients are done, lets start the cookin.

Heat about this much oil.

Fry the Ikan bilis. Once its browning (up to you how crunchy you like it, for me I like it crispy), take it out and put aside

With the same oil, sautee the things we pounded.

Add the chicken pieces. I think prawns will also substitute nicely

Once its a browning, put in the rice. Keep stirring to mix it well. Once it mixes well, put in the kangkung, and some of the fried ikan bilis. Keep turning until the kangkung and rice looks well cooked like below

Thats it. I usually like to put lots and lots of ikan bilis. Yum.

bon app├ętit!