Nasi Goreng

This is so delicious and surprisingly easy! I love using cauliflower rice as a substitute, and it works great to make a healthy version of this Indonesian fried rice (which by the way is usually 600-700 calories per bowl)!


Chicken breast tenderloins, or cut thin – and skewered

4 garlic cloves

1 onion

2 scallions

1 egg per serving

2 tbsp Sambal Olek Paste (or chop up red chili’s)

2 tbsp Kecap Manis (or any sweet soy sauce)

2 cups cauliflower rice (frozen or grate a fresh cauliflower on a cheese grater)

Take your skewered chicken and cook it in a frying pan (or wok if you have it) with the sambal olek, which is just a paste made out of red chili – make sure to use less if you don’t like your food spicey! It does add great flavor though and because it is just chili’s, it has no calories! Cook 7-10 minutes until the chicken is completely cooked through.

Remove the chicken from the pan, and add in the onions, scallions, and garlic. Cook for a few minutes until the onions start becoming translucent.

Add the cauliflower rice and kecap manis, and cook for 3-5 more minutes. Kecap manis is just a thickened, sweeter soy sauce. Sometimes you can find a bottle that just says “sweet soy sauce” and that is the same thing. Decent substitutes would be hoisin or tamari.

That’s it! Top with your chicken skewer and a nice fried egg, as is traditional in nasi goreng – eat and enjoy!

Nutrition: (1 cup of rice with 4oz chicken and 1 egg) *Makes 4 servings

Calories: 216

Protein: 33.1g

Carbs: 6.6g

Fat: 6g

Fiber: 2g

Sugar: 2g

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