Healthy Nasi Goreng with Brown Rice

A healthier version of a delicious Asian favourite dish, this Nasi Goreng is packed with veggies and full of flavour with fresh chilli, coriander, garlic and ginger.

Commercially made Nasi Goreng is it’s usually cooked in refined seed oils and contain added sugars in the sauce. Also be aware if you are gluten intolerant like me, as artificial soy sauces can contain gluten (alternatives are naturally brewed & fermented soy which causes breakdown of gluten). I use gluten-free soy alternative, Tamari, which tastes the same as soy sauce.

What I love about these ingredients:

  • Shiitake mushrooms – rich in B vitamins (pantothenic acid, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, niacin, choline, and folate), and a very good source of minerals including selenium, copper, iron, and zinc. Mushrooms provide a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin D (in the D2 form – essential for maintaining blood calcium balance and thus bone mineral density), and a variety of unique phytonutrients. Shiitake mushrooms support immune function and have anti-cancer properties. They help protect against cardiovascular disease by preventing immune cells from binding to blood vessel lining (which can cause atherosclerosis). Mushrooms contain beta-glucans, contributing to their cholesterol-lowering impact. Mushrooms are a great addition to a vegan and vegetarian diet.

  • Ginger – can be used as a natural way to treat gastrointestinal distress, nausea and vomiting, as it relaxes and soothes the GI tract. Ginger can be used to help colds and flus as it warms the body and promotes increased body temperature to fight infection. Ginger also contains anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

  • Garlic – contain powerful sulfur-compounds that are anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-viral. Garlic supports cardiovascular health by helping to regulate healthy blood pressure. Garlic contains selenium, a powerful antioxidant, as well as compounds that can aid iron absorption and improve iron metabolism.

Healthy Nasi Goreng with Brown Rice

Healthy Nasi Goreng with Brown Rice

A healthier version of a favourite delicious Asian dish. This Nasi Goreng is made with healthier ingredients, and packed with nutrient dense herbs and spices.

Makes: 2 serves

Healthy Nasi Goreng with Brown Rice

Prep time:

Cook time:

  • 1 cup cooked brown or brown basmati rice (about ½ cup uncooked rice)
  • 4 free range eggs, soft boiled or poached or fried – your choice
  • 1 shallot stalks
  • 1 garlic clove, finely diced
  • 1/2cm fresh ginger, finely sliced
  • 1 red chilli, sliced
  • 1 bunch Asian greens (Chinese broocoli, Gai Larn, Bok Choy etc.), chopped with leafy part separate
  • 75g baby corn, halved
  • 50g Shitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 50g Swiss Brown mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 sprigs fresh coriander, chopped (to taste)
  • 3 tbls Tamari (GF soy sauce)
  • 1 tbls virgin coconut oil
  • 2 sprigs fresh coriander, chopped (to taste)
  • 2 tsp organic honey
  • 1/2 lime, juice & zest

  1. Add rice and water to a rice cooker and cook according to instructions. Alternatively if you’re short on time, use microwave rice as a quick cheat.
  2. Soft boil or poach eggs and set aside (if frying eggs, do this step last and add on top).
  3. Heat oil in a wok pan on high heat. Stir fry shallots, garlic, ginger and chilli for a minute until fragrant.
  4. Stir fry baby corn and stalk part of Asian greens (leave leafy parts out for now) 5 mins until golden.
  5. Add in mushrooms and leafy parts of the Asian greens and stir fry for another minute until mushrooms are browned.
  6. Drizzle honey and tamari over the stir fry, plus the zest and juice of half a lime.
  7. Add rice into the wok and stir fry until combined.
  8. Serve up in bowls topped with an egg and a little extra fresh chilli and coriander (optional).
  9. Tip: it’s also delish topped with a little Sriracha chilli sauce if you like it hot!

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