Vegan Nasi Goreng (Indonesian Fried Rice)

Vegan Nasi Goreng (Indonesian Fried Rice)

Cook and Prep Time: 20 minutes

Serves: 4

You Need

  • 2 cups cooked Wild Rice
  • 1 Red Onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup Peas
  • 1 Red Pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup Broccoli Florets, chopped
  • 1 handful Haricot Vert, ends removed and chopped
  • 1 block Tempeh, chopped
  • 1 Handful Cashews, chopped
  • 1 Handful Cashews, halved
  • 1 tbsp. Tamari
  • 1 tbsp. Coconut Oil or Vegetable Stock, for sautéing
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black Pepper, to taste

For the Sambal (there will be extra)

  • 1 lb. Red Chili Peppers, stems removed (Jalapenos, Serranos, and Cayenne peppers are good substitutes)
  • 2 tbsp. Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. Salt
  • 1 tbsp. Tomato Paste (optional)
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 Lime, zested and juiced


  1. Rinse and chop all produce accordingly.  Have rice cooked ahead of time.
  2. Make the sambal.  Add all ingredients to a blender.  Pulse until smooth. 
  3. Pre heat a wok over a high heat then add 2-3 T of sambal. Cook for 1 minute, stirring often to avoid burning.
  4. Add the vegetables and tempeh.  Stir-fry for 5-6 minutes.
  5. Add the rice to the wok. Stir fry for 3-4 minutes, scraping the bottom of the pan so the rice does not stick and burn.
  6. Stir in the tamari and halved cashews.  Toss to coat, cooking for about 1 minute more.
  7. Serve and top with chopped cashews and scallions.  Enjoy!

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