Easy Nasi Goreng Recipe

If you’ve ever wondered if one chicken breast could feed a family, the answer is YES. Check out this amazing Nasi Goreng recipe which sees you stretch meat to new lengths thanks to McKenzie’s new Pulse Plus range. A family favourite, Nasi Goreng opens up a realm of possibilities for using up veggies from your fridge crisper!

Waste not, want not!

Nasi Goreng (Indonesian fried rice) is a fantastic end-of-week meal because it’s PERFECT for using up leftover veggies from the week that aren’t quite as fresh as they could be. You can add diced capsicum, spring onions, chopped green beans – practically anything you like, this meal is the gateway for not wasting food. And with a delicious fried egg, sunny side up, placed on top, how could you NOT love this dish?!

McKenzie’s Nasi Goreng healthy twist!

McKenzie’s has really shaken things up by switching out the rice in their Nasi Goreng recipe for their all-new Pulse Plus range for a healthier twist. And if you thought you didn’t have time to cook pulses, think again! Pulse Plus pulses and rice cook in under 30 minutes.

Tip: Pulse Plus mix is best refrigerated overnight uncovered, so it is dry when cooking as you would for cooking fried rice.

Easy and delicious Nasi Goreng recipe

Preparation time: 15 minutes + 4 hours chilling
Cooking time: 35 minutes
Serves: 4


  • 350g McKenzie’s Pulse Plus – Peas, Lentils + Brown Rice
  • 1 tbs peanut oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 small red chilli, finely chopped
  • 200g chicken breast, cut into 2cm dice
  • 2 tbs kecap manis
  • 1 tbs fish sauce
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 bok choy, chopped
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 spring onions, chopped
  • Sesame seeds, for garnish
  • Sliced tomatoes and cucumber, for serving


  1. Prepare the Pulse Plus mix to pack directions, by rinsing. Combine in a saucepan with 4 cups of water. Bring the water and pulses to the boil, reduce the heat and gently simmer the pot for 17 minutes until just tender. Drain and rinse well under cold water. Spread the pulse and rice mix out onto a tray and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight so it’s just like fried rice!
  2. Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan, and add the onion, garlic and chilli. Cook for several minutes or until tender and transparent. Stir in the diced chicken and continue to cook until the chicken is almost cooked through.
  3. Add the cold Pulse Plus mix to the pan along with the sauces. Cook them whilst tossing for 4-5 minutes. Meanwhile, fry the eggs in a separate pan, sunny side up.
  4. Stir the chopped bok choy into the rice and cook for another 1-2 minutes, or until it is just soft. Spoon the rice and vegetable mixture between four serving bowls and top each one with a fried egg and a scattering of spring onions, sesame seeds and accompany with tomatoes and cucumbers for a hit of freshness.
Nasi Goreng recipe
Nasi Goreng for the end of week win! Source: Supplied

This Nasi Goreng recipe is an original recipe from McKenzie’s.

This year, McKenzie’s is celebrating 170 years of being an Australian pantry staple. For more recipe inspiration, download your FREE recipe ebook (just click the link!). McKenzies Pulse Plus range will be hitting the supermarket shelves this month, so keep your eyes peeled.

What do you think? Will you be trying this super easy and quick nasi goreng recipe at home? If you regularly cook with pulses we’d love to hear what you make, drop your comment below to share and inspire others!

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