Stink bean fried rice (Nasi goreng petai)

Stink bean fried rice (Nasi goreng petai)

Author: Marvellina
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  • 2 Tbsp cooking oil
  • 1/2 cup of small to medium dried anchovies
  • 1/2 cup roasted peanuts
  • 2 shallots peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled and finely minced
  • 1/2 cup of stink bean/sator bean/petai split open and halved
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups of cooked white rice
  • 1/2 tsp of good-quality turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Chili flakes optional


  • Preheat the large wok/skillet with cooking oil. When oil is hot enough, add in the dried anchovies and roasted peanuts and fried until the anchovies are crispy. The time depends on how small or large the anchovies are. The peanuts should be just lightly brown. dish them out using slotted spoon. Set aside
  • In the same wok/skillet, add in shallots and garlic. Stir fry until very fragrant. About 30 seconds. Add in the stink beans and stir fry for about 20 seconds. Push to the side. Crack in eggs. And let the eggs cook until the white started to solidify. Use your spatula to break the egg yolks and start to scramble them into little pieces. Add in the rice followed by turmeric powder. Stir to mix everything. Add in the anchovies and peanuts your fried earlier. Give it a stir again. Season with pinch of salt and stir to mix everything. Have a taste and add more salt to your taste. Remove from the heat and serve at once. Sprinkle with some chili flakes for some extra heat


It's best to use leftover rice or rice that you have cooked the day before. The rice needs to be cold or at least room temperature so they won't clump together when you stir fry them.
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