How To Make Nasi Goreng Rendang (in Less Than 15 Minutes)

Nasi Goreng Rendang

Course: Entree
Cuisine: Indonesian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Author: Marvellina
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  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 small onion peeled and diced
  • 2 Tbsp Bumbu Rendang leftover from rendang Padang
  • 2 Tbsp oil from cooking the rendang
  • 1 stalk celery cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 2 cups cooked white rice made with 2 cups of long-grain rice + 2 cups of water


  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp sugar

Serving suggestions:

  • Fresh slices of cucumber
  • Fresh slices of tomatoes


Make fried egg:

  • Preheat the non-stick skillet. Large enough to cook the fried rice later. Add about 1 Tbsp regular cooking oil. Crack one egg in and fry to your desired doneness. I like the edge crispy and the yolk is still runny :) Basting the white part of the egg with the oil so that the white part cooks through. The whole process takes about 2 minutes

Cooking fried rice:

  • In the same pan, add the rendang oil. Let it melt. Add onion and stir fry until fragrant and soft, about 3 minutes
  • Add the rendang paste and stir fry for another minute. Scrape the bottom of the skillet to make sure nothing got stuck there. Add celery and stir fry for another minute. We want the celery to still be crunchy
  • Add the rice and continue to stir fry to make sure the rice picks up the rendang paste and the changes color to brownish yellow, another 2 minutes. Add seasonings and adjust to your liking. It should be savory and spicy 
  • Serve immediately as is or garnish with chopped green onions and/or crispy fried shallots (bawang goreng), few slices of cucumber, tomatoes and prawn crackers if any