Brussels Sprout Nasi Goreng
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Brussels Sprout Nasi Goreng


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Brussels Sprout Nasi Goreng

Brussels Sprout Nasi Goreng

Course: Dinner
Keyword: asian, brussels sprouts, nasi goreng
Servings: 4
Calories: 359kcal
Author: Meera Sodha


  • 1 3/4 cups jasmine rice
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 3 bird's-eye chilies, very finely chopped
  • 1 3/4 pounds brussels sprouts, very finely sliced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons kecap manis
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon salt, plus extra to taste
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar


  • Place rice in a sieve and rinse under a cold tap until water runs clear. Tip rice into a pan, add 2½ cups boiled water, and bring to a boil. Place lid on, then turn heat down to a whisper and cook 15 minutes. Take off the heat and leave to steam with lid on.
  • To cook the nasi goreng base, heat canola oil in a large frying pan on medium and fry the onion, stirring, 5 minutes. Add garlic and two-thirds of the chopped chiles, cook 2 minutes more, then add all but two large handfuls of brussels sprouts. Fry 8 minutes, leaving them undisturbed for a couple of minutes at a time, so they get s ome color. Then stir in tomato paste, kecap manis, salt, and a tablespoon each of soy sauce and vinegar. Cook another 5 minutes, then take off the heat.
  • To make marinated brussels sprouts, put remaining raw sliced brussels sprouts into a bowl with 1 Tbsp soy sauce, 1 Tbsp vinegar, sesame oil, sugar, and remaining chopped chiles. Mix well and set aside.
  • To finish the nasi goreng, put the Brussels sprouts and onion pan on medium heat and gently scoop in the steamed rice, folding in until well-mixed. Heat through, stirring gently, 5 minutes, until rice is nice and hot, and season with salt to taste. Transfer to a big platter, scatter the marinated brussels sprouts over the top, and serve.


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Excerpted from East: 120 Vegan and Vegetarian Recipes from Bangalore to Beijing © 2019 by Meera Sodha. Published by Flatiron Books.


Calories: 359kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 16g | Sodium: 909mg | Fiber: 20g | Sugar: 11g
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