Vegetarian Nasi Goreng

This week’s recipe from the dietitians at Salford Royal is Vegetarian Nasi Goreng.  It is an Indonesian dish and Nasi Goreng means ‘fried rice’. This dish is a great way to use up leftover rice and vegetables, and makes a tasty and speedy week day dinner. If you are following a potassium restriction, remember to boil the vegetables before adding to the dish.

Serves 4

Vegetarian Nasi GorengIngredients

  • 500g cooked white rice
  • 1 onion, finely sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • ½ savoy cabbage
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 350g vegetarian textured protein pieces (e.g Quorn pieces)
  • 1 tablespoon reduced salt soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce (optional)
  • Chilli powder if liked.
  • Lime wedges to serve.


  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan or wok, then add the onions and garlic. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add the vegetarian textured protein, and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the carrots and cabbage. Cook for a further 2 minutes.
  • Add the rice. Make sure the vegetarian textured protein pieces are well combined and the rice is thoroughly warmed through.
  • Mix in the soy sauce, fish sauce (if used), pepper and chilli powder (if used).
  • Spoon into bowls and serve with a lime. Squeeze the juice over the dish and mix through to bring out the flavours.

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