Recipe: Malaysian nasi goreng with chicken, prawn and squid

Recipe courtesy of Asian Food Network

Here's how to make a delicious Malaysian nasi goreng USA - the 'USA' stands for udang (prawn), sotong (squid) and ayam (chicken).

Serves four people.


  • 100g squid (sliced)
  • 100g chicken breast (sliced)
  • 100g prawns
  • 8 shallots  (sliced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 large red chili  (sliced)
  • 1 tbsp chili paste
  • 4 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables (green peas, carrots and corn)
  • 1 cup cabbage (sliced, substitute with any other leafy vegetables)
  • 1 spring onion (chopped)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • 1 fried egg (sunny side up) - optional 
  • Vegetable oil
  • Salt


1) Fry aromatics

  • In a pan, heat 3 tbsp vegetable oil and fry shallots, garlic, red chilies and chili paste for 5 minutes, until fragrant.

2) Stir-fry chicken, prawn, squid and vegetables

  • Add in chicken, squid, prawns, green peas and cabbage.
  • Mix well and stir-fry for 5 minutes until proteins are cooked.

3) Add eggs and scramble

  • Push ingredients to one side of the pan and crack 2 eggs on the other side.
  • Scramble eggs for 1 minute before mixing with the rest of the ingredients.

4) Toss in spring onions

  • Remove from heat and mix in chopped spring onion.

Plate and serve!

  • Transfer nasi goreng to serving plate and serve hot with sunny side up on the side.

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