Bosnian-style Nasi Goreng


Bosnian-style Nasi Goreng

Bosnian Twist on Indonesian Fried Rice

In Bosnian cuisine, we have taken inspiration from the Indonesian classic, Nasi Goreng, and added our own unique flavors. This Bosnian-style Nasi Goreng is a delicious fusion of Indonesian and Bosnian cuisines, combining fragrant spices with local ingredients to create a mouthwatering dish.

Jan Dec

20 minutes

20 minutes

40 minutes

4 servings


Omnivore, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Nut-free, Low-fat


Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Keto, High-protein


While the original Indonesian Nasi Goreng typically uses shrimp paste and sweet soy sauce, our Bosnian adaptation replaces these ingredients with local alternatives. We also incorporate Bosnian spices and herbs to give the dish a distinct flavor profile. We alse have the original recipe for Nasi goreng, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 380 kcal / 1590 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 10g, 2g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 50g, 4g
  • Protein: 22g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Salt: 1.5g


  1. 1.
    Cook the rice according to package instructions. Once cooked, set aside to cool.
  2. 2.
    Heat the vegetable oil in a large frying pan or wok over medium heat.
  3. 3.
    Add the chopped onion and minced garlic to the pan and sauté until fragrant and translucent.
  4. 4.
    Add the diced chicken breast and smoked beef to the pan. Cook until the chicken is no longer pink and the beef is slightly crispy.
  5. 5.
    Push the chicken and beef to one side of the pan and pour the beaten eggs into the other side. Scramble the eggs until cooked through.
  6. 6.
    Add the diced carrot, red bell pepper, and frozen peas to the pan. Stir-fry for a few minutes until the vegetables are tender.
  7. 7.
    Add the cooked rice to the pan and mix well with the other ingredients.
  8. 8.
    Drizzle the soy sauce over the rice and sprinkle with paprika and dried thyme. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir-fry for another 2-3 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  9. 9.
    Remove from heat and garnish with fresh parsley.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Chicken breast — Ensure the chicken is cooked thoroughly to avoid any risk of foodborne illness.
  • Smoked beef — Use thinly sliced smoked beef for a rich and smoky flavor.
  • Fresh parsley — Chop the parsley just before garnishing to retain its vibrant color and fresh taste.

Tips & Tricks

  • For an extra kick of flavor, add a dash of Bosnian chili powder or crushed red pepper flakes.
  • Feel free to customize the dish by adding other vegetables such as mushrooms or green beans.
  • To make it spicier, serve with a side of Bosnian ajvar or hot sauce.
  • Leftover Bosnian-style Nasi Goreng can be refrigerated and enjoyed the next day for a quick and tasty lunch.
  • Serve with a wedge of lemon for a refreshing citrus twist.

Serving advice

Serve the Bosnian-style Nasi Goreng hot as a main course. It can be enjoyed on its own or accompanied by a fresh salad or pickled vegetables.

Presentation advice

Garnish the dish with a sprinkle of fresh parsley to add a pop of color. Serve it in a large serving dish or individual bowls for an appealing presentation.