Dutch-style Nasi Goreng


Dutch-style Nasi Goreng

Dutch Delight: A Twist on Indonesian Nasi Goreng

In the context of Dutch cuisine, this Dutch-style Nasi Goreng brings together the vibrant flavors of Indonesian cuisine with a touch of Dutch influence. This fusion dish is a popular street food in the Netherlands, offering a unique twist on the traditional Indonesian fried rice. Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with this delicious and satisfying dish!

Jan Dec

15 minutes

15 minutes

30 minutes

4 servings


Omnivore, Gluten-free, Dairy-free (if omitting Gouda cheese), Nut-free, Low sugar


Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Keto, Low-carb


While the original Indonesian Nasi Goreng typically includes ingredients like shrimp paste and kecap manis, this Dutch adaptation incorporates Dutch spices and ingredients such as smoked sausage and Gouda cheese. The flavors are balanced to suit the Dutch palate, resulting in a fusion dish that combines the best of both culinary worlds. We alse have the original recipe for Nasi goreng, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 450 kcal / 1880 KJ
  • Fat: 20g (Saturated Fat: 7g)
  • Carbohydrates: 50g (Sugars: 4g)
  • Protein: 15g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Salt: 2g


  1. 1.
    Heat the vegetable oil in a large frying pan or wok over medium heat.
  2. 2.
    Add the sliced smoked sausage and cook until lightly browned. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  3. 3.
    In the same pan, add the chopped onion and minced garlic. Sauté until the onion becomes translucent.
  4. 4.
    Add the diced red bell pepper and peas to the pan. Cook for a few minutes until the vegetables are tender.
  5. 5.
    Push the vegetables 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 cooked rice to the pan and stir-fry for a few minutes, combining it with the vegetables and eggs.
  7. 7.
    Stir in the soy sauce and sambal oelek. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. 8.
    Return the smoked sausage to the pan and mix well with the rice.
  9. 9.
    Sprinkle the grated Gouda cheese over the top and cook for an additional minute until the cheese melts.
  10. 10.
    Remove from heat and serve hot.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Smoked sausage — Ensure the sausage is fully cooked before adding it to the dish.
  • Gouda cheese — Use a good quality Gouda cheese for the best flavor and melting properties.

Tips & Tricks

  • For an extra kick of heat, add more sambal oelek according to your taste preference.
  • Feel free to add other vegetables like carrots or green beans for added color and nutrition.
  • Leftover rice works best for this dish as it is slightly drier and less sticky.
  • Customize the level of spiciness by adjusting the amount of sambal oelek used.
  • Serve with a side of pickles or Indonesian krupuk (shrimp crackers) for an authentic touch.

Serving advice

Serve the Dutch-style Nasi Goreng hot as a main course. Garnish with fresh cilantro or sliced scallions for added freshness and color.

Presentation advice

Transfer the Nasi Goreng to a serving platter or individual plates. Sprinkle some additional grated Gouda cheese on top for an attractive presentation.