Greek-style Nasi Goreng


Greek-style Nasi Goreng

Mediterranean Twist: Greek-style Nasi Goreng

In the vibrant Greek cuisine, we have given a Mediterranean twist to the beloved Indonesian dish, Nasi Goreng. This Greek-style Nasi Goreng combines the rich flavors of Greek ingredients with the traditional fried rice technique. Get ready to indulge in a fusion of cultures that will transport your taste buds to the sunny shores of Greece.

Jan Dec

15 minutes

15 minutes

30 minutes

4 servings


Mediterranean diet, Gluten-free, Low-carb (if using cauliflower rice), High-protein, Dairy-free (if omitting feta cheese)

Dairy (feta cheese)

Vegan, Vegetarian (contains chicken), Paleo


While the original Nasi Goreng is typically made with Indonesian spices and ingredients like kecap manis and sambal, our Greek-style adaptation incorporates Greek flavors such as feta cheese, olives, and oregano. We have also replaced the traditional soy sauce with a tangy lemon dressing to give it a refreshing Mediterranean touch. We alse have the original recipe for Nasi goreng, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 350 kcal / 1465 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 15g, 5g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 30g, 4g
  • Protein: 25g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Salt: 1g


  1. 1.
    Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium heat.
  2. 2.
    Add diced onion and minced garlic to the pan and sauté until fragrant and translucent.
  3. 3.
    Add diced red bell pepper and halved cherry tomatoes to the pan. Cook for 3-4 minutes until the vegetables are slightly softened.
  4. 4.
    Stir in the cooked chicken and crumbled feta cheese. Cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  5. 5.
    Add the cooked rice to the pan and mix well to combine with the other ingredients.
  6. 6.
    Drizzle the lemon juice over the rice and sprinkle with dried oregano. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. 7.
    Cook for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the rice is heated through.
  8. 8.
    Remove from heat and garnish with fresh parsley.
  9. 9.
    Serve hot and enjoy your Greek-style Nasi Goreng!

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Cooked rice — For best results, use chilled cooked rice. This helps to prevent the rice from becoming mushy when stir-frying.
  • Feta cheese — If you prefer a milder flavor, you can substitute feta cheese with crumbled goat cheese.
  • Lemon juice — Freshly squeezed lemon juice is recommended for a vibrant citrus flavor.

Tips & Tricks

  • To add extra flavor, you can sprinkle some dried chili flakes or drizzle with extra virgin olive oil before serving.
  • Feel free to customize your Greek-style Nasi Goreng by adding other Mediterranean ingredients such as sun-dried tomatoes or artichoke hearts.
  • If you prefer a vegetarian version, you can substitute the chicken with grilled tofu or chickpeas for added protein.
  • For a healthier option, you can use cauliflower rice instead of regular rice.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Serving advice

Serve the Greek-style Nasi Goreng as a main dish accompanied by a fresh Greek salad and warm pita bread.

Presentation advice

Garnish the dish with a sprinkle of crumbled feta cheese and a few Kalamata olives on top. Serve it in a colorful Mediterranean-inspired bowl to enhance the visual appeal.