Nasi Goreng Adapted to Latin American Cuisine


Nasi Goreng Adapted to Latin American Cuisine

Latin American Fried Rice: A Fusion of Flavors

In Latin American cuisine, rice is a staple ingredient that is often combined with vibrant flavors and spices. This adaptation of the Indonesian classic, Nasi Goreng, brings together the essence of Latin American cuisine with the beloved fried rice dish. Get ready to indulge in a fusion of flavors that will transport your taste buds to a whole new world.

Jan Dec

15 minutes

15 minutes

30 minutes

4 servings


Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Nut-free


Paleo, Keto, Low-carb, High-protein, Low-fat


While the original Nasi Goreng is traditionally made with Indonesian spices and ingredients such as kecap manis (sweet soy sauce) and shrimp paste, this Latin American adaptation incorporates Latin American spices and ingredients like cumin, cilantro, and chili peppers. The dish also includes Latin American staples like black beans and avocado, adding a unique twist to the traditional fried rice. We alse have the original recipe for Nasi goreng, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 320 kcal / 1340 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 8g, 1g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 55g, 4g
  • Protein: 9g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Salt: 1g


  1. 1.
    Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium heat.
  2. 2.
    Add the diced onion, minced garlic, red bell pepper, and jalapeno pepper to the skillet. Sauté until the vegetables are tender.
  3. 3.
    Sprinkle the ground cumin and paprika over the vegetables and stir well to combine.
  4. 4.
    Add the cooked rice to the skillet and stir-fry for a few minutes until the rice is heated through.
  5. 5.
    Stir in the cooked black beans and corn kernels.
  6. 6.
    Drizzle the soy sauce and lime juice over the rice mixture. Stir well to coat the rice evenly.
  7. 7.
    Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. 8.
    Remove the skillet from heat and sprinkle fresh cilantro over the rice.
  9. 9.
    Serve the Latin American Fried Rice garnished with avocado slices.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Rice — Use leftover cooked rice for the best texture and flavor.
  • Black beans — If using canned black beans, rinse and drain them before adding to the dish.
  • Avocado — Choose ripe avocados for a creamy and flavorful garnish.

Tips & Tricks

  • For an extra kick of heat, add a few dashes of hot sauce or sprinkle with crushed red pepper flakes.
  • Customize the dish by adding cooked chicken, shrimp, or tofu for added protein.
  • Serve with a side of salsa or guacamole for an even more authentic Latin American experience.
  • Feel free to add other vegetables like diced tomatoes or zucchini for added freshness and texture.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Serving advice

Serve the Latin American Fried Rice as a main dish accompanied by a fresh green salad or as a side dish alongside grilled meats or seafood.

Presentation advice

Garnish the Latin American Fried Rice with avocado slices and a sprinkle of fresh cilantro to add a pop of color and freshness to the dish.