Spanish-style Nasi Goreng


Spanish-style Nasi Goreng

Arroz Frito Español

In Spanish cuisine, rice dishes are a staple, and this Spanish-style Nasi Goreng is a delightful fusion of Indonesian and Spanish flavors. This dish combines the aromatic spices of Nasi Goreng with the vibrant ingredients commonly found in Spanish cuisine. Get ready to savor the rich flavors and textures of this delicious Spanish twist on a classic Indonesian dish.

Jan Dec

15 minutes

20 minutes

35 minutes

4 servings


Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Nut-free, Shellfish-free, Pescatarian-friendly


Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Keto, Low-carb


While the original Indonesian Nasi Goreng typically uses ingredients like kecap manis (sweet soy sauce) and shrimp paste, this Spanish adaptation incorporates Spanish chorizo, saffron, and smoked paprika for a distinct Spanish flavor profile. The dish also includes traditional Spanish ingredients such as bell peppers, tomatoes, and olives, giving it a unique twist. We alse have the original recipe for Nasi goreng, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 420 kcal / 1760 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 22g, 7g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 40g, 4g
  • Protein: 15g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Salt: 1.5g


  1. 1.
    Heat olive oil in a large pan or wok over medium heat.
  2. 2.
    Add the sliced chorizo and cook until it starts to release its oils and becomes slightly crispy.
  3. 3.
    Add the chopped onion and minced garlic to the pan. Sauté until the onion becomes translucent.
  4. 4.
    Stir in the diced bell pepper and tomato. Cook for a few minutes until they soften.
  5. 5.
    Add the cooked rice to the pan and mix well with the other ingredients.
  6. 6.
    Sprinkle smoked paprika and saffron threads over the rice. Stir to evenly distribute the spices.
  7. 7.
    Drizzle soy sauce over the rice and continue to stir-fry for a few more minutes.
  8. 8.
    Add the sliced green olives and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  9. 9.
    If desired, fry two eggs separately and serve them on top of the Nasi Goreng.
  10. 10.
    Garnish with freshly chopped parsley before serving.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Chorizo — Use cured Spanish chorizo for the best flavor. If unavailable, you can substitute with another type of spicy sausage.
  • Saffron threads — Soak the saffron threads in a tablespoon of warm water for a few minutes before adding them to the dish. This will help release their vibrant color and aroma.

Tips & Tricks

  • For an extra burst of flavor, you can add a squeeze of lemon juice or a splash of sherry vinegar to the Nasi Goreng before serving.
  • Feel free to customize the dish by adding other Spanish ingredients such as diced cooked ham or roasted red peppers.
  • If you prefer a spicier version, you can add a pinch of cayenne pepper or a chopped chili pepper to the dish.
  • Leftover Nasi Goreng can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat it in a pan or microwave before serving.
  • Serve the Spanish-style Nasi Goreng with a side of fresh salad or pickled vegetables to add a refreshing element to the meal.

Serving advice

Serve the Spanish-style Nasi Goreng hot, garnished with freshly chopped parsley. For an extra touch, place a fried egg on top of each serving. The runny yolk adds a creamy richness to the dish. Accompany it with a side of fresh salad or pickled vegetables for a complete meal.

Presentation advice

To enhance the presentation, you can serve the Spanish-style Nasi Goreng in individual bowls or on a large platter. Arrange the fried eggs on top and sprinkle some additional chopped parsley for a pop of color. Serve with a side of salad or pickled vegetables on the side.