Spicy Sardine Fried Rice

by Lisa K., on Tue, January 09, 2018

Have you ever seen Nasi Goreng Sardin on a menu? I discovered it by accident and I was #mindblown. It is my new favourite go-to nasi goreng recipe. So easy to make, it is beginner-proof! Most of the ingredients you probably already have in your pantry so you can whip this up in no time. Give it a go!

"So easy to make!"


2 cups cold cooked rice
1 small can of sardines, drained
2 tsp. chicken powder (optional)
2 tbsp. oil
2 red chilli
2 red bird’s eye chilli
2 green bird’s eye chilli
2 cloves garlic
3 shallots
½ tsp. salt
2 long beans, cut to 1 inch pieces


1. Using a large bowl, mash up sardine pieces with a fork, combine with cold rice and season with chicken powder. Mix thoroughly and set it aside.

2. Pound all 3 types of chillies, garlic and shallots. You can use a mortar and pestle or a grinder.

3. Heat oil in a pan and sauté pounded ingredients until it is fragrant and the paste shrinks. This should only take 2 – 3 minutes. Season with salt.

4. Add in long beans and cook for a minute and pour in the sardine and rice mix.

5. Stir to combine all of the ingredients and that’s it. All done!

Note: Serve with cucumber slices and keropok keping. Awesome combo!

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