Recipes from Ashmore and Cartier Islands: Indonesian Fried Rice

Recipes from Ashmore and Cartier Islands

Indonesian Fried Rice

Country: Ashmore and Cartier Islands
Course: Sides
Makes: 4 to 6 servings

For the Rice:

  • 3 cups cold cooked rice
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 3 1/2 ounces cabbage, shredded
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 shallots, chopped

For the Spice Paste:

  • 3 shallots, roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 2 red chilies, seeded
  • 1/2 medium tomato
  • 2 tablespoons sweet soy sauce
  • salt


  1. Put all the spice paste ingredients into a blender and pulse until you get a paste. Then shred the cabbage.
  2. Put the spice paste into a medium hot pan and stir until fragrant. Then add the cabbage and cook for a few minutes.
  3. Add the rice and sweet soy sauce, and stir until blended.
  4. Fry the eggs until the yolks are just firm, and top each serving of rice with a fried egg.