Salam and welcome to Rice Cookers 101! Today, we are excited to share with you a recipe for a delicious Indonesian ground beef rice, or Nasi Goreng Sapi. Bursting with flavor and spices, this dish is perfect for a hearty and satisfying meal. Whether you are a seasoned cook or a beginner in the kitchen, this recipe is easy to follow and will impress your taste buds. So let’s get started and create a flavorful and aromatic meal that is sure to become a household favorite. We’ve made this indonesian ground beef rice recipe easy to follow 👨‍🍳. If you’re looking for our favorite rice cookers to make this recipe, check out our list of top rice cookers here.

indonesian ground beef rice ingredients


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 cup cooked white rice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sweet soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon sambal oelek (chili paste)
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • Fried shallots for garnish


  1. Heat oil in a wok or large skillet over high heat.
  2. Add chopped onion and minced garlic, sauté for 2 minutes until fragrant.
  3. Add ground beef, continue cooking for 8-10 minutes until the beef is cooked through and browned.
  4. Season with ground cumin, ground coriander, turmeric powder, salt, and black pepper. Mix well and cook for another 2 minutes.
  5. Stir in soy sauce, sweet soy sauce, tomato ketchup, and sambal oelek. Mix until all ingredients are well combined and cook for another 2 minutes.
  6. Add cooked white rice and stir until rice and beef are evenly coated with sauce. Cook for 3-4 minutes.
  7. Add sliced green onions and mix well. Cook for another 1-2 minutes.
  8. Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with fried shallots.
  9. Serve hot and enjoy!

indonesian ground beef rice

How long does indonesian ground beef rice last in the fridge?

Indonesian ground beef rice can typically be stored in the fridge for up to four days after cooking. It is important to always store it in an airtight container to prevent bacteria growth and to reheat it thoroughly before consuming if you decide to eat it after the first day. If you need to extend the shelf life of the dish, you can consider freezing it for up to three months. However, keep in mind that the quality and taste of the dish may deteriorate over time, so it is always best to consume it as soon as possible.

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Low calorie indonesian ground beef rice recipe substitutions

To make this Indonesian Ground Beef Rice recipe lower in calories, there are a few substitutions you could make. First, you could use ground turkey or chicken instead of ground beef, which is generally leaner and lower in calories. Secondly, you could use brown rice instead of white rice, which is higher in fiber and lower in calories. Thirdly, you could reduce the amount of oil used in the recipe or use a cooking spray instead of oil. Finally, you could reduce or omit the amount of sweet soy sauce and tomato ketchup used, which are higher in sugar. These substitutions can help to reduce the overall calorie content of the dish while still maintaining the flavor and texture of the recipe.

What to serve with a indonesian ground beef rice?

Indonesian ground beef rice, or nasi goreng, is a popular dish that is usually served with a variety of accompaniments. One of the most common sides is a fried egg, which is placed on top of the rice and mixed in with the beef. Other popular options include sliced cucumber, diced tomatoes, and crispy fried shallots. Some people also like to add a side of sambal, which is a spicy sauce made from chili peppers, garlic, and vinegar. To complete the meal, serve with a refreshing drink, such as iced tea or coconut water.

Whats the best sauce for a indonesian ground beef rice?

One of the best sauces for Indonesian ground beef rice is kecap manis, a thick and sweet soy sauce that is commonly used in Indonesian cuisine. It complements the savory and spicy flavor of the ground beef and pairs well with the rice. To make the sauce, combine equal parts of soy sauce and brown sugar in a saucepan. Heat it over medium heat until the sugar dissolves and the sauce thickens. If desired, you can also add garlic, ginger, chili flakes, or other spices to enhance the flavor of the sauce. Pour it over the ground beef and rice before serving, and enjoy the delicious and authentic taste of Indonesian cuisine.

Indonesian ground beef rice health benefits

Indonesian ground beef rice, also known as Nasi Gila or Crazy Rice, is a flavorful and filling dish that is popular in Indonesia. However, it is not particularly known for its health benefits as it typically contains a lot of rice and saturated fat due to the ground beef. As a helpful assistant and chef, I recommend a healthier recipe such as quinoa salad. Quinoa is high in protein, fiber, and essential vitamins such as folate, iron, and magnesium. Mixed with fresh vegetables and a light dressing, quinoa salad can be a delicious and healthy meal option.

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