Saturday, October 22, 2011

Nasi Goreng- 2nd Blog Birthday and a GIVEAWAY!

It's been exactly two years since I started food blogging and like everything else, it seems as if it was just yesterday.

Looking back, I realize how much as I've grown as a person who enjoys cooking and baking (dare I say chef?). I've discovered a wealth of new information, met amazing people (both online and in real life!), and read some amazing posts. I've tried to harness my interest in photography by focusing on food (but admittedly, not as much as I'd like to) and what's the best part is that having a blog has been a catalyst for my increased passion and interest in the world of food.

Here's the first food related post I wrote on this blog (exactly two years ago) "Autumn- the season for rich colors and gorgeous comfort food". This post was dedicated to butternut pumpkin which has grown to become one of my favourite vegetables along with capsicums. It contains two soup recipes and one vegetarian stew recipe. And yes, there aren't any photographs in that post.

And exactly one year ago: I posted a restaurant review of one of my favourite restaurants: Saladicious in Jumeirah.

To mark this auspicious event, I'm having a giveaway! One lucky winner is going to receive this lovely little book called "200 Delicious Desserts". The publisher is Hamlyn and what I love about this series is that the pictures are gorgeous, the recipes easy to read, and the results fabulous. The choice of recipes in this book is wonderful and includes a pear and almond tart, coffee and hazelnut choc ices, double chocolate puddings (YUM!), and strawberry choux puffs (to name just a few!- there are 200 as the title indicates!)

What you have to do in order to win is really simple!
1. Like "Spontaneous Euphoria Food Blog" on facebook
2. Follow @Spontiphoria on twitter
3. Leave a comment on this post saying that you did the above two and mention which of your recipes on this blog is your favourite and why!

The winner will be chosen by a friend of mine through picking a name out of a hat (fun, eh?)
The deadline to enter is exactly a month from today November 23, 2011

Now on to today's recipe:

Nasi goreng. Nice spicy rice with prawn crackers and fried egg and chicken satay skewers with peanut sauce. MMMMM.. but this is a vegetarian option (with the eggs, though- but you can easily omit it!)

I made this a month ago, and have made it four times since already. It's THAT good.
And it's so simple!

3 tbsp peanut or sunflower oil
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 onion, finely chopped
2 birds-eye chilies, finely chopped and deseeded
2 garlic cloves, crushed
5cm ginger, grated
1 cup button mushrooms, chopped
200g baby corn, chopped
1 red capiscum, chopped
1 yellow capsicum, chopped
1 green capsicum, chopped
3 cups brown rice, cooked
2 tbsp oyster sauce
2 tbsp sweet chili sauce
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 spring onion, finely sliced
80g brussel sprouts

- Heat 1 tbsp of the oil in a wok and add the eggs. Swirl to coat the base of the pan. Cook until set and then remove from wok and slice into thin strips.
- Heat the remaining oil and cook the onion, chili, garlic, and ginger until fragrant and soft, around 5 minutes.
- Add the button mushrooms, baby corn, and capsicums stirring for around 10 minutes until mushroom and corn has softened.
- Next, add the rice and stir to coat. Then add the sauces, spring onion, and brussel sprouts and stir again until everything is well combined.
- Transfer to a serving dish and arrange the strips of omelette on top of the rice.
- Serve immediately.

It's THAT simple and takes around half an hour to make! It's indulgent for a simple dinner at home in front of the TV and glamorous enough (if presented nicely) for when you have guests!

Enjoy! And don't forget to take part in the giveaway contest!!


  1. Your lasagna with a side of roasted vegetables gets my vote for favorite.

  2. happy blogversary :) always love to see more vegetarian recipes - more for me to try out!!

    love your generous giveaway, thats really sweet, and i have just liked you on FB and added on twitter as well!!!!

  3. Hey sweetheart, congrats on successfully completing 2 incredible years!! Proud of you my friend. I always looks forward to your posts & you never disappoint. Sure gonna add this recipe to my ever increasing to-do list--hope I get to try it sooner than later :) In the meantime, you keep rocking!

  4. Congratulations lady! Such a huge fan of anything with peanut sauce....would kill for a nice fat bowl of this for lunch right now!

  5. I grew up in Malaysia so Nasi Goreng is one of my all time favourites, thanks so much for the recipe Sid! And congrats for keeping this beautiful blog going for two years :)

  6. Happy Birthday SE!! I have just found your blog and liked your site in FB, became also Twitter follower.

    I love your baking recipes and photos. Best i Liked your Blueberry and Mascarpone Biscuit Bites recipe. i am from Finlkand where we do have possibility to pick blueberries and always any berry recipe is welcome. Photos inspires me to bake this. Thank you! Now that I find you I am looking forward to get delicious vegetarian recipes. Cheers. Minnah

    P.S. My blueberry post.

  7. It's my first time here and I liiiike it!

    I never tried Nasi Goreng before and it looks interesting!

    Happy blogiversary! :D

  8. happy blogversary Sid! :D
    I like your blueberry and mascarpone biscuits post, I must make them soon!

  9. Happy 2nd Birthday!
    I like your Custard Cake with Maltesers!

  10. Happy Birthday! I left a little present for you on my blog:)

  11. naila naiyyar27/10/11 10:11

    liked the blog on fb and following on twitter. being an absolute chocoholic, i like ur triple chocolate party cake. all the best for ur blog and everything u do.

  12. How did I miss this???!!! Happy blog anniversary....Already like you on FB and follow you on Twitter. Hope I win!!!! My favorite recipe is the chicken wrap one :)

  13. Happy blog anniversary Sid - don't know how I missed the day. Already like you in every way possible! Love those spicy chicken pittas (that you served at the choc fest). Delish.

  14. I wanna Win!!!! Ardent follower!!!!! :)

  15. Did u announce the giveaway winner yet sidiqa. or did I miss a post!!! :-) I wanted to win this book .......

  16. Mohammed Sami Mahmoud2/9/12 22:02

    I just tried it and its amazing!! :O I replaced the 2 tbps of sweet chilli with sirarcha sauce and the oyster sauce with szechuan sauce to make it more spicy. I loved it though, you are brilliant.


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