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Indonesian Fried Rice
with peanuts / green beans / fried egg

Active: 40 min Total: 40 min
This Indonesian-inspired fried rice is elevated with the flavors of ginger, garlic, honey, and lime juice. Peanuts stirred in at the end give it a nice crunch. It was a meal that got high reviews back when we first featured it in 2018.


Indonesian Fried Rice:
  • Green beans - 1 lb , chopped into 1” / 2.5 cm pieces
  • Bell peppers, red - 1 , diced
  • Jalapeno (opt) - 1 , diced
  • Ginger - 1 Tbsp , grated
  • Garlic - 2 cloves , chopped
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium - 2 Tbsp
  • Vinegar, rice - 2 tsp
  • Oil, toasted sesame - 2 tsp
  • Honey - 1 tsp
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp + 1 Tbsp
  • Cooked rice (leftover from Monday) - ~2 cups
  • Eggs - 4
  • Lime juice - 1 tsp
  • Peanuts, roasted and unsalted - 1/4 cup
  • Hot sauce (opt) - for serving


  1. Green beans / Bell peppers / Jalapenos / Ginger / Garlic - Prep as directed. Combine green beans and bell peppers in one container. Store jalapenos, ginger, and garlic in another container. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Make stir-fry sauce - Combine jalapenos, ginger, garlic, soy sauce, vinegar, toasted sesame oil, and honey. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

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  1. Heat a wok over medium-high heat. Add first part of cooking oil and then green beans and bell peppers to heated oil. Saute until beans start to darken and char in spots. Add stir-fry sauce to the pan and cover with a lid or foil. Steam beans and peppers, covered, until tender, 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Remove cover and stir in rice. Toss everything together and cook for 1 minute more.
  3. Remove rice from heat and cover to keep warm.
  4. Heat a nonstick pan with second part of cooking oil over medium heat. Crack eggs into heated oil. Cook eggs on one side for sunny-side up or flip and cook on both sides.
  5. Stir lime juice and peanuts into fried rice.
  6. Serve eggs over fried rice with some hot sauce on top if you’d like. Enjoy!



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