If you’re looking for a super easy dish to try, this bihun goreng kampung or village-style fried rice vermicelli should be on your list! With just a few ingredients, this can be ready in less than 30 minutes. Be sure to double or triple the quantity to feed a crowd.
It’s the time for hometown food, y’all! I grew up in Indonesia and let’s say that food there is awesome! You can find food carts as early as 4 am to as late as 1 am. Basically, you cannot go hungry in Indonesia.
The dish I’m going to show you is a portion of typical breakfast food. Yes, we love carbs. Imagine having pasta for breakfast… yeap, that’s us. Don’t be surprised if you come to Indonesia (or Bali) and they serve you a plate of fried rice, noodles, or other starchy food as early as 5.30 am.
What is Bihun Goreng Kampung
Similar to fried rice or nasi goreng kampung, this village-style fried rice vermicelli is an easy way to enjoy rice vermicelli or rice noodles. Quite possibly the easiest and simplest way. Bihun goreng kampung is usually served over coconut rice and with a side of vegetable fritters and peanut sauce. I’m not kidding when I say we love carbs! And spicy sauce…even for breakfast.
But, why a village-style version? I’m guessing because it’s so simple with only a few ingredients to cook which you can also skip.
The ingredients for Bihun Goreng Kampung
- Rice vermicelli. Also known as rice noodles, you can find this on the Asian food aisle
- Cabbage, eggs. You can also skip this
- Shallot, garlic. Both shallot and garlic will complement one another in flavors
- Soy sauce, sweet soy sauce, salt.
For extra flavor, serve this bihun goreng kampung with a sprinkle of fried shallot and Indonesian cucumber pickle
Can I add extra ingredients to this dish?
Absolutely! This bihun goreng is also another version of clean-your-fridge dish. So, you can add chicken, tofu, or even carrots to this dish.
Bihun Goreng kampung (Fried Rice Vermicelli)
- Heat oil over high heat in a wok. Add shallots and garlic, then sautee until it begins to brown slightly.
- Add eggs to the wok and scramble it.
- Add cabbage, rice vermicelli, soy sauce, sweet soy sauce, and salt. Toss for about 3 or 4 minutes, add more flavors if needed then remove from heat.