Thursday, January 12, 2012

Spicy Seafood Fried Rice

By now you would have got used to my standard opening when its comes to fried rice. Those common words that I normally tend to go for when posting  fried rice recipes are like "Leftover Cooked Rice", "Time Factor", "Easy Preasy", "Nothing Very Complicated". Well, besides these standard words I use, for those of you who have been following my recipes especially the fried rice recipes, a little change was done for this version, that is frying the blended/grounded dried red chillies together with the rest of the ingredients. Therefore, I gave way to serving sliced chillies as a dipping sauce to be paired with the fried rice which I used to do for some of the fried rice recipes. We have over the top liking for spicy food and thus the amount of chillies as stated may get to you, so do adjust as per your own preference and taste.  Seafood here is referred to prawns and squids but you can combine in some sliced fish cakes and fish balls as well.

4 cups cooked white rice
10 prawns - remove shells, de-vein and chopped into 4 to 5 pieces
1 medium size squired - cleaned and sliced thinly
1 1/2 tbsp blended/grounded dried red chillies (or as needed)
5 shallots - sliced thinly
5 garlic - chopped
1 1/2 cup lettuce leaves - shredded (any type of lettuce leaves will do)
1 tsp roasted belacan/shrimp powder (optional)
2 stalks of spring onions -sliced thinly
4 tbsp oil
salt to taste

When oil is heated, saute the shallots and garlic for about 1-2 mins.
Add chillies and belacan powder.
Continue frying and stirring until the aroma arises and at the same time, the oil starts to float.
Add in the prawns and squid and keep frying till both are cooked.
Put in the rice and salt to taste.
Keep frying for another 3-4 mins to combine all the ingredients together.
Lastly add lettuce leaves and spring onions.
Give a good stir before removing from heat.

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  1. That why I love to add chilli/ spicy to spice up my fried rice!! ;)

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  2. The ground chilies and the shrimp powder, no doubt adds a special flavor to this dish. I have never seen shrimp powder, but now it does have my interest.
    Thanks for sharing this seafood rice dish, most of what I have is cajun so it is nice to have an alternate cuisine when it comes to seafood and rice. Great post.

  3. alamak...tengah kebulura ni. Haven't have dinner yet....

  4. Looks great, as always! :) I adore seafood with spices, and who can resist a good plate of fried rice. If only my wife liked seafood other than salmon...

  5. even a simple fried rice is not so simple to cook :)

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  6. Nava your Rice looks delicious and appetising. I have a weakness for fried rice and yours look mouthwatering. And your picture is wonderful as always.

  7. Mu daughter perks up when I say I am giving fried rice for her lunch. For some reason she does not eat prawns.Wow! You have added shrimp powder to enhance the flavor.

  8. This sounds delicious! We like to eat on the spicy side also - can't wait to try this!

  9. That looks so delish! I miss belachan. Can't find any here in Orlando :D I love spicy foods and this fried rice is what I am hoping for lunch today!!

  10. awhhhhhh l love spicy friend rice, you're fried rice is tempting!

  11. That looks just amazing (I just bookmarked the recipe). I'm not sure I've ever had spicy fried rice, but it seems like a perfect idea!

  12. I bet this is fabulous!!! I think even hubby would eat this if I toned down the spices in his portion :)

  13. delicious looking fried rice looks wonderful

  14. Yum! How did you manage to make a fried rice look so amazing in photos?! The recipe sounds delicious!

  15. Nava! This looks fabulous! I love nothing better than a warm bowl of rice. But I especially love the addition of shrimp (prawns) and your chiles! I've never had 'spicy' fried rice before. But I love spicy, too....and so I'm willing to give this a try! : )

  16. This looks amazing! I'd have to skip the prawns, but this is my kind of rice, Nava!

  17. yes...i cook fried rice very often. and easy.

  18. Thank you so much everyone for all the comments and feedback. We are all in for rice and you know esp for me. What better to do with the balance then fried rice.

  19. As you now I'm Big fan of rice,so anything with it I always enjoy them :)

  20. Amazingly flavorful! Wish I could have some.

  21. This reminds me of a fried rice dish we had in Bali for breakfast when we visited years ago - love spicy fried rice!

  22. This rice looks great!! Love that you made it spicy too!


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