Our Sunday meals can either be a lavish spread of dishes or a simple and easy make over from rice cooked the previous night ---- yeh, the nasi goreng/fried rice!!! For the past couple of months, I have been busy inventing my own recipes. These are mostly done on Sundays. I normally prepare one main dish plus 3-4 sides to go with our rice. My other half is not a fussy person when it comes to food and is quite adventurous in trying out new dishes. However since of late he has been giving hints that he misses fried rice more than anything else. It struck my mind that I have completely forgotten fried rice which can also be my fav too.
I had all the ingredients for what I thought would be excellent for the fried rice especially the tiny winy ikan bilis/anchovies. The preparation was minimal with chopping/slicing the garlic, shiitake mushrooms and spring onions. Next was frying the rice with the needed ingredients. This simple and tasty fried rice is great as a meal on its own. For the spicy touch, serve with slices of red chillies with some soy sauce drizzled inside.
4 cups cooked white rice
2 tbsp small white anchovies - soaked in water and drained
1/2 cup frozen green peas
2 pieces shiitake mushrooms - soaked in hot water to soften and sliced thinly
10 garlic - chopped
2-3 sprigs spring onions - sliced thinly
oil as needed
salt and pepper to taste
Add enough oil in a heated wok and break in eggs.
Scramble eggs into small pieces, remove and keep aside.
In the same wok, fry anchovies till crispy.
Remove and keep aside.
Add another 2-3 tbsp of oil in the wok and fry garlic for about 2-3 mins.
Put in rice, shiitake mushrooms as well as salt and pepper to taste.
Keep frying until all ingredients are combined in.
Lastly add frozen peas, spring onion and the scrambled eggs.
Give a good stir before removing from heat.