Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Nasi Goreng Belacan Udang (Shrimp Paste And Prawn Fried Rice)

Akin most Asians, we are also big rice eaters. Nevertheless, we try not to start our day with rice, though sometimes we can't help resisting nasi lemak (nasi lemak prawn sambal and vegetarian mutton rendang nasi lemak), lunch of course must be rice and I still need rice for dinner (Nasi Goren Belacan Ikan Bilis and Fish Ball& Cabbage Fried Rice). Since of late, slowly, I have switched to Basmati rice (Mango Sticky Rice, Pulao Rice & Chinese Fried Rice), supposedly healthier, perfumely, grainy and less starch, Basmati rice no doubt is somewhat pricey. Then again, I rather pay for quality ingredients instead of at doctors, which by far, is not cheap anymore (Kampung Fried Rice & Nasi Dagang). Cough and cold, at least RM70.00 and more. Believe me. Well and good, if your company is generous with medical coverage, these days companies only believe in working us to death, but when it comes to medical perks, they throw peanuts.

Never mind, I guess we should learn how to cover our back by not only spending on quality ingredients, but by being prudent. Value left over cooked rice, waste not what not, convert cooked rice into fried rice. This Nasi Goreng Belacan Udang (Shrimp Paste And Prawn Fried Rice) will pop wake up your tastebuds. Belacan (Kangkung BelacanLam Mee Sambal Belacan, Sambal Petai Ikan Bilis & Sambal Belacan Bawang Merah), is just so awesome for our Malaysian savory dishes, this fried rice also highlights prawns (Prawn Devil Curry, Prawn Chinese Cabbage Stir Fried & Prawn Mee), kailan and chilli paste, and nothing should stop you from teaming it with wobbly fried egg (Egg Rasam & Egg Sodhi).

3 cups cooked rice
10-15 medium size prawns - de-vein and leave the tail on
A bunch of kai-lan/Chinese kale (about 100g) - sliced 
4 tbsp oil
Salt for taste (use sparingly)
For the chilli paste
4-5 red chillies
1/2 inch roasted belacan/shrimp paste
4 shallots
5 garlic

Fry chilli paste in heated oil till aromatic.
Add prawns and fry till pinkish. 
Add rice and salt. 
Stir to combine all the ingredients.
Lastly add kai-lan and stir again before removing from heat. 
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  1. Like a typical asian , i love eating rice too..
    I can make it with vegies..
    Keep in touch,

  2. wowww...I will always love nasi goreng! yours is so colorful and appetizing!
    yes I think basmathi is the most suitable rice to make nasi goreng besides that we do not have to worry if we were over-consumption it hehe..

  3. please pass on that plate... looks delicious...

  4. i have heard abt this but never tried on my own. must try soon. urs is too tempting !

    1. If you want to try it, you may get the belacan from an online store which is selling Penang Specialties called Memento Hovel.
      I got it from there either powder form or the block type..
      Both is also very tasty after tried..

  5. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.comSeptember 18, 2013 at 9:36 PM

    Kai lan fried rice is my favourite. However, I have never tried adding belacan. Will give this a try :)

  6. wow this must be very aromatic :) so tempting

  7. Nava, I am hungry now. delicious rice

  8. I love eating fact, like any other Bengali, I can't do without it. I like belacan a lot and love it added to rice with Asian flavour. Nasi goreng is one of my favourite Asian dishes. When we visited Langkawi this year, we had nasi goreng every day! This sopicy rice dish is just perfect for me!!

  9. Looks delicious.I love rice, but have to keep check due to weight issues.

  10. oh...Such a yummy luking rice...iam dying here...

  11. this is sure a wonderful combination with fish paste the flavor and taste is sure to enhance

  12. Hi Nava, your fried rice sure look inviting and awesome. I don't mind to have 2 plates, please. :)) I must have rice at least once a day or else feel giddy.

    Have a nice day.

  13. Very tempting clicks..looks fabulous...

  14. My huby loves this . He likes with loads if dried shrimps.

  15. very flavourful and tempting Nava, Wish I could grab them right from here. love the beautiful colors...

  16. You have presented a beautiful dish with such great flavors. Delicious post.

  17. Wonderful colours and flavours in your dish! Wow, I'd simply love to dig in...!!

  18. lip smacking delicious fried rice...can have this by the pan-full...delish :-)

  19. looks wonderful Nava ! I miss eating prawns and prawn fried rice looks very tempting !

  20. I am also a 'big rice eater'! Need to have it for either lunch or dinner!

  21. looks delicious navneet..and sad to knw abt ur student dear :(
    take care of urself

    my recent one :

  22. Sheer torture to put up such drool worthy pics...loved it

  23. Delicious recipe, I could practically taste it in my mouth. Must try this one day!

  24. Ohff u make me hungry :)The fried rice looks inviting.Shrimp paste should make the dish really yummy.

  25. I never had enough fried rice, I'am big fan, I never use belacan in it,sound very tasty, I hope I can find belacan in Asian store here,can wait to try !

  26. Looks wonderful Nava. Got the perfect colour for the dish

    On-going event: Healthy Breakfast

  27. I was a big eater of rice but from last few years I have introduced few other grains in my diet. But rice is my first preference if I have a choice. This spicy rice dish look so inviting.

  28. You said it Nava! The days I don't eat rice at least once, I don't feel satisfied and actually start craving for it. And nothing like fried rice. I do it all the time with leftover rice and different combinations. I have to try it with belacan though after reading your post. Your's looks better than any restaurant fried rice.

  29. Wow this is one of my favorite fried rice. Adding kailan makes the rice very colorful. Lovely :)

  30. Yummy! Never thought of belacan fried rice at home though:P


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