Thursday, January 12, 2012

Malaysian Fried Rice

Fried Rice. Yes everyone. Fried rice in need when the mind can't compute what should be the dish for the day. Fried Rice. I think I have already repeated myself, the anything goes dish? Anything literally (Kampung Fried Rice, Chinese Fried Rice & Lamb Fried Rice). Unless you have up your sleeve a specific need for a specific fried rice like Tom Yum Prawn Fried Rice? Other than that, what is there for me to say? We have already spoken in great length before right? Of course. I know I have fumbled with picturing, maybe not really obviously, then again why bother when taste is our concern right? Malaysian Fried Rice. The Malaysian heavenly promising tastes (Malaysian Lamb Stew, Malaysian Char Kway Teow, Malaysian Gado Gado, Nasi Dagang & Malaysian Fried Mee) and belacan, of course, of course. Me and my love for belacan (Belacan Fried Rice) and the rest of the ingredients listed below. 

3cups cooked white rice
10 prawns - remove shells, de-vein and chopped into 4 to 5 pieces
1 medium size squid - sliced thinly
1 tbsp dried chilli paste
5 shallots - sliced thinly
5 garlic - chopped
1 1/2 cup lettuce leaves - shredded (or other leafy green veggie)
1 tsp roasted belacan/shrimp powder (optional)
2 stalks spring onion -sliced thinly
4 tbsp oil
Salt for taste

When oil is heated, saute shallots and garlic.
Add chillies and belacan powder.
Stir and cook till aromatic and oil splits.
Add prawns and squid and continue to stir for another 2 minutes.
Put in rice and season with salt.
Stir all in over high heat.
Add lettuce leaves and spring onion..
Give a good stir before removing from heat.


  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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