Thursday, December 17, 2009

Belacan Fried Rice

Sokehah Cheah | 10:19 PM | |

This is a simple fried rice recipe, perfect meal on one of those lazy days when you don't feel like cooking a big meal  ..........  Belacan Fried Rice

Cold or overnight rice is best to make fried rice, as you want the rice to be a bit dry and slightly hard.

Tossed in some egg white which was lying in the fridge

Recipe for Belacan Fried Rice

4 cups rice, preferably  a  day old or overnight
150 gm prawns
150 gm pork/chicken fillet
1 small carrot, diced
3 kaffir leaves, thinly sliced
Bird's eye chillies, chopped
1 Tbsp Maggi belacan granules
2 pips garlic, chopped
1 egg white lightly beaten
Fish Sauce/Nampla to taste

Seasoning for prawns
1/2 Tsp salt
1/2 Tsp sugar
A dash of pepper

Seasoning for meat
2 Tsp oyster sauce
1.1/2 Tsp Fish sauce
1/2 Tsp sugar
A dash of pepper

Marinate the prawns and meat with the above seasonings
for an hour or more

Loosen up the overnight/leftover rice
so that they don't clump together
Heat up the pan with 2 Tbsp oil
Toss in the lightly beaten egg white, stir fry, dish up
Saute chopped garlic with the remaining oil
till fragrant, add in belacan granules, stir-fry
Add in the seasoned meat, fry till cooked
and add in the diced carrot
Add in the rice and continue to fry and mix well
with the meat and carrots.
Toss in the seasoned prawns
Sprinkle some water to make the rice moist,
if necessary
When the rice is jumping in the pan,
it's done. 
Add fish sauce to taste and toss in the egg white
Dish out into a bowl, garnish with a sprinkling
of kiffir leaves for added aroma
Spice up with chopped bird's eye chillies


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  1. Some of these ingredients are new to me. Will have to look them up.

  2. Cheah this dish looks delicious, I love the chillies on top. Must be spicy and lovely. Loved your blog.

  3. This must be quite spicy with the belacan. I miss belacan. I have to brave the cold to cook outside if I want to eat it very badly. I hope you will just cook for me :) I have not tried belacan rice. This just sounds too good to resist. I'll probably dream of it tonight...haha

  4. I love fried rice! And this looks delicious! I've never heard of belacan granules before, what are they?

  5. I don't like white rice, but I can eat fried rice all day long! Must be because it's so well flavored!

  6. Oh wow, the shrimp look so plump in this! Such a good lookin' dish.

    I'm wondering where I can find belacan granules in Chicago... I'm going to try Asian markets!

  7. WOW! Looks so yummy and very nice clicks too :)

  8. Wow...looks yummy. How nice if I able to cook as you...

  9. Thanks for your great tips. I cant wait to try it out....

  10. Wow, belacan in fried rice! Awesome ingredient for cooking spicy food. Something that no one can ever resist!

  11. Hi
    Oh, you mean belacan granules and Fish sauce? Belacan granules are from Maggi, and normally I buy fish sauce from Thailand.

    Thanks. The chillies give the extra Oomph!

    The aroma from belacan granules is not so pungent as belacan paste, but it's tasty. It's not spicy, the bird's eye chillies provide the 'hot' flavour.

    5 Star Foodie
    The belacan granules are from Maggi, the company making Maggi mee, Maggi chilli sauce, tomato sauce. They're just like chicken granules, but the ingredient is belacan, a shrimp paste.

    Yes this fried rice is very tasty with belacan and fish sauce.

    Yes, maybe you can hunt for it in the Asian grocers.

    Thanks, Ann!

    Yes, yummy, I'm sure you can cook well too!

    I'm sure you'll like it.

    Yes, simple and tasty.

    Belacan sure is a good combination with a lot of dishes.

  12. looks good! i make a thai version too :)

  13. Hi
    3 hungry tummies
    Yes it's tasty, more or less like Thai style.

  14. hi..first time coming here.. now i know that fried rice can be cooked with belacan too..good idea.. i loved to take fried rice , normally i just put lots of chopped garlic..

  15. Hi
    Appreciate that you drop by my blog. Yes, fried rice with belacan granules is tasty, something like the kampong fried rice.



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