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Fried Rice

If you have suddenly developed a 'mental block' and can't think of anything else to cook ....... good old 'Fried Rice' is your saviour.  A perfect and delectable one-course meal, wholesome and most reliable!

Quick and easy to prepare and it's best done with left over rice ....... nothing goes to waste!

  • 1/2 cup Taj Mahal rice
  • 1.3/4 cups water
  • 120 gm pork fillet
  • 100 gm french beans - diced
  • 100 gm prawns
  • 50 gm anchovies - washed and drained
  • 2 eggs
  • Dark, light soya sauce and salt to taste
  • Red chilly for garnishing
Seasoning for prawns
  • 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tsp sugar and a dash of pepper
Seasoning for pork fillet
  • 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tsp each of oyster sauce, dark soya sauce and sugar, dash of pepper.
  1. The rice was cooked a day before and refrigerated.  Alternatively you can cook the rice early and fry it for dinner.
  2. Heat up a non-stick pan with 1 tbsp of oil and lightly fry the anchovies till slightly  brown.  Dish out, drain and set aside.
  3. Add in some oil, scramble the eggs with some salt, dish out and set aside.
  4. Add more oil if necessary, stir-fry the pork fillet till cooked through.  Toss in the loosened rice, add in some dark soya sauce, mix well.
  5. Mix in the diced french beans, sprinkle in some water if necessary if the rice is dry.
  6. Toss in the seasoned prawns, mix well.
  7. Add salt, light soya sauce to taste, turn off heat, mix in the scrambled egg, dish out on serving plate.
  8. Garnish with chopped red chilly and fried anchovies.
  9. Serve hot.


  1. I haven't made any stir-fried rice for a while...yours looks so yummy!

  2. Fried rice is our go to mid week dish.

  3. I think fried rice is god send indeed! Your fried rice looks fabulous with the crispy ikan bilis!

  4. Looks good! Love the fried anchovies!

  5. Fried rice! I make almost 3 times a week.... try to use up the leftover rice and it's fast to cook. haha.... Hope you're enjoying the evening.
    Regards, Kristy

  6. Angie, penny, 3 hungry tummies, Jeannie, Kristy and Shirley ... Thanks for compliments on this simple dish!

  7. this. I think I badly need this...just so lazy to cook anything. Still suffering from jet lag. Mental block too...haha. I always love to add thinly sliced green beans to fried rice, too.

  8. Yes Cheah, whenever my mind is blank, I'll fry rice with any ingredients I've in the fridge.


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