5 Easy Malaysian Fried Rice Recipes
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Why do people eat Fried Rice?
Malaysia has a melting pot culture from different races. Hence, it is no wonder that Malaysia has a wide variety of staple food which are commonly eaten anytime of the day.
The most common and popular food with Malaysians is Nasi Goreng which literally means Fried Rice.
It is usually a combination of overnight cold rice stir fried with basic ingredients such as vegetables, meat or seafood and various sauces or paste to enhance different flavors.
Although Fried Rice is usually eaten for lunch and dinner, some Malay and Chinese families have it in the morning for breakfast.
Consuming Fried Rice in the morning makes one stomach feel fuller which could sometimes last till tea time or lunch time.
Fried Rice is full of carbohydrates and provides a great source energy for people who uses manual strength during work. Some may find it too heavy for breakfast while other families must have it almost everyday similarly to Western people have toast bread for breakfast.
How to prepare Fried Rice?
Fried rice is a wholesome meal by itself. Some people may use overnight white rice or brown rice.
You can add in all sorts of ingredients into the wok mixing together while frying the overnight rice.
Anything that you can find in your refrigerator, for example;
- meat (pork, beef, chicken, turkey, ham , mutton )
- prawns (shrimps, squids, scallops )
- anchovies ( tuna, mackerel in canned )
- mix vegetables or green leaf vegetables ( cabbage, mustard greens, bean sprouts )
- Vegetarian food ( meatball )
Type of sauces used for Fried Rice
- For those who prefer spicy dishes, you could add in spicy sauce such as sambal (shrimp paste) to enhance the fried rice spicy flavor.
- If you want something healthier, open up a can of tuna and toss them into the fried rice for more Omega3 nutrients, swirl in a little light soy sauce and dash of pepper to enhance the flavor.
- Tom Yum paste is popular among the local Malays as they are less spicy than sambal paste. It has the euthentic taste of lemon grass with chilli bean paste aka Thai sauce.
Below are some Fried Rice recipes from different races; Malay, Chinese, Vegetarian and Indian.
1) Roast Pork Belly Fried Rice
- 400g cold rice, (overnight rice)
- 150g roast pork belly, (slice/dice)
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1stem spring onion, (chopped)
- 1/2 tbsp garlic, chopped
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp monosodium glutamate (optional)
1/2 tbsp light soy sauce
a few dash of pepper powder
- Heat up with 1tbsp oil. Stir fry garlic and roast pork until aromatic.
- Add in cold rice and seasoning except soy sauce. Keep stirring until almost dry.
- Pour in beaten egg in circle over the rice. Keep stirring.
- Add in soy sauce and spring onion.
- Stir for a couple of minutes. Serve hot.
I prefer to buy fresh pork belly from the wet market to fry my homemade Five Spiced Roast Pork Belly.
However, I don't get fresh pork all the time as the market is located far from my residential area.
Hence, buying BACON online is very convenient and it is gluten FREE!
It comes in 72 slices , fully cooked and fresh! I used this bacon for sandwiches , Fried Rice, Ramen Noodles and homemade American Breakfast with baked beans.
This bacon comes in a pack, neatly arranged, less fats, tasty and easily cook without oil if you use frying pan or even microwave oven.
Once, I was so lazy that I even sandwich the bacon into two sices of bread, toast them in the sandwich maker and it came out cooked!
Can't buy Pork Belly? Buy BACON!
Mixed Vegetables Fried Rice with Prawns
400g cold rice (overnight rice)
150g medium prawns (remove shells, marinade with a little salt)
3 cloves shallots (sliced and fried)
1/2 tbsp chopped garlic
1 stem spring onion (chopped)
1/2 cup mix vegetables (peas, carrot, corn)
1/2 tsp salt
a few dash pepper powder
1/2 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp black sauce
- Heat up wok with 1tbsp oil. Fry garlic with mix vegetables.
- Add in prawns. Don't overcook them.
- Pour in cold rice and seasoning except soy sauce & black sauce. Keep stirring.
- Pour in beaten egg making a circle around the rice. Keep stirring.
- Add in both sauce, spring onion and fried shallots.
- Stir for a while. Serve hot.
Mixed vegetables are packed with different healthy ingredients for any simple dish. It is usually a combination of cubes of carrots, corn kernels and green peas.
You can either buy them online, cheap, fresh and you could use them for several dishes, worth the price.
Buy packed Mixed Vegetables
Sambal Fried Rice ( Indian Style )
Buy Sambal online
400g cold rice
50g shelled prawns
50g chicken meat (diced)
2 eggs (beaten)
50g mixed vegetables
1 shallot (sliced)
2 cloves garlic (chopped)
3 tbsp sambal ( shrimp paste )
1 red chilli (chopped)
2 stems spring onion (chopped)
3 tbsp fried shallots
- Heat up wok with 1tbsp oil. Fry shallots and garlic until fragrant.
- Add in chicken meat and prawns. Stir fry until aromatic.
- Pour in beaten egg slowly. Continue to stir-fry.
- Add in cold rice, mix vegetables, red chillies and sambal.
- Keep stirring until all combined and fragrant.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Sprinkle spring onion and fried shallots on top. Serve hot.
Pattaya Fried Rice ( Malay Style )
300g cooked rice
50g shelled prawns
3 stalks filament stick or fishcake (cubed)
50g fish fillet or chicken meat
2 tbsp mixed vegetables
2 eggs (beaten)
1/2 tbsp oyster sauce
1/2 tbsp fish sauce (optional)
1 tbsp TOM YAM paste
1/2 tsp chilli powder
2 eggs (beaten)
1 tsp cornstarch
- To make egg skin, combine egg and cornstarch together. Beat well.
- Heat up frying pan with a little oil.
- Pour in egg mixture letting it spread around the pan like a pancake.
- Cook until golden brown both sides. Remove and set aside.
- Heat up 2tbsp oil. Pour in beaten egg slowly and stir fry to form into fluffly.
- Add in prawns, fishcake, chicken meat and seasoning.
- Stir fry until aromatic.
- Add in cooked rice and mixed vegetables.
- Keep stirring until slightly dry.
- Place egg skin into a bowl. Pour the rice on top. Wrap it up nicely.
- Overturn the bowl into a plate. Spread chill sauce on top. Serve hot.
Buy Tom Yum Paste
Fried Brown rice with nuts
150g brown rice
30g medlar seeds (soaked)-optional
Cashew nuts (roasted ) or Gingko nuts or roasted peanuts
6 baby sweet corn / corn cobs (diced)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp light soy sauce (for later use)
1/2 tsp chicken stock / cube / granules
- Wash brown rice. Pour in 200ml water. Cook until done.
- Remove rice and leave it to cool.
- Heat up 3tbsp oil in wok.
- Pour in beaten egg slowly, stir fry quickly to form into fluffly.
- Add in diced corn cobs, seasoning and cooked brown rice.
- Stir constantly until well combined.
- Lastly, add soy sauce and medlar seeds and nuts.
- Stir fry until rice aromatic. Serve hot.
|Serving size: 4 people|
|Calories from Fat||108|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 12 g||18%|
|Saturated fat 3 g||15%|
|Unsaturated fat 5 g|
|Carbohydrates 42 g||14%|
|Sugar 1 g|
|Fiber 2 g||8%|
|Protein 12 g||24%|
|Cholesterol 100 mg||33%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
Malaysia Nasi Lemak ( Coconut Milk Rice )
More Malaysian Style Recipes:
- Malaysia Common Food: Nasi Lemak Recipe
Nasi Lemak is also known as Coconut milk Rice in overseas. Many people in Asian countries love to eat nasi lemak in the morning for heavy breakfast or lunch. The secret to this recipe that makes it famous all over the world is the spicy sambal.
- Asian Delight: Kung Pao Chicken Recipe
Try my homemade Kung Pao Chicken for its' mild spicy, sweet and tasty chicken dish mix with firm tofu. Quick and easy dinner meal for small family, savory and authentic flavor
- A Malaysian Style Burger Recipe
Malaysian Burgers are street burgers, better than McD or KFC. They are cheaper, easy to prepare and tasty. RAMLI burger is the best burger in town with different flavor; beef, chicken or mutton
- Stir Fry Noodles- Malaysian Style
Stir fried instant noodles, also known as Fried Maggie mee is a popular meal to prepare at home and you can order it at any Mamak restaurant. Kids and adults love this dish , better than Fried noodles
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