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Malaysian Fried Rice Recipes

Updated on August 24, 2020
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Malaysian Fried Rice

A touch of Asian delicacy
A touch of Asian delicacy | Source

Malaysian Staple Food

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.

What Makes Fried Rice So Tasty

Type of sauces used for Fried Rice

  1. For those who prefer spicy dishes, you could add in spicy sauce such as sambal (shrimp paste) to enhance the fried rice spicy flavor.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

2 Secrets to Awesome Fried Rice

* Always use left-over, cold white rice. The rice will firm up, turn bit dry and brittle, loose rice taste better than sticky fried rice.

* Use a wide skillet or a wide wok to induce the "smoky" aroma in the ingredient that blends well with the cold rice.

Basic Ingredients for 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 )
  • fishcakes
  • Vegetarian food ( meatball )

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1. Tuna and Luncheon Meat Fried Rice

Simply delicious combination of tuna and luncheon meat
Simply delicious combination of tuna and luncheon meat | Source

Basic ingredients

luncheon meat cut into cubes
luncheon meat cut into cubes | Source
flakes of tuna
flakes of tuna | Source
Carrot sticks, chopped garlic and long beans
Carrot sticks, chopped garlic and long beans | Source
White rice, this is the main star in Fried Rice recipes
White rice, this is the main star in Fried Rice recipes | Source

Types of Tuna in a Can

Canned tuna comes in various of flavor. I prefer tuna flakes soak in spring water which gives the fresh tuna flavor which blends well with Fried Rice, sandwiches and pasta recipes.

Otherwise, you could opt for Tuna with light mayonnaise or Chilli paste for spicy lovers.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: 4 people


  • 400g cold rice, (overnight rice)
  • 150g tuna flakes, (slice/dice)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1stem spring onion, (chopped)
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 stick carrot, peeled and sliced
  • a couple long / snake beans, chopped
  • 1/2 can luncheon meat (SPAM), cubes

Seasoning Ingredients


  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp monosodium glutamate (optional)
  • 1/2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • a few dash of pepper powder


  1. Heat up with 1tbsp oil. Stir fry garlic, carrots and snake beans until aromatic.
  2. Add in cold rice and seasoning except soy sauce. Keep stirring until almost dry.
  3. Pour in beaten egg in circle over the rice. Keep stirring.
  4. Add in tuna flakes and cubes of luncheon meats into the rice, toss and turn to spread out the tuna
  5. Add in soy sauce and spring onion.
  6. Stir for a couple of minutes. Serve hot.

2. Mixed Vegetables Fried Rice with Prawns

Mixed vegetables such as carrots, green peas or long beans and corn kernels are nutritious for kids
Mixed vegetables such as carrots, green peas or long beans and corn kernels are nutritious for kids | Source

Mixed Vegetables

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.



  • 400g cold rice (overnight rice)
  • 150g medium prawns (remove shells, marinade with a little salt)
  • 1egg (beaten)
  • 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


  1. Heat up wok with 1tbsp oil. Fry garlic with mix vegetables.
  2. Add in prawns. Don't overcook them.
  3. Pour in cold rice and seasoning except soy sauce & black sauce. Keep stirring.
  4. Pour in beaten egg making a circle around the rice. Keep stirring.
  5. Add in both sauce, spring onion and fried shallots.
  6. Stir for a while. Serve hot.

3. Sambal ( Prawn Paste Spicy ) Fried Rice

Sambal Fried Rice
Sambal Fried Rice | Source

What is Sambal?

Sambal is deprived from the Malay word which means spicy shrimp paste. It is grind with dried shrimp, dried red chillies, prawn paste, shallots, garlic and ginger.

Homemade Sambal Video



  • 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


  1. Heat up wok with 1tbsp oil. Fry shallots and garlic until fragrant.
  2. Add in chicken meat and prawns. Stir fry until aromatic.
  3. Pour in beaten egg slowly. Continue to stir-fry.
  4. Add in cold rice, mix vegetables, red chillies and sambal.
  5. Keep stirring until all combined and fragrant.
  6. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Sprinkle spring onion and fried shallots on top. Serve hot.

4. Pattaya Fried Rice ( Egg Wrapped Fried Rice )

Egg wrapped up fried rice
Egg wrapped up fried rice | Source

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Fun Facts

Pattaya is actually a popular beach resort in Thailand but this recipe origin is from MALAYSIA .

Nasi Goreng Pattaya is fondly loved by Malaysian rather than in Thailand.



  • 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

Egg Skin

  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 1 tsp cornstarch


  1. To make egg skin, combine egg and cornstarch together. Beat well.
  2. Heat up frying pan with a little oil.
  3. Pour in egg mixture letting it spread around the pan like a pancake.
  4. Cook until golden brown both sides. Remove and set aside.
  5. Heat up 2tbsp oil. Pour in beaten egg slowly and stir fry to form into fluffy.
  6. Add in prawns, fishcake, chicken meat and seasoning.
  7. Stir fry until aromatic.
  8. Add in cooked rice and mixed vegetables.
  9. Keep stirring until slightly dry.
  10. Place egg skin into a bowl. Pour the rice on top. Wrap it up nicely.
  11. Overturn the bowl into a plate. Spread chill sauce on top. Serve hot.

5. Fried Brown rice with nuts

Fried Brown rice with nuts for vegetarians
Fried Brown rice with nuts for vegetarians | Source

Fun Facts

The fiber found in brown rice had proven to help lower blood cholesterol

it is gluten free and has a lower glycemic index than white rice.



  • 150g brown rice
  • 1egg (beaten)
  • 30g medlar seeds (soaked)-optional
  • Cashew nuts (roasted ) or Gingko nuts or roasted peanuts
  • 6 baby sweet corn / corn cobs (diced)
  • 200ml water


  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp light soy sauce (for later use)
  • 1/2 tsp chicken stock / cube / granules


  1. Wash brown rice. Pour in 200ml water. Cook until done.
  2. Remove rice and leave it to cool.
  3. Heat up 3tbsp oil in wok.
  4. Pour in beaten egg slowly, stir fry quickly to form into fluffly.
  5. Add in diced corn cobs, seasoning and cooked brown rice.
  6. Stir constantly until well combined.
  7. Lastly, add soy sauce and medlar seeds and nuts.
  8. Stir fry until rice aromatic. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 4 people
Calories 333
Calories from Fat108
% Daily Value *
Fat 12 g18%
Saturated fat 3 g15%
Unsaturated fat 5 g
Carbohydrates 42 g14%
Sugar 1 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 12 g24%
Cholesterol 100 mg33%
* 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.

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    • peachpurple profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks thelma, i think asians fried rice comes in versatile taste

    • Thelma Alberts profile image

      Thelma Alberts 

      5 years ago from Germany and Philippines

      Those look delicious. I love fried rice and that´s what I mostly do when I have leftover rice. I have not tried making fried rice with nuts, sultanas or raisins. Thanks for sharing the recipes.

    • peachpurple profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks for reading my hub. Joey rice sounds unique. Could you make a hub about Joey Rice? Thanks

    • Tall Clovers profile image

      T Clovers 

      7 years ago from Southern California

      I love home made fried rice. My oldest son loved it so much, I named it Joey Rice. Now it's well known in our family. I'm definitely going to try your recipes.

    • peachpurple profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      yes, i do like fried rice especially the tuna.

    • Vacation Trip profile image


      7 years ago from India

      Wow.. Good collection of easy to make recipes. All are looking very delicious and mouth watering.

    • peachpurple profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks for reading. Hope that you will enjoy the fried rice and let me know yr comments, k?

    • Mitch Alan profile image

      Mitch Alan 

      7 years ago from South Jersey

      We will be trying some (or all) of these on our new wok. Nice, informative Hub.

    • peachpurple profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Home Sweet Home


      You will surely fall in love with these fried rice recipes. Easy to cook and save all the hassle of preparing side dishes.

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      Katia De Juan 

      7 years ago from London, UK

      Oh my! These recipes look delicious! I can't wait to try all of them!! Thanks for sharing this awesome recipes. :)

    • Peter Geekie profile image

      Peter Geekie 

      8 years ago from Sittingbourne

      Dear Peachpurple - Thanks for your answer - I can create complex pharmaceutical and industrial compounds but can barely boil an egg. My beautiful wife is the talented chef in the household and she spolis me with wonderful cooking.

      Kind regards Peter

    • peachpurple profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @peter geekie

      Thanks for reading my hub. Glad to know someone who love Malaysian food. Do you cook on your own or eat outside all the time?

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      Peter Geekie 

      8 years ago from Sittingbourne

      Dear Peachpurple - Excellent recipes I love Malaysian food. Keep it up

      Kind regards Peter

    • peachpurple profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thank you!!

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      9 years ago

      I love rice! Yummmy! Now I have more variety recipes for cooking. Thank you for sharing peachpurple! Voting up and useful!


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