Saturday, 22 June 2013

Nonya Fried Rice (MFF Penang)


I cannot resist fried rice. But this time I did. I cooked the Nonya Fried Rice for my family and only had a small mouthful to taste for seasoning. But before you say "Way to go, PH!", I have to confess that I later ate a piece of cheesecake. LOL!



When I saw this Nonya Fried Rice recipe in Nonya Flavours, I just had to try it. It is a little bit different from my grandma's version because grandma pounds the dried prawns with shallots, garlic and chilli. This recipe however calls for only the dried prawns to be pounded and sauteed with sliced shallots and minced garlic. I found it just as good and this is one of my favorite fried rice recipes.










Nonya Fried Rice
Recipe source : Nonya Flavours (page 162)

Ingredients :
- 2 tbsp cooking oil
- 3 eggs lightly beaten

- 6 tbsp cooking oil
- 40g (4) shallots, sliced
- 20g (2 cloves) garlic, chopped
- 50g dried prawns, soaked and pounded
- 150g prawns, shelled and diced
- 10g (2) dried shitake mushrooms, soaked and diced
- 1 tbsp chilli boh, or to taste
- 450g (4 cups) overnight cooked rice

Seasonings :
- 1 tbsp light soya sauce
- 1 tbsp oyster sauce
- 1/4 tsp salt or to taste
- 1/8 tsp pepper or to taste
- 1/8 tsp dark soya sauce (for color)

Garnish :
- 2 stalks spring onions, sliced
- 2 tbsp shallot crisps

Method :
1. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a wok, swirling to coat the sides and bottom well.
2. Pour in beaten eggs, swirling to coat the bottom in the widest circle.
3. Fry the eggs until cooked, turning over once.
4. Shred the omelette with the wok turner, dish out and set aside.
5. Reheat the wok and add 6 tbsp oil to saute the shallots and garlic until fragrant.
6. Add dried prawns and stir fry until aromatic and sizzling.
7. Add prawns, mushrooms and chilli paste. Stir fry for a minute or until aromatic.
8. Stir in the cooked rice and mix well with the seasonings.
9. Return the shredded omelette to the wok and mix well.
10. Dish onto plates and garnish with spring onions and shallot crisps. Serve hot.



I am submitting this post to Malaysian Food Fest Penang Month hosted by Alan of Travellingfoodies.

48 comments:

  1. Can never go wrong with prawns. Sure to be nice!

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    1. It was good, next time I will gave a whole plate!

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  2. Ooi! Phong Hong nampok sedaknya tengok buak aku gasa lapor boleh making dua pingan mesti ada sambal belachan peda peda lagi sedak syiok syoik makang sampai tok boleh jalan .Lain kali nok masok apa lagi?gajen mu ni!

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    1. EE, this is like Mah-Mah's fried rice. Banyak sedap!

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  3. I could not resist fried rice too. I think fried rice is the most easiest to cook; just add in whatever ingredients we want and give it a good stir fry it and it is a quick meal too.

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    1. Mel, the best part is it always turns out good!

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  4. Hi Phong Hong, thanks for frying this fried rice. Wanted to do it but couldn't find the time. Too many things to do. Yes, fried rice with dried prawns and eggs is irresistible. I can eat a big plate.

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    1. Kimmy, Penang food is really delicious! I wanted to do a lot more dishes and like you, I couldn't find time. But I guess even after MFF Penang, I can still cook and blog about it :)

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  5. Woooo....yummy nyonya fried rice, makes me feel hungry now!!!!

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    1. Esther, cook some for your family!

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  6. I'm with ya.. fried rice is just about the best! (unless it's lo mein,,,or glass noodles... or chow fun - man, I've really got a thing about starch - don't I) I've never used dried prawns myself, although my ex always did... no wonder theirs was so much better than mine.

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    1. Toby, I have a thing for starch too! Rice, noodles and bread are my favorite foods to eat but sadly I have to cut down on these cos they get instantly turned to fat on me. Sobs!

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  7. I love fried rice too! I can eat the fried rice first and the cheesecake later :D

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    1. Hah! Hah! I'll do that next time, Ann :)

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  8. wow! looks yummy

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  9. Hi sis, ni nasi goreng ganaz sungguh! pagi2 dah buat akak lapar! konon nak buat tapi udang dan shitake pulak takder, sedih..................enoki ada lah tapi....hehehe

    akak sibuk lagi arini...orang berebut kawen di sana sini sebelum menjelang bulan puasa..
    you take care dear.........

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    1. Kak Q, bila nak belanja makan nasi goreng kampung? Hee..hee..Baguslah ramai orang nak kawen. Akak pun rezeki bertambah, betul tak? Tapi kalau akak nak kawen, jangan lupa jemput tau? Hee..hee...

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  10. Fried rice is also my favourite especially when you add in dried shrimp, it increase so much of the aroma!

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    1. That's right, Jozelyn! Dried shrimp adds the oomph and it would be nice to fry some and sprinkle extra on the rice. That would be awesome :)

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  11. Few days back,i cooked fried rice too with the similar ingredients in your Nyonya fried rice, since I don't have this book, so I don't know the real name call Nyonya fried rice, hahaha..

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    1. Sonia, now that you know, you can post and submit :) Very nice fried rice lah, sure will cook again soon.

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  12. Hi Phong Hong,
    Fried rice is always a comfort to have, for any meal of the day! Looks very delicious!

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    1. Thanks, Joyce! If I eat this fried rice, I will go for second helpings. That's why I exercised great restraint only to fall from grace with the cheesecake hah! hah!

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  13. Mewahnya nasi goreng ni penuh dengan udang dan telur.Yum yum.Nasi goreng menjadi pilihan jika nak cepat.Cepat dimasak dan sedap di makan.

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    1. Betul tu, CM! Kalau PH makan nasi goreng, pantang kalau tak ngap dua pinggan. Hee..hee...

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  14. i like to cook fried rice for lunch, it easier. hi... lazy wat. your fried rice so attempt, like the dried shrimp.

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    1. xing hui, fried rice is always a favourite. Especially with dried shrimp it is even yummier!

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  15. Oh, this fried rice looks so delicious! I love Asian flavours and would love to try your recipe soon. Those prawns and mushrooms would definitely add great flavours

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    1. Purabi, this fried rice is quiet irresistible. I find it hard to stop at one plate!

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  16. Hi Phong Hong,

    Your nonya fried rice looks fantastic! Very professional cooked :D

    Zoe

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    1. Thank you, Zoe! I cooked it very early in the morning. Hope I didn't wake the neighbours hah! hah!

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  17. this is a type of food I used to often ordered in fastfoods, just love it!
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    1. Ola, hope you try home made fried rice. You can just add any ingredients you have on hand and it will turn out good!

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  18. Your fried rice looks so good! All your cooking always looks so pro!

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    1. Thanks, Mich! You are very generous with your compliments :)

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    1. Thanks, Jay! This is the sort of fried rice that will make you lick your plate clean :)

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  20. OH sedaplicious! I can't resist fried rice too. I can makan this everyday! Yours looks & sounds super yummy will lots of flavorful ingredients! YUM!

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    1. Thanks, Kit! You should make this fried rice too :)

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  21. My dear Phong Hong, I had a plate of the nyonya fried rice a few days ago at a coffee shop near my home. It was just okay. Yours not only looks better, I am sure it taste better too!

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    1. Thank you, Quay Po for your kind compliments! I bet you can whip up a mean Nonya Fried rice in your kitchen :)

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  22. Hi Phong Hong, your fried rice look inviting. Love the huge prawns, me too can't resist fried rice. :)

    Have a great week ahead.

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    1. Hi Amelia, I will be sure to have big, big, prawns for you :)

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  23. anytime 2 plates for me, no problem! then eat my cheesecake again..LOL!

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    1. Hah! Hah! Lena, I would love to do that too :)

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