Shrimp Paste Fried Rice

by - August 15, 2011

After getting married to a Japanese guy. I was asked a lot about how I prepare food for him. 
Cooking for my husband is very easy.  Though he might be a food snob with sophisticated palates, at home he eats everything. Moreover, he usually enjoys most Thai food.
Shrimp Paste Fried Rice is one of his favorite Thai dishes.

Today, I made Shrimp Paste Fried Rice for breakfast. I mixed the shrimp paste with rice. Then I heated up the wok and fried a batch of Shrimp Paste Fried Rice. The tempting good smelling set my stomach rumbling; needless to say breakfast was absolutely delightful.   

It is hard to find some fresh Thai long beans in Tokyo so I used Japanese long beans instead. Though they gave slightly different texture and smelling, were a prefect substitution.   

Below is quick and easy Shrimp Paste Fried Rice recipe.

overnight cooked rice 3 cups
shrimp paste 1.5 tbs.
oyster sauce 0.5 tbs.
vegetable oil 1 tbs.
minced garlic 0.5 tbs.

Ingredients for side serving

one large egg

little oil for frying
sliced pork 120 grams 
fish sauce 1 tsp.
palm /coconut sugar 1 tbs.

sliced long bean, fresh chilies and shallots  
2 lime wedge 

  • In the mixing bowl,mix shrimp paste with rice

  • Heat the wok, add vegetable oil and minced garlic. 
  • Stir fry until slightly brown and aromatic.  
  • Add rice, stir with oyster sauce for 30 seconds. Set aside.  

  • Beat an egg in a bowl. Heat the fry pan on a medium heat. 
  • Oil the pan. Pour in all the egg mixture in the pan and spread over the surface. 
  • Cook it until done, remove from heat.  Let cool, slice thinly.
  • Heat the pan on a medium heat, add little oil.  Sir fry pork until it half done, add in fish sauce and palm sugar. 
  • Add little water, keep stirring until the pork is done and little sticky.  Dish out.    

  • When serving, pack the rice into a mold or cup and place at the center of the plate. Line fried egg, sweet pork, a lime wedge , sliced shallots and top with sliced chilies.   

Shrimp Paste Fried Rice is best made with jasmine rice.  If you don't have jasmine rice, substitute with Japanese rice like I did.

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