Shrimp Paste Fried Rice
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.