Recipe: Delicious Dried Shrimp/Anchovy Fried Rice

Dried Shrimp/Anchovy Fried Rice. Classic Shrimp Fried Rice with fresh shrimp, rice, green onions, peas, carrots, and sesame oil. Tips for making the BEST fried rice! Fried rice works best with chilled leftover rice actually.

Dried Shrimp/Anchovy Fried Rice Dried shrimp are shrimp that have been sun-dried and shrunk to a thumbnail size. They are used in many East Asian, Southeast Asian and South Asian cuisines, imparting a unique umami taste. See recipes for Steam Egg with Dried Tiny Shrimps too. You can have Dried Shrimp/Anchovy Fried Rice using 15 ingredients and 6 steps. Here is how you cook it.

Ingredients of Dried Shrimp/Anchovy Fried Rice

  1. It’s 400 gr of cooked rice, put in the fridge at least for 1 hour.
  2. You need 3 of small shallots, minced.
  3. You need 3 of garlic cloves, minced.
  4. Prepare 2 of lemon grass, white parts, thinly sliced (optional).
  5. It’s 2 of green onion, separate the white and green part, thinly sliced.
  6. It’s 5 of eye bird chili/Thai chili/jalapeno (omit if do not like spicy), thinly sliced.
  7. Prepare 2 tbs of dried shrimp/anchovy, chopped (can use anchovy paste or anchovy from a can).
  8. Prepare 3/4 tsp of salt.
  9. Prepare 1/4 tsp of sugar.
  10. You need as needed of ground white/black pepper,.
  11. Prepare 2 of large eggs, lightly beaten with 1/8 tsp salt.
  12. You need of Accompaniments (optional) :.
  13. Prepare of Lettuce.
  14. It’s of Cucumber.
  15. It’s of Roasted duck (left over from dinner).

One of the famous fried rices in Malaysia. Spicy and uses anchovies in it. In a mortar, pound the shallots, garlic, dry shrimps, dry anchovies and chillies into a paste. You can also use a blender or food processor.

Dried Shrimp/Anchovy Fried Rice instructions

  1. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a wok..
  2. Saute the shallots, garlic, lemon grass, green onion (white part) and chili until translucent. Add in the dried shrimp/anchovy. Stir for a minute..
  3. Add the rice, and use a metal spatula to flatten out and break up any large clumps. If the rice is cold from the refrigerator, continue stir-frying until the rice is warmed up, which will take about 5 minutes. If the rice was made fresh, cooking time will be faster. Just make sure that the rice isn't too wet, which will make frying it difficult. Sprinkle salt, sugar and ground pepper. Mix it well..
  4. Push the rice aside of the wok. Add 1 tbs oil in the wok. Pour the beaten eggs. Quickly scramble the eggs, then gather all of the rice into the middle of the wok..
  5. Mix thoroughly for another minute or two and give it a taste. Add more seasoning if needed. Sprinkle with green onion (the green part). Mix it..
  6. Transfer to a plate and put the accompaniments on the side. Enjoy!!.

The real shrimp fried rice, restaurant style. This is how I used to cook fried rice when my father still owned a restaurant. I love shrimp fried rice and this is a quick and easy recipe to make – if you make the rice the night ahead! I've never had a problem with soggy rice this way – cold rice works the. You can substitute with dry sherry for Japanese cooking sake.

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