Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Herbs Fried Rice

I think everyone knows how to make good plate of fried rice. I’ve fried tons of it my life using different type of ingredients and by far I think this is my favorite. My friend Richard told me one day he uses herbs like kaffir lime leaves and curry leaves from his garden to make his fried rice and it turn out really good. What a great idea for a change from our regular fried rice. Inspired by his fried rice this is something I came up with. I hope you try this out as I am sure you are going to like it too.

Ingredients:

3 cups of cooked rice – overnight rice prefer
1 piece of chicken breast – cut into small cubes
10 pieces of shrimps – peel and deveined
2 eggs - beaten
2 shallots – sliced thinly
2 cloves garlic – finely chopped
1 tsp finely chopped ginger
1 lemon grass – removed the hard outer layers and slice thinly
3 bird eye chilies – cut small
1 sprig of curry leaves – remove rib, roll it up and sliced thinly
3 kaffir lime leaves – remove the rib, roll it up and sliced thinly
1 tbsp fish sauce
2 tbsp soy sauce
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Heat up wok on high heat and add in 2 tbsp of olive oil. Put in shallots, ginger and garlic and stir fry until fragrant. Add in chilies, lemongrass, curry leaves and kaffir lime leaves. Continue to stir fry until you can smell all the spices.
2. Add in the chicken and continue to stir fry until the chicken changes color. Add in shrimp; stir fry until the shrimp is slightly pink.
3. Push all the meat to the side of the wok, add in another tbsp of oil, and pour in the eggs. Scramble the eggs for a few second or until half cook, add in the rice and all the seasoning.
4. Continue to stir fry for another 3 minutes. Check seasoning, dish out and serve warm.

25 comments:

indahhouse said...

Hi sis Gert,
how are you? :)
wah.. nasi goreng ini macam2 rasa ada. mesti wangiii saja baunya kan?

coffeesncookies said...

reading your recipe, I can imagine the aroma but wouldn't the kaffir lime be very tough to the bite, even when sliced thinly ?

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Thanks for sharing, I must add some kaffic lime leaf and curry leaf next time I fried rice, sound so refreshing and good.

K.Nor said...

morning gert, agaknya kalau letak daun kunyit jd cam nasi goreng kerabu kut hehe

Ho Ho Ho said...

must be yummy with all the fragrant herbs... especially the ones we grew up with :)

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

It must be so enjoyable just to sniff the fried rice with those 2 special additions.

busygran said...

What a fusion of two aromatic herbs!
Sounds great!

zurin said...

will sure try...sounds great and aromatic. :)

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Must be very fragrant! Ok, will try this out, but probably minus the bird chili since my kiddies can't take anything spicy. :P

Anncoo said...

I have these two plants at home, very convenient for me to make this :) Will definitely try this out.

Shereen said...

Love anything with Kaffir lime leaf in it...very fragrant.With the same ingredients,replace the rice with bee hoon pun sedap.I will try this..sooner than later as I am in a super lazy mood to cook anything fancy.Thanks for the recipe.

The Sudden Cook said...

BIG curry leave fan my husband and I - good recipe - first one I've come across in a while with the curry leave ingredient.

Deeba PAB said...

Those are fresh and exciting flours...delicious!

ReeseKitchen said...

Oh I like this!! But I'm on a diet leh....haha! Nevermind horr...eat first..;p Will try it out for myself these few days!

Jeannie said...

Very good idea to add all the herbs, can imagine how fragrant your fried rice is.

Little Corner of Mine said...

With the lemon grass, curry leaves and kaffir lime leaves, I know this is going to be so fragrant.

tigerfish said...

Simple use of herbs but makes an extraordinary plate of fried rice.

Yan said...

yummy plate of fried rice you've done there !!!!

and shyly, i am 'banned' from making fried rice coz it was sub standard for the recent 2 rounds. tsk, unheard of, but true. hahha....

Beachlover said...

must try your style of Frice soon!! look really good using herbs!! hmmmm...yeah! my curry plant and kaffir lime plant!! should I remove the leaves b4 bring indoor now? I still left them outdoor cuz it's have better sunlight but I think the nite is getting cooler..

Angie's Recipes said...

I like the idea of using herbs in the fired rice too. Looks and sounds really tasty!

ICook4Fun said...

Indahhouse, I am doing well. How about you? I hope you cuba this nasi goreng because ia sedap :)

coffeesncookies, I took the tender leaves of the kaffir lime. If you are worry it being tough you can chop it finely.

Sonia, both herbs gave the fried rice a wonderful aroma to it.

K.Nor, good idea in adding the daun kunyit to it tapi I don't have much daun kunyit as I am keeping it for my rendang so I tak taruk :)

Ho Ho Ho, yes it added great fragrant to the rice.

Wendy, yes it is :)

ICook4Fun said...

Busygran, hope you try it out the next time you want to fry some rice :)

Zurin, yes it is.

Bee Bee, yes just omit the chili since your kids are eating it too.

Anncoo, put some into your fried rice the next time.

Shereen, I saw your fried meehoon so i am going to try it out the next time I make meehoon.

The Sudden Cook, me too. I put curry leaves in everything ha ha..

Deeba PAB, thanks.

Reese, ha ha maybe cook this when you are off your diet :)

ICook4Fun said...

Jeannie, yes those are my fav herbs to add into my cooking.

LCOM, try it out as I am sure you are going to like it too.

Tigerfish, thank you.

Yan, how come? try this out and I am sure your family is going to like.

Lesley, I took all my plants into the house at night and take it out during the day. Temp at night is way too cold for the plants.

Angie, thanks you.

pigpigscorner said...

Love herbs in fried rice, so fragrant!

Tammy said...

i must give this a try too! drooling now...