Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Salted Fish and Chicken Fried Rice


A friend of mine gave me a piece of salted fish and it has been sitting in the freezer since last year. I thought of using it to make Laksa Johor but change my mind and used it for fried rice. It has been the longest time since I have salted fish. I cook this fried rice for lunch on weekdays as I don’t think my husband can stand the stinky smell of the salted fish. I am sure he will ‘pengsan’ (faint) ha ha.. gosh they taste so good in fried rice. I still have half of it and maybe used it for claypot chicken rice.



Ingredients:

4 cups day old rice
1 1/2 ounces salted mackerel
3 1/2 ounces chicken (white or dark meat), diced to 1/2″ cubes
1/2 tsp cornstarch
3 large eggs
1 shallot – finely chopped
2 garlic – finely chopped
3 scallions, chopped
2 tbsp light soy sauce
Salt and pepper to taste


1. Break up the rice with a fork and set aside. Split the salted mackerel and remove the bones. Dice into 1/3″ cubes. Set aside.
2. Marinate the chicken with cornstarch and some salt and pepper
3. Beat the eggs and set it aside.
4. Heat a large wok on high heat. When you start to see smoke, add 2 tablespoon of oil and swirl it around the wok. Add the beaten eggs and stir and flip rapidly as it cooks very rapidly. Break it up into pieces. Immediately remove to a bowl and set aside
5. Add 2 tbsp of oil to the wok and swirl. Add the shallot, garlic and stir-fry them until lightly brown and fragrant. Stir-fry the prepared chicken pieces until the pieces turn white and cooked. Add the diced mackerel. Toss and few times until well combined.
6. Add the rice and flip constantly and add in soy sauce and a bit of salt and pepper. Add the cooked eggs and stir and flip for 2 minutes. Check for seasoning.
7. Add in the scallion and give and it few toss. Dish out and serve warm.

6 comments:

DZ said...

Mmm nasi goreng ikan masin... Thanks for sharing !

Terry said...

Feel like having a bowl of rice too!

Phong Hong said...

Oh, wow! Gertrude, fried rice with salted fish is the best! I love it a lot but it really stinks up the house hah..hah...but it is not stinky to me. The smell makes me hungry :)

Tze @ Awayofmind said...

Gertrude, I missed this salted fish fried rice since I moved to Qatar! your fried rice just lovely, lovely! I want to dash into my kitchen and make fried rice now :)

ICook4Fun said...

DZ, you are welcome.

Terry, cook some :)

Phong Hong, I know. They are stinky but oh taste so good ha ha..

Tze, thank you. Can't you get salted fish at Qatar? If not remember to bring some back there the next time you go back home :)

Shereen said...

Anything with salted fish sure very delicious:))