Malaysia inspired Fried Rice, Post #2 of “Have Kelly, Will Cook”

Malaysian Fried Rice; Post #2 of “Have Kelly, Will Cook” inspired by the much-anticipated book “Have Mother, Will Travel” written by best selling authors Claire and Mia Fontaine

Claire doesn’t eat much rice, so when she raved about a fried rice dish her and Mia ate while in Malaysia, it was a no-brainer to include it in this series (I happen to LOVE rice).  I couldn’t get my hands on shrimp paste, so I used a combination of anchovies and fish sauce which was a nice substitution. Shrimp paste has a very unique, pungent and wonderful taste, there really isn’t a replacement for it. If you can find some, replace the anchovies with 1 teaspoon of the shrimp paste, fry it in the shallot oil along with the ginger and garlic. I used fresh corn, peas and carrots, which are gorgeous now at the farmers markets, along with plenty of lemon zest to brighten up this comfort dish. Typically, eggs are scrambled into the fried rice, but, a soft fried egg was the only choice for me, and made this side dish into a meal. I’ve been waiting all year for the local farm fresh eggs here in Santa Cruz and it was the first thing I ran to the farmers market to pick up once we landed in town for the summer.

Maybe one day I’ll have the opportunity to taste the fried rice of Malaysia, but until then, this version is pretty darn good.


8 Comments to “Malaysia inspired Fried Rice, Post #2 of “Have Kelly, Will Cook””

  1. I got to try this one and it was as amazing as it looks, thank you Kelly for sharing it with me!

  2. Kelly…This looks fantastic. I think Catalina and i will try this one out tonight. Thanx for the post…..Billy the “Architect” …”Have pencil will travel”.

  3. You’re making me crazy with this one-Delicious! You’ve inspired my breakfast this morning, but I envy your orange yolk eggs.

    • Hi Val! I knew you would like this one, and I was thinking of you while I was making it. From the anchovies to the white prawns and of course the perfectly cooked egg on top. I’d like to make this one for you when we get back to FL.

  4. Hi Kelly! I’m not at home or I’d be whipping this one up for dinner (but what I really want is to eat the leftovers for breakfast.) I love the combination of those spices, my stomach is growling just thinking about it. xo Claire

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