Thursday, August 07, 2008

Vegetarian Belacan Fried Rice

Belacan Fried Rice - you can simply do it yourself, no problem. I add tempeh and carrot to substitute prawn or shrimps which usually call for. Lots of lettuce and cucumber are used to garnish this fried rice and also to increase the fiber intake. If you love fried dried chilli, use more!

Preparation: 5 mins, Cooking time: 8 mins


Ingredients (serves 2)
° 2 bowls cooked rice
° 15g-20g vegetarian belacan, chopped and mashed
° 2 dried chilli, chopped
° 2 pieces (100g) fresh tempeh, chopped
° 25g carrot, peeled and chopped
° 2½ -3 tablespoons olive oil
° some lettuces and cucumber slices, for garnish

Method
1. Heat the oil in a wok or frying pan, fry the vegetarian belacan and dried chilli for 1 minute.
2. Add in the tempeh and fry for another 1 minute or until fragrant over medium heat.
3. Stir in the cooked rice and carrot. If it is too dry, sprinkle some water on it. Fry about 2-3 minutes or until rice is heated through. Serve hot.

Tip
1. Rice for frying must be cooked at least 2 hours in advance or the night before.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, you mean it is chilli fried rice?
Wish I could try...

Cheers,
Sunny :-)

chow vegan said...

Your fried rice looks beautiful! My mom likes to have lettuce in her fried rice too. I've never seen anyone else do it until now. :-)

Crystal @ Blog*Spot said...

Hi chow vegan,

Thanks chow vegan.

Some of the 'Zhi Char' stall here, garnish their fried rice with shredded lettuce on top or at the side, but not that much that i have added.

Cheers :)

Honeygal said...

where to buy vegetarian belacan please? what are the ingredients in the belacan?

Crystal @ Blog*Spot said...

Hi Honeygal,
So nice of you to share another way of making pumpkin kaya in VSS forum. I finally understand why it does not need cooking after that.

It would be nice if you could tell us roughly the amount of each ingredients used.

Ok, you can get veg belacan at almost all vegetarian shops/stalls. There are 2 types, one is powder form, the other can in a ball shape.

I just used up all my belacan and threw away the packaging. Ingredients is soy bean, salt ...

So sorry, honeygal. In this blog, one of the comment has the info you wanted, just I can't remember which post I left it.

Cheers :)

Anonymous said...

Where can i find Vegitarian Belacan in US? im living in florida. Is there a website that i can buy it from? Please advise Thank you

Crystal @ Blog*Spot said...

Hi
I am not sure where you can get it in US. How about trying this Vegetarian Wholesaler, http://www.friendlyvegetarian.com.sg/home/index.asp

Cheers :)

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