Saturday, February 23, 2013

Fried Rice Cubes with Prawns / Nasi Impit Goreng

Star Q

If I am not mistaken, this is my second entry spotlighting the humble rice cubes.  Most of us probably know it as a side dish for rendang during Eid Fitri or as accompaniment for Satay.  Also this type of cooked rice is also served with Soto or Bakso (which was shown in a previous entry of mine )

But, today, for the want of something simple to prepare for lunch, we decided to prepare an all-in-one dish consisting of one type of carbohydrate, one type of protein and one type of vegetable.  Frankly speaking, we did not go through the arduous task of undergoing a lengthy boiling process for these rice cubes.  In fact, we bought extra when we bought some Satay at the night market (saves time and it's cheaper, too!)

For three big servings!
  • 6 cups rice cubes
  • 300 g prawns, shelled and deveined 
  • 1 carrot, cut into coins
  • 1 spring onion, julienned
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 shallots, chopped
  • 2 tbs chili paste
  • 1 tbs thick soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame paste
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 3 tbs vegetable oil

Heat the vegetable oil in a wok and saute the shallots and spring onions until aromatic, followed by the garlic, carrot and chili paste.  Once the chili paste is cooked, add the prawns.  When the prawns has turned pinkish, stir in the soy sauce, sesame paste, fish sauce and sugar.  Once all the seasonings are well incorporated, stir in the rice cubes; mixing thoroughly so that they are well coated with the seasonings.  Serve hot with some red chilies. 

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