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Monday, January 3, 2011

Sausage and Luncheon Meat/Spam Fried Rice


Conversation:

Me: Dear dear, what do you want to eat for dinner tonight?
Hubby: Anything, I am OK with anything.


That's the usual answer when I ask my husband what he wants for dinner. =)....My hubby is pretty happy to eat whatever I cook.....But yesterday when I asked him the same question again ( I never seem to tire from asking him what he wants to eat hahaha)....He actually said that he felt like having fried rice.


Of course I was more than happy to cook fried rice for him too. I always love fried rice. It's one of those dishes you can just put anything you want, chuck in any left over vegies/meat you have in the freezer. I made sausage / luncheon meat fried rice yesterday. And the result was satisfying. He loved it.


For me, the key thing about fried rice will be to have enough heat for your wok and scramble the eggs before adding the rice. If you add the eggs after adding the rice you'll end up with soggy wet fried rice which is not very nice at all.


The one important ingredient in my fried rice will be fried shallots. It just gives that nice fragrant to the whole dish. You can get them in asian groceries or even make them yourself by thinly slicing red shallots ( the small ones) and deep fry until golden brown. But just to be mindful that there's rumour going around saying manufacturers put plastic into the oil they use to fry the shallots to make them crispy for longer. I don't know how true that is but well that's the rumour. I am fortunate enough to have ongoing supply from my mother in law who prepares them whenever she's coming to Melbourne from Malaysia. Both my mom and mom in law are great cooks who always prepare food/special spice paste whenever they come. So we are indeed very blessed....;)


So hope you enjoy this recipe too. Simple, easy and tasty at the same time. Feel free to adjust seasoning as you go.


Sausage and Luncheon Meat/Spam Fried Rice

Ingredients:


  • 3 cups cooked rice ( overnight rice is preferable)


  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped


  • 2 large eggs


  • 1/2 cup frozen vegies


  • 1/4 cup diced canned pineapples


  • 1 sausage ( frankfurt) sliced to 1/2cm thickness


  • 1/2 cup diced lunchen meat or spam


  • 1/4 cup fried shallots


  • A handful of chopped spring onions


Toppings:

  • Lettuce leaves, finely shredded


  • Cucumber and tomato , sliced


Seasonings:

  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce


  • 3 tablespoons thick soy sauce ( I used ABC kecap manis)


  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil


  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Ground white pepper
Methods:

  1. Heat up oil in frying pan and brown the diced luncheon meat and sausage. Set aside.


  2. Heat up oil in a wok. Add in chopped garlic and fry until fragrant


  3. Add in the eggs and scramble until cooked


  4. Once the eggs are cooked, add in frozen vegetables. Stir fry for few minutes


  5. Add in cooked rice. Stir until the rice is well combined with the vegetables


  6. Add in pineapple pieces, browned sausages and luncheon meat


  7. Put in all the ingredients for seasoning and mix until well combined. You can adjust the seasoning according to your liking. Add a bit more kecap manis/ light soy sauce if need be


  8. Once the seasoning has been mixed well with the rice, add in fried shallots and chopped spring onion and cook for few more minutes.


  9. Decorate your plate with sliced cucumbers and tomatoes. Put the rice at the side and top with lettuce and more fried shallots ( now you really know that I love fried shallots ei?)

So what's your favourite combination of ingredients for fried rice? Feel free to share so that I have new ideas for my next batch of fried rice. Enjoy your week!!

11 comments:

Chi said...

yummm! Sometimes I cook my fried rice with chilli paste and prawns =), but I can never get bored with mum's dried shrimp and ikan teri recipe =D

My Little Space said...

My hubby also like his fried rice dark in colour! He's 'anak peneroka' or kampung boy. Guess, that's the way he likes it. Yours look incredibly good. Thanks for sharing.
Cheers, Kristy

dinewithleny said...

Chi: Yes indeed. I still miss mom's ikan teri fried rice a lot. Still my favourite of all. Should post that up next time ya.

Kristy: Thank you for your kind words. Yea I just love my kecap manis...ahhaha..maybe it's an Indonesian thing. =)... all your recipes look incredibly good too. I have been a regular drooler over your page. =)

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

Leny, I am salivating over your fried rice!

Also, I think it is a great idea to substitute salmon flakes for the crab meat.... Please try it and let me know if it works!

j3ss kitch3n said...

happy 2011 leny! your fried rice looks divine! reminding me i have not cook anything for the pass couple of mths! thanks for sharing!

dinewithleny said...

shirley, jess, thank you for stopping by. Im a big fan of your blogs.

@Shirley: Yes will give it a go and let you know if it works. Yours looks divine though

@Jess kitchen: Happy 2011 to you too. THanks for the kind comment.

daphne said...

i know how that feels man! my hubby is the same. just amazing how we as wives, do try to cater to them esp when they request for something! LOL ;)

lena said...

fried rice is always one of the asians favourites..agree, simple , easy and very tasty too!

dinewithleny said...

@daphne: hahaha.....yea, but i guess we do feel really happy when they like the meal we cook that's why we keep asking them what they want to eat...=)...hhehe

@lena: Yes I agree, and it's so versatile you can put anything in it.

Ellie (Almost Bourdain) said...

I love spam fried rice!! Even better with sausage :)

dinewithleny said...

Hi Ellie, thanks for dropping by. hahaha..=)...Yea I love spam too. I can have them with anything. From bread to instant noodle.

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