Sunday, April 10, 2011

10 Apr 11 (Sun) - Tom Yum Fried Rice

Had half a packet of the tom yum fried rice powder left and so decided to finish it up today. Tried cooking tom yum fried rice twice already and those times weren't very well done. The first time I had too much rice for the 1/4 pack of the powder and so tasted rather bland. The second time I had just enough rice but the adding of the egg masked the tom yum taste.

So in preparation of today's cooking, I had actually cooked the amount of rice I needed yesterday. Then this morning went to the market to buy some fishcakes, seafood sticks, prawns and vegetables. After eating breakfast, I started preparing the ingredients and then went on to do the cooking.

Heated some oil in the frying pan and then added the shallots and garlic. Next added in the vegetables and followed by the rice. After a couple of minutes, added in the fishcakes, seafood sticks and prawns. Once the prawns turned opaque, poured in the tom yum fried rice powder and the chili padi and stir fry for a few more minutes before turning off the fire.

Arranged the fried rice nicely on a plate to take a couple of photos before clearing up the kitchen. Ate the fried rice for lunch and this time it was just right.

Tom Yum Fried Rice Powder

 Tom Yum Fried Rice

Ingredients (Serves 3):
1/2 packet of tom yum fried rice powder
2 bowls of rice - cook one day before
4 pieces seafood sticks - bite size
100g prawns - remove shells
3 small fishcakes - sliced
few pieces of vegetables
4 pieces of chili padi
shallots - sliced
garlic - minced
2 tbs oil

1.  Heat up the oil in a frying pan
2.  Add garlic and shallot and fry for a couple of minutes
3.  Add in vegetables, then the rice and cook till vegetables soften
4.  Add in fishcakes, seafood sticks and prawns
5.  Once prawns turn opaque, add in tom yum fried rice powder and chili padi
6.  Mix well and off heat after a few minutes

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