Tuesday 10 December 2013

Spicy Prawn Fried Rice

Belachan Chilli is one of the Asian condiment which can be used on it's own as dipping sauce or add a small amount to flavour dishes like Sambal Belachan Prawn or Fish. For a “lazy bum” like me who always goes for store bought “instant paste or sauce”, a bottle of ready-made belachan chilli in the fridge definitely makes wonder.

Below is one of the methods where we used Belachan Chilli to flavour shrimp fried rice. As for the spiciness, you can always adjust by adding or reducing the amount of chilli used.


To create a well-balance diet for the fried rice; I throw in some fresh shrimp, cherry tomato, green peas and eggs, then toss them together till combined. Love the vibrant colours of the ingredients and the fragrant from the belchan chilli which makes the dish look mouth-watering.

(Serves: 2  | Preparation: 10 minutes | Cooking: 5 minutes)

  • 1 Cup Uncooked Jasmine Rice
  • 1 Tablespoon Blachan Chilli
  • 250g Medium Prawns, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 Cup Frozen Green Peas
  • 2 Eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Stalk Spring Onion, chopped
  • 150g Cherry Tomatoes, halved lengthways
  • Some Fresh Coriander Leaves, roughly chopped
1. Rinse the uncooked a at least twice then cook rice following packet instructions in rice cooker or over stove.

2. Marinate prawns with blachan for at least 10 minutes.

3. Preheat frying pan over medium heat, add oil and swirl to coat. Next add in prawns and blachan mixture, stir-fry for 1 minute then toss in the frozen green peas and continue to cook until prawns are pink and just cooked through.

4. Add rice and tomatoes then stir-fry for 2 minutes (loosen the rice with the back of the spatula) .

5. Drizzle in beaten egg and give it a quick stir till combined. Toss in coriander, turn off the heat and serve.


Blachan (Belachan) Chilli is a spicy Asian condiment which made from pounding/grinding fresh red chilli, bird's eye chilli, toasted belachan (dried shrimp paste), salt and chilli together.

For your convenience you can used store bought Belachan Chilli or Sambal Oelek which is available at the Asian condiment section in local supermarket.

For those who enjoy spicy food, serve the fried rice with additional belachan chili at the side together with some lime wedges to refresh the taste. Beside that, pairing this with a glass of icy lemonade or lime juice will be a great choice too.

Alternatively if you have a packet of Otah (spicy fish paste wrapped in banana leaf) sitting in the freezer you might want to try out this Otah Fried Rice too. It’s very simple, just pan-fried / oven baked the Otah till cooked, cut it into cubes then use them as one of the fried rice ingredients.


  1. 照片拍得美美的。当然炒饭更是充满香气的。perfect! 快快记录下来。 :)

    1. Hi Joceline, 谢谢你。希望你会喜欢这个口味 :)

  2. The sambal prawns are making me drool... looks yum, and love the otah fried rice too! Nice!


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