Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Rice & Noodles)
Shrimp Fried Rice Recipe
(Chom Chien Tom)
This idea of stir-frying rice with other
ingredients originated in China and has made its way throughout Asia.
Generally, a serving of fried rice with all the trimmings makes a
filling meal. This version is very light and delicate. Note that using
cold rice works best for stir-frying because the grains separate easily.
Serves 2 - 3
Garlic, finely chopped
Shrimps, peeled and deveined
Small onion, peeled and cut into 8 sections
Ripe tomato, cut into 8 sections
Large eggs, lightly beaten
Cooked long-grain rice
Spring onion (scallion)
Sprig fresh coriander (cilantro), coarsely chopped
Freshly ground white pepper
Heat oil in a wok over medium heat. Add
the garlic and stir-fry about 1 minute.
Add the shrimps and cook 2 to 3 minutes.
Add the onion and tomato and stir several times. Push the contents to
the sides, making a well in the centre.
Add the eggs, stirring quickly to prevent
cooking through. Add the rice, mix well and continue to cook and stir
until the mixture is heated through.
to make the seasoning mixture, in a small
bowl, combine the Maggi sauce, fish sauce, salt and pepper.
Add the seasoning mixture to he rice. Stir
a few times until all the ingredients are well combined, and add the
chopped scallion. Remove to a platter and garnish with fresh coriander.
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