If you are an Indonesian, you must love fried rice! Its like a national menu, here :D You can easily find it almost everywhere. Restaurants, cafes, food courts, or food stall. In fact, I and (I believe) most Indonesia citizen can buy it easily from street vendor. You don't have to go out to enjoy a full plate of delicious fried rice, simply wait for the vendor to pass your neighbourhood area and just clap your hand and he will pull the cart in front of your house to make it easier for you to place your order! Simple and cheap! A plate of fried rice sold for IDR 9000-12,000. About USD 1 :D I love Indonesia :D :D :D
Many of my friends who lived in another country admit that they missed fried rice seller, and other Indonesian street food. We have soooo many varieties of fried rice, from chinese style fried rice, javanese style, and many others. The topping too is vary. Say sliced meatball, sausage, chicken, seafood, etc. Some vegetables also an important companion to your wonderful fried rice. Chives, corn, carrot, are often found. Adding Indonesian pickles (acar) and crackers will make it even better!
I'm about to share a fried rice with green anaheim peppers, known as cabe hijau besar in Indonesia. This pepper is not to sharp in flavour, also less spicy. I actually made this fried rice 2 months ago, wonder why I keep delaying the upload *sigh*
Green Fried Rice with Mini Anchovies
Adapted from : Daily Cooking Quest
- 500gr of cooked white rice
(it is best if you use last night rice, in room temperature. So, it will not be sticky and soggy after frying)
- 1 teaspoon of salt (please do have a taste first)
- 4 tbsp of fried mini anchovies, and 1-2 tablespoon more for sprinkle
- 1 teaspoon of soy sauce (Indonesian : kecap asin)
- 1/4 teaspoon of sesame oil
- 2 tablespoon of cooking oil
- 1 teaspoon of margarine or butter
- 6 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
- 5-6 green anaheim pepper, use mortar and pestle to grind the peppers, or blender. I usually use the seed, too. But you can de-seed it if you like.
- 2 eggs, whisk together, add salt and pepper. Fry in a pan. Or you can simply make a sunny side up :)
- your favorite vegetable, I use romaine lettuce (known as selada keriting in Indonesia) sliced tomato and sliced kyuri (japanese cucumber)
How to :
1. Pre-heat cooking oil and margarine in a pan/wok, sautee the chopped garlic until golden brown, add in the paste of anaheim green pepper, sautee until fragrant.
2. Add cooked white rice, salt, soy sauce and fried anchovies. Stir until everything is well mixed. Add in the sesame oil. Make a quick stir and then turn off the heat.
3. Divide into two portions, serve with egg and vegetables, sprinkle with fried mini anchovies.