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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Fried Rice with Pork Jerky [Bak Kwa]

This dish [Bak Kwa Fried Rice] is inspired by Wiffy of Noob Cook.  I told myself, I'll try this fried rice when I can get hold of some Bak Kwa [Pork Jerky] this Chinese New Year.    My brother in-law from Singapore came back with some Bak Kwa and I like the whole piece type [streaky pork].  I kept some for this fried rice.   The fried rice is yummylicious and not difficult to prepare at all.
Do visit this site for the recipe.
[serves 2-3]
400 gm cooked rice [1 cup uncooked rice cooked with 1 cup water] - refrigerated overnight
4 cloves garlic - peeled and minced
4 shallots - peeled and finely chopped - I omit
3/4 cup frozen vegetables - thawed [I omit]
50 gm shelled prawns [I used more cos' there was lots of it left after CNY]
80 gm Bak Kwa - cut with scissors to small bite sized squares [I used streaky pork type]
2 eggs - beaten and seasoned with 1/4 tsp light soy sauce and white pepper
2 tbsp cooking oil
1/4 cup chopped spring onions [I used more]
salt and white pepper to taste [I add some light soy sauce to taste]
2 pieces of cheddar cheese slices - cut into thick strips [optional if baking the fried rice before serving]
  1. Heat oil in wok, fry prawns until firm - dish up.
  2. Using the same oil, stir fry shallots [if using] and garlic until fragrant.
  3. Add in rice and thawed vegetables [if using]. Stir fry for a minute until well mixed.
  4. Pour in the egg , stir fry on high heat until the egg is semi dry.  Add the fried prawns and bak kwa. Stir briefly until the egg is just cooked.  Add in seasoning to taste.
  5. Lastly add in spring onions and stir thoroughly to mix evenly.  Dish up to serve immediately.
Notes: Visit this site for It's Nutritional Facts [here]

Here, I fried the rice according to the recipe, dish up onto a casserole dish.  Before serving, I place some strips of cheddar cheese slices on top of the fried rice and baked at 150 degrees C for 15 minutes or until the cheese has melted and slightly browned.   Hmm! Hmm! Hmm! the rice was so fragrant and tasty.  Sweetness from the pork jerky and savoury taste from the cheese.  A very satisfying fried rice meal.
This fried rice was served with a simple crunchy salad - shredded carrot, cucumber and thinly sliced onions.
  • season shredded vegetables with some salt for several minutes.  rinse with boiled cold water, drain in a colander.
  • place vegetables in a big bowl, heat some oil and sesame oil until hot, pour over vegetables and mix well.  Serve immediately or chill in the fridge until required.


Lite Home Bake said...

This fusion fried rice sounds interesting, bak kwa and cheese!

Apple Chan said...

wow kimmy.. that is indeed a yummy fried rice, i can smell the bak kwa meat oledi..hehe.. Btw, i saw that you put in microwave to heat the cheese, may i know normally if we can put glss plate/bowl into microwave or you only use specific plate which is suitable use for microwave oven?

Phong Hong said...

Kimmy, I cannot tahan liao! I want to eat fried rice hah! hah! This is a good way to use up bak kwa as we sometimes end up with quite a bit during CNY. I used to eat it with bread and never thought of using in fried rice. Adding cheese to make baked rice makes it even more appetizing!

Victoria Bakes said...

oh yum! thanks for the tutorial pics... most definitely helpful for someone like me who don't cook

Kimmy said...

Hi Lite Home Bake, it tasted good moreover easy no sweating in the kitchen.

Kimmy said...

Hi Apple, I use a normal oven not microwave.

Kimmy said...

Hi Phong Hong, this rice is much better than the one with Chinese Lap Cheong. You must try if you like it.

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