There is no fire like passion, No crime like hatred, No sorrow like separation, No sickness like hunger, And no joy like the joy of freedom. Buddha Dhammapada.

The fragrance of sandalwood and rosebay, Does not travel far. But the fragrance of virtue, Rises to the heavens. Buddha Dhammapada.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Delicious Khmer Fried Rice With Shrimp (Chhar Baii)

Fried rice is a popular food of Asian dishes. In Cambodia, fried rice is not only fond of by tourists but also locals as it's truly delicious in many ways of cooking. Fried rice can be a breakfast or lunch for Cambodian. It is made by steamed rice that cooked already or leftover rice. When I was young, my mum often made fried rice for breakfast because she used the leftover steamed rice from the last evening. Recipe of fried rice are varieties, we can cook with different meats, vegetables and ingredients. Cambodians like to use fish sauce for cooking, so fish sauce is an important ingredient for local fried rice recipe. But in my recipe, fish sauce is not used Read.

Recipes for Two persons:
Ingredients: 100g of Skinless Shrimp (small or big shrimp up to favorite), 2Eggs, 1small size of Carrot, 150g of Broccoli, 6pieces of White Baby Mushroom, 4cloves of Garlic, a few leaves of Spring Onion, 4sp of Oil, 2sp of Oyster Sauce, 1sp of Soy Sauce, 2tsp of Sugar, 1/2tsp of Salt, 1/4tsp of ground Pepper (use chopped red hot chili, if you prefer it very spicy), and 2potions of steamed rice.

So what you need to do first is: Cook 1cup of Jasmine Rice or Long Grain Rice 'A quality'. If you don't have rice cooker, please check my instructions of cooking steamed rice by pot See.

1. Peel out the skin of carrot and garlic, then cut them into small pieces. Cut spring onion the same way like carrot and garlic. Chop each baby mushroom into 4, and take out the skin of broccoli then cut it small pieces.

2. Heat up the frying pan. Pure the oil in, then put chopped garlic into hot oil, fry it until get good smell. Then put chopped carrot and spring onion in, fry for 30seconds.
3. After that, break eggs and put in, stir-fry for a while till it's separated well. Then put skinless shrimps and fry them together about 2-3 minutes. Later put salt, sugar, oyster sauce, soy sauce and ground pepper, then stir and mix them well for 10seconds. After that, put chopped mushrooms and broccoli in, and fried around 3-4 minutes.

4. Last, put the steamed rice that you cooked already in, stir and mix them well together about 1minute, then it's ready to serve.

Note: You can add extra chili, a small piece of lime/lemon, or some parsley/coriander leaves on the top for serving.

Language Tip: English =) Khmer
Brocoli = Phkar Khat Na Khiev
Carrot = Karot
Chili = Ma Tes
Chop = Pus
Cut = Kat
Eat = Nyam
Egg = Pong Mann
Delicious = Cha Nhanh
Garlic = Khtoem Sor
Fry = Chhar
Mushroom = Pshit
Oyster Sauce = Preng Kchorng
Peel = Bork
Pepper = Mar Rich
Rice = Ang kor (raw), Baii(cooked), Srov(with skin)
Salt = Om Berl
Shrimp = Boeng Kear
Soy Sauce = Toek Sa Iv
Spring Onion = Khtoem Barang
Sugar = Skor Sor
Fried Rice = Chhar Baii