Today, I’ve decided to blog about a simple dish today: Laksa Fried Rice.
Of course, this dish is only simple if you use instant laksa mix. I’ve loved Prima Taste’s Laksa Fried Rice paste since I started cooking (and that’s more than ten years ago!), and as a poor university student then, all I could afford to contribute at reunion dinners was fried rice. I guess the “budgetness” in me started way back.
If you’re visiting my blog from another part of the world and are not sure what Laksa is, Wikipedia has the answer for you. Out of alllll the delicious hawker food in Singapore, Laksa is my favourite, beating Char Kway Teow, Chicken Rice and Hokkien Mee to the top spot. I don’t like Assam Laksa though. A sour fish-based soup with cucumber, onions, lemongrass and shrimp paste is hardly appetising to me.
I’ve tried a few brands of Laksa mix and Prima Taste is my favourite. If I were overseas for a long period for work or school, I will confirm chop plus guarantee pack cartons of the stuff. The paste is great for frying rice, noodles, meat or simply as Laksa gravy.
Although the cooking instructions say to use 1 packet for 2 servings of rice (500g), I always buy an extra packet. I mix half a packet with water, boil, and soak tau pok (tofu puff) in there til softened. This way, the tau pok will be juicy and infused with the flavour as opposed to being dry if simply mixed as it is into the stir fry. For a picture of the tau pok that I used, go to this recipe. You could add sliced fish cakes, prawns, chicken. crab meat (either real or imitation) and mixed vegetables if you wish. For this dish, I added fish cake, prawns, tau pok and topped the dish with sliced omelette.
This is truly one of my favourite easy dishes to cook. I hope you like it too!