October 3, 2009

Fried Rice with Mustard Green

Mom's recipe !

I found a leftover mustard green lying in my fridge,....I told myself besides making tasty kiam chai boey what can I do with it !

So call back Penang and ask....this is what I came out with....

I don't know whether call to it...fried rice or lotus rice, coz the cooking method is similar to preparing the lotus rice...but without the lotus leaves.....so I cannot branded it as lotus rice, right!....so, fried rice !

My mom has been cooking this for at least few decades !!!!...Boring ! but then again now staying alone...kind of missing this dish. Oooh ! actually it's because of the mustard green has been lying around and occupying the fridge....so it's has to go ! Cook without choice !

Basic Ingredients; Rice, Pork Belly, Garlic, Shallots, Mustard Green, Shitake Mushroom, Ju Hu See (Shredded Cuttlefish) and Dried Shrimp.

Heat up the oil, saute the garlic and shallot till slightly brown. Then add in the pork belly, dried shrimp, shitake mushroom and ju hu see, stir fry for few minutes. Add in the uncooked rice, light soy, dark soy, salt and pepper to taste and stir to mix all the ingredients together.

Once all the ingredients are well mixed, transfer all the stuffs into the rice cooker and add in the mustard green.

Add water like how you used to cook rice but slightly lesser.

Done ! Half fried rice....half lotus rice ! Mom's recipe !

Trust me it's tasty. You get the sweetness from the pork, dried shrimp and ju hu see and yet you get a bit of the sour taste from the mustard green.

Serving for 4 paxs

200g Pork Belly, cubed
10g Ju Hu See, soaked
10g Shitake Mushroom, soaked
20g Dried Shrimp, soaked
500g Mustard Green, cut into chunks
10g Garlic, chopped finely
10g Shallots, chopped finely
11/2cup Rice
2tbsp Light Soy
1/2tbsp Dark Soy
1tsp Salt, or to taste
1/2tsp Pepper, or to taste
2cups Water
2tbsp Oil


msihua said...

Oooh... another new idea for me.. I never thought of using kiam chai for fried rice... I must try this... lalalala

NyonyaChef said...

Try you might like it. But just to let you know the mustard green is not the salty one ! It's called bo kiam chai

backStreetGluttons said...

Mother's receipe is great but we think gf one much better lah , everything she cook also perfect

NyonyaChef said...

Still searching for "the one"

J said...

Haha. Maybe you are just too fussy/ too many choices? :P

Anyway, the fried rice looks nice! :)

550ml jar of faith @minchow said...

Oh wow, love the use of mustard greens! Such an underrated veg, that!

nyonyachef said...


Not fussy! not too many choices! just don't what to eat !!??


People tend to go for the Pak Choi or Chinese mustard nowadays.

The Little Teochew said...

Excellent! Looks very tasty :) Mom will be proud!

NyonyaChef said...

Still learning ! Coming from a family of all boys, somebody has to learn and carry on the family recipe..he

petite nyonya said...

Looks delicious enough for me! Hungry already now!

NyonyaChef said...

Haha, it's my turn to make you hungry !

3 hungry tummies said...

Love mustard greens, this is a very good idea!