how to make Shrimp Paste Fried Rice With Mackerel

Shrimp Paste Fried Rice With Mackerel (Kao Pad Nam Prik Kapi)


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This is a shrimp paste fried rice recipe with a twist – the fried rice is served wrapped inside an omelette, and is accompanied with mackerel and a shrimp paste dipping sauce. If you like the flavour of shrimp paste then this dish is for you, and its actually quite simple to make, and should be ready in around 30 minutes.

The recipe is a great way to use up leftover steamed rice, and it will make enough for 1 serving so adjust as needed.

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Kao Pad Nam Prik Kapi ingredients list

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  • 1 cup leftover steamed rice
  • 1/2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 tbsp chopped green beans
  • 1/2 tbsp shrimp paste
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tbsp dried baby shrimp
  • 2 bird eye chillies
  • 1 1/2 tbsp lime juice
  • 3/4 tbsp fish sauce
  • 3/4 tbsp sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 small mackerel or fish of your choice
  • fresh vegetables of your choice

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Step 1: Begin by adding 2 bird eye chillies and 2 cloves of garlic to a mortar and pestle, and crush into a paste. Then add in 1/2 tbsp of shrimp paste, 3/4 tbsp of fish sauce, 1/2 tbsp of dried baby shrimp, 3/4 tbsp of sugar, and 1 1/2 tbsp of lime juice, and mix everything together.

making the shrimp paste dip

Step 2: Next add 2 eggs to a bowl along with 1/2 tbsp of soy sauce, and then beat the egg. Then coat a wok with some cooking oil, and use the egg to make a thin omelette. Once the omelette is golden brown, set aside for use later on.

frying the omelette

Step 3: Next fry 1 small mackerel or any fish of your choice, then set aside. Then heat about 1/2 tbsp of cooking oil in a wok, and when hot add in 1 cup of leftover steamed jasmine rice and 1 tbsp of chopped green beans. Stir fry for about 2 minutes, then add in 2 tbsp of the paste we made in the mortar and pestle earlier on, and mix in with the rice.

frying the rice

Step 4: Stir fry everything for a final couple of minutes, then wrap the rice inside the omelette, and serve with the fried mackerel and the rest of the shrimp paste dip that we made earlier in the mortar and pestle.

wrapping the fried rice in omelette

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