Monday, 14 November 2016

Nasi Goreng Petai (Stinky Bean Fried Rice)


I have a thing for petai (stink bean). And I complain that parmesan cheese is smelly. Hah!

When I read Kak Azie's post on Nasi Goreng Ikan Bilis Petai, I was possessed. I love Malay style fried rice. Throw in some crispy ikan bilis  and petai, whoah! I can eat a whole kuali of nasi goreng.


I have loads of ikan bilis in the fridge, a gift from my mum. As you know, I have a lot of ancient things in my fridge. I can't remember how long ago my mum gave me the ikan bilis

So. I took a leap of faith and figured out that since ikan bilis is dried, it should last a long time. Besides, I was going to fry it in hot oil, whatever bacteria present would be killed.


And since I still haven't got a new blender (it's actually on the way, bought online from Lazada. I think I might be addicted to online shopping, God help me), I had to pound the spice paste by hand. Thonk, thonk, thonk.  I even had to switch hands, left, right, left, right...


Then there was the job of frying the ikan bilis. The end result? One of the most delicious nasi goreng I have had in a long time. 

Nasi Goreng Ikan Bilis dan Petai
Recipe source : Adapted from Azie Kitchen

Ingredients :
- 1 big bowl overnight cooked rice
- 1 cup petai, each bean cut into two (small ones leave whole)
- 1 cup ikan bilis, fried till crispy
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten 
- Fish sauce to taste

Spice paste (pounded)
- 6 red chilies
- 1 green chili
- 5 green cili padi
- 5 shallots
- 5 cloves garlic

Method :
1. Heat oil in wok and briefly fry the petai, about 1 minute. Remove and set aside.
2. Saute the spice paste until aromatic and cooked through.
3. Push spice paste aside and add beaten eggs. Scramble the eggs until set.
4. Add rice and stir fry until well mixed and heated through.
5.  Season with fish sauce to taste.
6. Add petai and ikan bilis, toss to mix. Serve.

Kak Azie's tip : To keep the ikan bilis crispy, add them after the rice has cooled down (slightly warm).

44 comments:

  1. memang kalau translate petai jadi stinky bean ke. huhu mmg stink la

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    1. hee..hee...busuk tapi sedap pulak :D

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  2. Well, I don't eat stinky cheese, stinky tofu, stinky beans, stinky anything...haha! :D Hmmm, let's see, if I replace the stinky beans with kangkung and the red chillies with green chillies in the spice paste of this lovely recipe, I think I'll be having Kampong Fried Rice...that I can do! ^_*

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    1. Some stinky things I like - belacan, budu, fish sauce but not stinky cheese :D

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  3. Thank goodness my missus cooked sambal prawn with petai just the other day, so very nice...so even though I did not get to eat it at a stall last Saturday, tomorrow's post, I did not mind so much.

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    1. Oh...sambal prawn with petai is another thing I must cook!

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  4. Your nasi goreng looks good with ikan bilis. I had never eaten the petai in nasi goreng, so please invite me!

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    1. This is my first time having petai in nasi goreng and I was impressed!

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  5. Sedap betul nasi goreng PH,ada petai n ikan bilis rangup tu..makan nasi tergigit dua element tu ranguppppp jer kan

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    1. Ya Lina, sedap hee..hee... Kalau ikut perasaan, nak habiskan satu kuali! LOL!

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  6. i have a thing for petai too ... i could happily eat it on its own. more petai recipes please! :D

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    1. If you can eat it on its own, you are a petai fanatic LOL! I don't like it by itself but paired with other ingredients, I love it.

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  7. Haha...... I also like u PH, orang tak makan apa yg I suka lagi bagus, sebab i boleh clear kan satu kuali sorang sorang haha...Lama tak makan petai huhu

    Tengok nasi goreng ni remind me to my son. Faveret dia ni PH....

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    1. hee..hee..Hainom, kita ni kuat makan agaknya :D Masak lah untuk your son. Sedap sangat nasi goreng ni.

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  8. My faveourites :

    Nasi goreng with ikan bilis.
    And petai!

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    1. My favorite too! So appetizing feel like eating the whole lot LOL!

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  9. I am never tired of nasi goreng petai. Sure will go for 2nd helping.

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  10. Yours look good. I have never had petai before, will try it one day.

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  11. I love Malay fried rice too especially the Kampung style with lots ikan bilis.

    Petai wasnt my thing. Hehe.

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  12. Beautiful fried rice! I love stinky beans, I love crispy ikan bilis, I think I can eat the whole wok of this fried rice too like what you said, LOL

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    1. Thanks! hah..hah..It's bad for our dieting plans :)

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  13. Hi Phong Hong, I think I like your long grain rice for this fried rice. Looks so fluffy and light. Adding stinky beans and fried anchovies to fried rice is awesome. I tried this before and love it more with small chilli or sambal belacan.

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    1. Hi Kimmy! It is awesome. I can eat a lot LOL!

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  14. i skipped your recipe bit....easier to janji 2017 CNY in ganu ok

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  15. Honestly, I've yet to try petai. Maybe because of its name, I haven't got the guts to try yet. Hahaha! But your ikan bilis caught my attention, dear! xoxo

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    1. Shirley, I have a feeling you won't like it because it has a strong smell. But you'll never know hah..hah...

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  16. What a coincidence that I also had nasi goreng petai today (free lunch). I didn't find it horrible like before. Hmm...

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    1. Oh...you must have acquired a taste for it.

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  17. My fav ni PH nasi goreng macam ni
    Tapi kalau buat kaknoor sorang je yg makan
    Tkpe lah syok sendiri janji puas dan sedap dan busyuk haha

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    1. Petai tu walaupun busyuk...sedap.... Takper lah, kalau Kak Noor sorang jer yang makan, bagus jugak tak payah share hee..hehe...

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  18. Your nasi goreng looks so delicious with the ikan bilis and petai. Definitely a comfort one dish meal :D Next time remember to call me when you're cooking this again :))

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    1. Sure, Ann :) I must cook more or else we will be fighting over it hah..hah..

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  19. I like to eat petai and I even eat them raw just like that on their own. 5 green chili padi so is your nasi goreng very pedas? Sure looks delicious and fragrant (heong).

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    1. It is a bit pedas but nothing you can't handle.

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    1. OH, you don't like? Never mind, just leave it out.

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