Salted Fish Fried Rice – 咸鱼炒饭

Little bursts of saltiness beaming through the delicate nutty chewy grains of rice. Soft tender chunks of chicken topped with bean sprouts and spring onions to enhance that sweet crunch in every bite. Pair it with fluffy orbs of scrambled eggs for that additional boost of texture and color to this wonderful masterpiece. Adding a surprising twist to the usual mix of fried rice, whip up your very own restaurant quality Salted Fish Fried Rice in just 30 minutes!

The combination of garlic, fish sauce, soy sauce and peppers brings about a unique savory flavor to the fried rice. Frying garlic in oil gives the rice a crisp nutty flavor and brings out that wonderful aroma. Don’t be fooled by the acrid smell of fish sauce. Cooked together with soy sauce and pepper, finish off with a garnish of beansprout, chopped spring onions and fried salted fish. This magical fusion of sweet and salty balance, it’s a flavor that continues to lingers in the savory depths ones palate.

Salted Fish Fried Rice is so easy to make and quickly transform humble ingredients like eggs and rice into a hearty dish.  Day old rice is the key to those distinct chewy grains a great fried rice dish has – an ideal way to use leftovers whilst enjoying a steaming plate of sumptuous fare.

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  • Servings: 2

  • Time: 30 mins

  • Skill: Easy


  1. 500g cooked rice (preferably overnight)

  2. 50g salted fish (diced)

  3. 120g chicken breast (diced)

  4. 20g garlic (minced)

  5. 2 eggs

  6. 2 tsp light soya sauce

  7. 1 tsp fish sauce

  8. ½ tsp pepper

  9. 30g spring onion (chopped)

  10. 100g bean sprouts (topped and tailed)

  11. 2 tbsp oil

  12. Oil for deep frying


  1. Heat oil and fry 50g salted fish until crispy. Dish out and set aside.

  2. Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a wok and scramble 2 eggs.

  3. Once cooked, add in 20g minced garlic and stir fry for 1 minute.

  4. Add in 120g diced chicken breast and stir fry until cooked.

  5. Add 500g of cooked rice.

  6. Season with 2 tsp light soya sauce, 1 tsp fish sauce and ½ tsp pepper.

  7. Stir fry until all the rice grains are separated.

  8. Addin the crispy fried salted fish, 100g beansprout and 30g chopped spring onion.

  9. Stir fry it for 1 minute and serve.

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