Petai Fried Rice

Petai Fried Rice

One of the dishes I cooked at my mom's place during Chinese New Year, rated 5 thumbs-up out of 6. One of my brothers does not like petai that much so I managed to get only 5 thumbs-up. Recipe campak-campak (means throw) - used what was available.

Ingredients (4 servings):
4-5 cups steamed rice
1 cup petai (adjust the amount to your taste)
1 cup chopped snake beans
1 small carrot, chopped
½ cup anchovies, rinsed and fried
3 tbsp chili paste
½ tbsp sugar
2-3 bulbs shallot, chopped
2-3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tbsp toasted belacan, grinded
2-3 tbsp cooking oil
Salt to taste


  1. Heat cooking oil in wok over medium heat, stir-fry chopped onion and garlic until fragrant.
  2. Stir in sugar and chilli paste, cook until the oil is separated from the chilli.
  3. Stir in petai and cook for 1-2 minutes, follow by snake bean and carrot. Then, add salt to taste.
  4. Stir in rice and belacan, mix well and stir fry for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Dish out, sprinkle fried anchovies over the top. Serve warm.

Comments :

5 comments to “Petai Fried Rice”
Manggy said...

I've not heard of Petai so I had to Wikipedia it! I can only imagine the smell. It's not used as food here (not that I know of), but the scientific name is familiar, so I'm sure it exists somewhere... In any case the rice looks delicious!

Mat Gebu said...

Ini mmg ala2 peranakan tau, nasi goreng ada letak petai.....

Lydia said...

manggy: I didn't know petai is not available in Philipine. I used to buy canned petai (Ayam Brand) from Asian Market when I was in Sydney.

mat: I ni kan fake peranakan hehehe... salah MyR lah, I khawinkan Malay dgn Chinese food sejak kenal MyR.

Dwiana P said...

wow petai again.... I never get bored with petai!

Dwiana P said...

Hi Lydia, finally friend of mine brought me petai. I am so happy. So right away I copy your recipe. It tastes so good!!!!!

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