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One of my favorite dishes to cook during my time in the States was scallop fried rice, the reason is two folds – it is very delicious, and scallops are very affordable there (a pack of 8-10 huge scallops went for less than $10).

first, "marinated" your scallops and prawns in brine
first, “marinated” your scallops and prawns in brine

Back home in Malaysia, scallop is quite a prized ingredient, so having scallop fried rice is a bit of a luxury. That is unless, you get the seafood from East Malaysia. I picked up some frozen scallops and prawns while on a work trip to KK a week ago, so I immediately thought of recreating the very same dish that I’ve been missing.

 

boil the vegetable, and pan fry the seafood separately
boil the vegetable, and pan fry the seafood separately 

Here’s how you can cook this simple scallop and prawn fried rice at home, feel free to substitute with other shellfish or seafood items if you like.

Ingredients (for two servings):

  • a dozen scallops, medium size
  • 6-8 prawns, medium size
  • vegetable (choi sum)
  • 2 bowls of steamed rice (cook from 1.5 cups)
  • 1 bulb of garlic, chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • soya sauce
  • cooking oil
  • black pepper & salt

start by frying garlic, then rice, and finally eggsstart by frying garlic, then rice, and finally eggs

Cooking instructions:

  • marinate seafood with brine for 5-10 minutes before cooking
  • boil the vegetable separately for about 5 minutes, add a tablespoon of cooking oil to the water to make it smooth and more palatable
  • heat up 3-4 tablespoon of cooking oil and fry the seafood for about 2 minutes, set aside
  • reuse the same cooking oil but add another 3-4 tablespoon
  • fry garlic till fragrant
  • add rice and 2 tablespoon of soya sauce (dark soya sauce optional), fry for a minute
  • add pepper to taste
  • split the rice in the middle, and add eggs
  • continue frying until eggs are cooked
  • plate everything and serve!

scallop and prawn fried rice with a side of vegetable
scallop and prawn fried rice with a side of vegetable

This fairly simple dish only takes about 10-15 minutes to cook, tastes pretty awesome too. Total price for two person came up to be about RM 20 or so, I got the seafood from KK airport.

Happy eating and be sure to check out more simple recipes from yours truly.

Discuss : KY cooks – Scallops and Prawns Fried Rice

  1. Exactly, I eat a lot of scallops and shrimps in the US. I was surprised how cheap they are in Walmart 🙂

  2. wow, very atas punya fried rice haha, do i have the honor to taste this? 😛

  3. KY, nice dish. Did you add wine and ginger to it also? I also make jook with scallops and prawns and let it sit in wine and ginger for a while and add to jook to cook for a few mins. My seafood jook. Some time also add fish slices.

    • Vickie: ah, I thought jook was some Korean dish, didn’t know it’s just another way of saying porridge! It sounds lovely, I didn’t put wine or ginger tho.

  4. KK Airport? That’s expensive. Have fried rice with prawns, not scallops. Expensive. 🙁

    • suituapui: haha ya RM 45 bucks for a decent size tray of frozen scallops, considered ok for KL lor.

  5. aiyo, now you’ve got me craving scallops. how how how 😀

  6. uncle, your plate presentation is … umm 😉

    and 45 degree angle shots to show thickness of scallops please uncle

  7. Luxury fried rice 😛

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