My family is not a big fans of pete but sometimes we like to use it in some dishes. For me pete best eaten with spicybfood or combined with other strongly flavoured food such as sambal, sambal goreng, salted dried fish, shrimp or shrimp paste. We just bought pete when it’s cheap and abundant and keep it in storage or freeze it.
The combination of dried anchovies and petebmake this fried rice taste overpowering and could be unpleasant for western people but this can be very tasty for pete lover.
- 6 cups cold rice or day old rice
- 1/2 cup teri medan ( small dried anchovies)
- 1/2 cup bean sprout
- 10 petai beans
- 3 shallots
- 2 cloves garlic
- 3 red long chillies
- 1-2 tablespoons sweet soy sauce
- 4 eggs
- Salt and pepper
- Combine together garlic, shallots and chillies. Pound it into a fine paste using mortar and pestle.
- Wash and rinse dried anchovies. Heat about 4 tablespoons oil in a wok, add anchovies and fry for about 2 minutes. Keep stirring to prevent anchovies to burnt. Remove anchovies from wok and add pete beans, cook for about 1-2 minutes. Remove and set aside.
- Let wook cool a bit and saute spices paste until fragrant, add more oil if necessary. Add rice to the pan, turn heat to high and stirring constantly until every grain is coated with paste then add sweet soy sauc, pete and pepper. Continue to fry for a further five minutes.
- Add fried anchovies and bean sprouts. Stir and taste rice, add salt if necessary. Serve on to four plates, top with fried egg, sprinkle with extra anchovies and fried shallots.