My husband loves fried rice more than any other food in the world, and he couldn’t stop talking about this unique mustard fried rice that his late-grandaunt (a.k.a laoyi) always made during his childhood. When he first told me about this fried rice, my reaction was typically like “mustard and rice don’t belong together!!”. He didn’t stop there. He would continue explaining that I can’t cut the luncheon meat super small and it has to be a perfect bite size. The luncheon meat should be crispy and juicy. Tons of onions are required to get that natural sweet taste. The requirement goes on and on and on. Ugh.
Few years go by without me knowing the exact recipe for mustard fried rice. Trust me; I tried to google too. I finally made my husband call laoyi’s son to ask the recipe details. He kindly explained the recipe including the tips to get this perfect fried rice. So, on that particular lazy Sunday, I was determined to cook the best mustard fried rice for my husband. Without even knowing how it was supposed to taste like, I continued making the Asian fusion fried rice. It turned out this fried rice is mind-blowing. It is sweet, salty and TANGY! Yes! Tangy with the mustard. It is different from the usual Chinese fried rice I had before.
Ever since my first successful attempt, I keep on making this fried rice, and it never fails to awe my husband. He said that this fried rice could bring back his lovely childhood memories at laoyi’s house. From then I know that “Laoyi’s mustard fried rice” will always be a regular in our home, I can tell.Print
I thought mustard and rice don’t belong together. Until one day I tried this recipe. Enjoy!
2 cups Cooked Rice
2 tbs Oil
100 gr Chicken Luncheon Meat, diced
1/2 Brown Onion
1 tsp chopped Garlic
2 tbs Mustard
6 pcs Tiger Prawn
6 stalks Green Onion
Salt and pepper
- Fry diced luncheon meat until crispy. Drain. Leave oil in the pan.
- On the same pan, scramble the eggs.
- Turn to high heat.
- Add onion, garlic, mustard, and add back fried chicken luncheon meat. Mix thoroughly.
- Add cooked rice, salt, pepper. Break the rice apart to make sure no clumps.
- Add prawn and green onion. Keep stirring for another 2-3 minutes.
- Serve and enjoy!
- Make sure to use cold cooked rice.
- Reduce the water to cook the rice so that the rice is not too soft.
- You can change the chicken luncheon meat with other processed meat.