Sunday, September 25, 2011

Salted Fish Fried Rice - A Kulinarya Cooking Club Entry

KCC challenge is back with a bang! I am excited because of two reasons - one, this will be my second entry and two, because the September challenge was indeed a challenge!

This month's hosts are Oggi of I Can Do That, Day of Chef By Day, Boyet of Reel and Grill and Ray of Wok with Ray.   These amazing people came up with a real challenge with the theme RED, WHITE, YELLOW and BLUE - the colors of the Philippine flag.  Tracing our Philippine history, two major events are being celebrated within the month of August which is National Heroes Day and Ninoy Aquino's death so goes the patriotic theme for this month.  Cool, huh?

Sounds easy right? But here is the catch, we cannot use artificial food coloring.  Okay, where in the world will I get a blue colored food or ingredient? Plus of course, the dish must be Filipino inspired.  It was stated in the rules though  that we can use one non-food element to represent a color, say a blue plate. But I (initially) don't want to use a blue plate, just pushing myself, you know. Believe it or not, I even had dreams about this challenge.  That is how serious I am about this *wink*

"The use of flowers will answer this dilemma of mine." - that was me talking to myself.  I even discussed this with friends and told them that I am thinking of making a salad with rose petals, blue rose to be exact.  The next day, I called Holland Tulips to order blue rose but then I discovered that those pretty blue roses are just dyed - I thought since they came from Holland, they are authentic.  Now I know they are not.

So I was doomed!  I surrendered and bought a blue plate but still unsure on what to do.

The day I decided to cook and eat this dish was when I got my answer.  I called this a discovery by accident - for this entry that is.  Salted Fish Fried Rice with Tomato and Salted Egg saved the day!  And it was only after I plated it that I realized that it met all the requirements (or rules) of this month's challenge.  Now I have an entry!

Salted Fish Fried Rice

1 clove of garlic, crushed
1 medium red onion, chopped
3 pcs salted fish, shredded, about 1/4 cup (if you have bottled tuyo, go ahead and use them)
2 cups cold cooked rice
1/2 oil

for garnish
tomato, wedged
salted egg, wedged

In a wok, heat oil and saute garlic until brown.  Add onion until transparent.  Add salted fish.  Fry for about a minute.

Add cooked rice and toss for 5 minutes.  This, I believe is the secret of good fried rice, the continuous tossing.

Additional salt may be added if you wish, I did.

Transfer in a plate and garnish.

This month's challenge actually made me realize one thing, in times of chaos, go with the basics and just be simple. *wink*

KULINARYA was started by a group of Filipino foodies living in Sydney, who are passionate about the Filipino culture and its colourful cuisine.

Each month we will showcase a new dish along with their family recipes. By sharing these recipes, we hope you find the same passion and love for Filipino Food as we do.

Please see what the other KCC members made for this month's challenge, they are amazing!

Peach on Pinakbet 

This entry is also being shared with the foodies from: Food Friday, Food Trip Friday, Weekday Potluck and Simply Delish Saturday


  1. when i was in college my roommate and i used to have that for breakfast (minus the garnish and it wasn't as lovingly plated, lol)! brings back such wonderful memories... :)

    ...and i agree about keeping it simple. parang 'back to the basics'.

    ...siguro marami din ung bumili ng blue plate for this challenge! ;)

    many thanks for sharing this colorful dish over at Food Friday, Dudut
    hope you're enjoying your weekend! :)

  2. FABULOUS post, Dudut! I got hungry reading this! Hope you enjoyed doing your Kulinarya Cooking Club post as much as I did!

  3. Yummy post ! i love salted fish lalo na for bfast !

  4. Super breakfast comfort food! Come to think of it, I have it for dinner too when am too tired to cook :)

    The Twerp & I

  5. we do this too since my sis likes it. but just salted fish on garlic fried rice. no tomatoes and salted egg since she doesn't eat that. sometimes, we include sunny side up :D

  6. Looks delish.

    We'd love you to share your recipes with us at
    Simply Delish Saturday

  7. I love rice. I love salted fish. And I love salted eggs. This is an amazing creation! I love everything in it!

  8. The simple and the basic is sometimes the best solution. I really love this rice. There is a similar Malaysian dish like this that use a lot of fresh herbs and I really love it. Good job, Dudut.

  9. This is my favorite kind of fried rice! I enjoy it so much with flaked tuyo! Sarrrap!!!

  10. Simple food like this is what I love eating when I was younger. For as long as there are plenty of rice, I will be feasting! Thank you for participating in the Kulinarya challenge, Dudut!

  11. @ maiylah - thanks for complimenting my plating :) hope you enjoyed your weekend as well!

    @Elizabeth - thanks tita!

    @day - yeah, tuyo is the best for bfast!

    @pinkcookies - yes, malasadong itlog pairs with this best as well :) thanks for dropping by!

    @KB - thanks for the invitation and thanks for dropping by!

    @yummy - thanks dear!

    @tina - glad you liked it Tina!

    @ray - thank you too for an amazing theme! i'm glad you liked the entry!

  12. Oh yes, also with tuyo. I love your entry, simple and delicious.:)

  13. can i take the spoons out and just use my hands kamayan style? haha... nakakagutom dudut!

  14. @oggi - i used to not like eating tuyo when i was younger, but now, i find it addicting! :) glad you liked it :)

    @malou - of course, it's actually tastier when we eat this meal using our hands, right? :) thanks for dropping by!

  15. WOW on you having KCC dreams, you must've woken up really hungry LOL ;)
    So glad you pulled through with the challenge without even planning it. I'd love to have some of this fried rice. Kamayan din like Malou said :)

  16. Yummy!I love salted egg tapos my suka..kabog!

  17. hi, just dropping by for weekday potluck!

    i love fried rice btw!

    more power!

    Icar of

  18. I never had that before but the dish looks light and delicious.

  19. @caroline - crazy me, right? but oh yes, I did wake up hungry, LOL!

    @sunnytoast - oh yeah, PAK! thanks for dropping by :)

    @icar - glad you liked it :) thanks for dropping by and for the blog follow!

    @kankana - thank you for dropping by! hope you try the dish sometime then let me know what happened. hope to see more of you :)

  20. LoL! It's funny how when you don't plan about something you get the answer just like this challenge.
    Thanks for adding me to the list.

  21. I remember bottled tuyo drenched in oil. They would be perfect for fried rice. Lovely post, Dudut!

  22. Yum! I haven't tried bottled tuyo. I'll have to try it out soon and make this recipe.

    Late visit via Food Friday. Here's mine: Baked Cheese in Filo Pastry

  23. This is one my favorite food during summer is french and I had a little more salad in it.

    Nice friday dear

  24. @abigail - oo nga eh, guess i was lucky :) thanks for dropping by

    @diona - thanks for visiting :)

    @jun - oh yeah! glad you liked it :)

    @gene - glad you liked it! bottled tuyo is also sometimes called gourmet tuyo :)

    @grace - yes, it's also perfect for salad! thanks for visiting and hope you have a nice weekend! :)

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