My family is not a big fan of pete but sometimes we like to use it some dishes. For me pete best eaten with spicy food or combined with other other strongly flavoured food such as sambal, sambal goreng, salted dried fish, shrimp or shrimp paste. We just buy pete when its cheap and abundant and keep it in storage or you can freezing it.
The combination of dried anchovies and pete make this fried rice taste overpowering and coul be unpleasant for western people but this can be very tasty for pete lover.
- 6 cups cold rice (day old rice)
- 1/2 cup teri medan (dried anchovies)
- 1/2 cup bean sprout
- 10 petai beans
- 3 shallots
- 2 garlic
- 3 red long chillies
- 1 1/2 tablespoon sweet soy sauce
- 4 eggs
- salt and pepper
- Combine together garlic, shallots, and chillies together, and pound to a fine paste in a mortar and pestle. Set aside
- Wash and rinse dried anchovies. Heat about 4 tablespoon oil in a wok and add anchovies and fry for about 2 minutes, keep stirring to prevent the anchovies to burnt. Remove anchovies from wok and add pete beans, cook for about 1-2 minutes. Remove and set aside
- Let wok cool a bit and saute the paste until fragrant, add more oil if necessary. Add cooked rice to the pan, turn heat to high and stirring constantly until every grain is coated with paste then add sweet soy sauce, 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 onto four plates, top with fried egg, sprinkle with extra anchovies and fried shallot.