In the Philippines they love rice. Have it three times a day with every meal. I like rice also but not that much. Where I am staying now I have access to inexpensive seafood from a “wet market” which is the term the locals use to describe their local market which I guess can be a little wet. If visiting one make sure you where some decent footwear.
I got some excellent fish but the prospect of having it with plain rice was just not appealing. I had tried spicy curried rice in places like Singapore and loved it. I decided to search for a recipe online and found http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/recs/65/BasicCurriedRice61759.shtml
The recipe seemed simple and i had all the ingredients on hand so decided to give it a go.
3 cups cooked rice
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 green bell pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoons unsalted butter
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
I substituted red bell peppers for the green as that is all I had. The butter I had was not unsalted but this did not seem to make the dish salty and I am I do not like things too salty. When it comes to salt I use an organic sea salt which is much tastier than regular salt.
Saute onion and green pepper in butter until onion is tender. Stir in curry powder, turmeric, slightly beaten egg, salt, pepper and cayenne. Mix into hot rice.
I prepared the spice mixture first and put it aside in a small bowl. I think chopped the bell pepper and onion and sauteed in coconut oil (I don’t cook in anything else now except for some special dishes which i will use extra virgin olive oil for mainly for taste considerations). Then you simply mix it all together and serve. It’s fast and easy to prepare and tastes absolutely delicious.
The fish was nice also but I would have to say the rice made the meal