Seafood Fried Rice

Seafood Fried Rice, a well-liked and sought-after Zi Char dish, is a delightful and flavorsome one-dish meal that showcases the bounty of the sea. This delectable fried rice features a medley of succulent seafood such as shrimp, squid, and scallops, all stir-fried with fragrant rice and a harmonious blend of vegetables. The dish’s popularity lies in the fresh and savory taste of the seafood, which infuses the rice with an irresistible oceanic flavor. The delightful combination of textures and the umami-rich profile make Seafood Fried Rice a favorite choice among diners seeking a hearty and indulgent culinary experience during their Zi Char dining moments.

Why Do People Love Seafood Fried Rice

Seafood Fried Rice has captivated the hearts and taste buds of many, and there are a few reasons behind its widespread popularity. Firstly, it combines the richness of seafood, such as succulent shrimp, tender squid, and delicate fish, with the simplicity and versatility of fried rice. The medley of flavours from the ocean complements the savoury notes of the rice, creating a harmonious fusion.

Secondly, Seafood Fried Rice is a versatile dish that allows for personalization. Whether you prefer a spicy kick with a dash of chilli flakes or a milder profile with a hint of garlic, this dish can be customised to suit individual preferences. Moreover, it offers a great way to utilise leftover rice and seafood, turning them into a satisfying and wholesome meal in no time.

Making Seafood Fried Rice Yourself

making Seafood Fried Rice yourself

If you’re making this dish yourself, here’s a recipe that you can try out. 

Ingredients:

  • 250 grams mixed seafood (shrimp, squid, fish)
  • 3 cups cooked rice (preferably cold, day-old rice)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, diced
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro or green onions for garnish

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Servings: 4

How To Cook Seafood Fried Rice

Step 1

Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and chopped onion, sautéing until fragrant and golden.

Step 2

Increase the heat to high and add the mixed seafood. Stir-fry for 2-3 minutes until the seafood is cooked through and lightly browned. Remove the seafood from the skillet and set it aside.

Step 3

In the same skillet, add the diced carrots and frozen peas. Stir-fry for 2-3 minutes until the vegetables are slightly tender. Push the vegetables to one side of the skillet, creating a space in the centre.

Step 4

Pour the beaten eggs into the centre of the skillet and scramble them until they are just cooked. Mix the scrambled eggs with the vegetables.

Step 5

Add the cold-cooked rice to the skillet, breaking up any clumps with a spatula. Stir-fry the rice with the vegetables and eggs for 3-4 minutes until everything is well combined.

Step 6

Return the cooked seafood to the skillet, followed by the soy sauce, oyster sauce, and fish sauce. Mix everything together, ensuring the sauce evenly coats the rice and seafood. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Step 7

Continue stir-frying for an additional 2-3 minutes until the flavours meld together and the rice is heated through. Remove the skillet from the heat.

Step 8

Garnish the Seafood Fried Rice with fresh cilantro or green onions. Serve hot and enjoy the delightful combination of seafood and rice in every bite.

Serving With Seafood Fried Rice Other Dishes

Seafood Fried Rice pairs beautifully with some freshly steamed vegetables, such as broccoli or bok choy, to add a vibrant crunch and balance to the dish. Additionally, a side of tangy pickled ginger or a refreshing cucumber salad can provide a delightful contrast and enhance the overall dining experience.

Nutritional/Health Benefits

  1. Protein: The dish typically contains a variety of seafood like shrimp, squid, and scallops, providing essential amino acids for various bodily functions and muscle repair.
  2. Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Seafood ingredients like shrimp and squid are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, supporting heart health and reducing inflammation.
  3. Vitamins and Minerals: Seafood Fried Rice often includes vegetables like carrots, peas, and onions, offering vitamins A, C, and K, as well as minerals like potassium and calcium, supporting immune function, bone health, and overall well-being.
  4. Healthy Fats: The dish may contain healthy fats from the seafood, contributing to heart health and nutrient absorption.
  5. Carbohydrates: The rice in the fried rice provides a source of carbohydrates, offering energy for daily activities and bodily functions.
  6. Fiber: Seafood Fried Rice may include vegetables and peas, providing dietary fiber for healthy digestion.
  7. Balanced Flavor Profile: The dish offers a delightful balance of savory, umami-rich, and slightly sweet flavors, appealing to a wide range of palates.
  8. Customizable: Chefs can add various vegetables, making it a versatile dish that can be tailored to suit different dietary preferences and nutritional needs.
  9. Nutrient-Rich Seasonings: The flavorful seasonings and sauces add to the dish’s nutritional profile, enhancing its overall taste.

Visit Lao Li Da Pai Dang For An Authentic Zi Char Experience

The above recipe is just one of the many ways to making this dish. 

If you’re looking to enjoy delicious Seafood Fried Rice without all the hassle and preparation time, while discovering a unique version that our customers can’t get enough of, then come on down to our restaurant for an enjoyous dine-in or takeaway, and experience it for yourself, only at Lao Li Da Pai Dang!

Whether you’re in the mood for this, or wish to explore other dishes, our extensive zi char menu promises to delight at every turn. At Lao Li Da Pai Dang, the warm and inviting ambience, coupled with attentive service, creates a family-friendly and inclusive atmosphere that only adds to the enjoyment whenever you visit and dine with us. 

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