Laksa Fried Rice

Just the name makes me salivate! I must say over the years I’ve been addicted to Laksa! The traditional Nyonya Laksa in Singapore with the spicy prawn flavoured coconut gravy, rice noodles, fish cake, prawns, taugay and the sambal to top it all off! But, since moving to Australia I haven’t been able to find one Asian restaurant in Perth to do the authentic Singapore Nyonya Laksa! Curry Laksa is more prevalent in Chinese restaurant menus here. Don’t even get me started on the authenticity of Penang Assam Laksa here!! Mom and I have had to curb our cravings by either making it from scratch or just using good quality pastes from oriental shops. Here is one of my recipes that I truly enjoy making when I’m craving Laksa but, don’t want it in noodle soup form!! I give you…Laksa Fried Rice…. Enjoy!! #nomnomnom


2 Cups Raw Deveined Prawns

2 Red Chillies

3-4 Garlic Cloves

2 Tablespoons Grated Ginger

Half Red Onion 

2.5 cups rice cooked day before (cooled in fridge)

3cups of Frozen Mixed vegetables

Laksa Paste (homemade or store bought) {{recipe below}}

Coriander diced



Easy Laksa Paste

Process the following ingredients to make paste:-

Galangal 6-8 slices

Lemongrass 1 stalk, ends trimmed, sliced

Tumeric 3-4slices or Tumeric powder 3 TBSP

Candlenuts 3

Garlic 2-3 cloves, peeled

Shallots 250g, peeled

Dried Chilli 2 pieces (Soaked in hot water for 5-10 mins)

Roasted prawn paste (Belacan), 1 TSP





  1. Heat some olive oil then add garlic & chilli.
  2. Once fragrant, add prawns and toss through the spice mixture till well coated. Add salt & white pepper.
  3. Cook for 5-10mins until prawns turn red. Be sure not to overcook prawns. Remove from pan and set aside.
  4. Add more olive oil to wok
  5. Fry half the garlic and chili, ginger and onions.
  6. Fry Laksa Paste until fragrant.
  7. Add mixed vegetables
  8. Add 1/4 cup water, stir and wait for sauce to heat.
  9. Add rice and stir till it’s well coated.
  10. Continue to toss the rice until the sauce and the vegetables are cooked and well coated in the sauce.
  11. Keep tossing the rice till heated through and sauce has dried up.
  12. Return cooked prawns into the wok and toss the rice mixture till well mixed.
  13. Correct seasoning ( Salt & Pepper)
  14. Serve hot outta the wok. Enjoy!

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