Yesterday, my teenager had brought back a few
home grown mangoes from her office, a colleague
gave some to her.
Out of 5 mangoes, 2 of them had ripen while the
rest are still unripe.
I wrapped those green raw mangoes with brochures
( fliers) , hoping that they will turn yellow in a
couple of days.
My mom used to tell me this trick to enhance
unripe fruits to ripen.
I had mixed one cut mango into fresh fruit salad
while the other, I decided to whip up Mango Fried
Rice for today’s lunch.
In addition, this Mango Fried Rice is delicious, has
its unique taste, not sour at all.
We usually add mangoes into salads, curries or have
them raw but this time, we added strips of mangoes
into fried rice to add more nutrients into this dish.
Mango Nutritional Value
Mangoes are high sources of vitamin A,C and E,
potassium and iron.
In addition to it, this yellow sweet fruit has
caretenoids which helps us to maintain healthy skin
and improved eye vision too.
What is Kaffir leaves
Kaffir leaves are actually lime leaves, locally grown
in Asian countries where the tropical hot weather
suits this circuits growth.
The limes are dark green skin color, yellowish flesh ,
sour juice with seeds, tiny as golf balls.
Limes are used for Malay and Indian cuisine, cold
beverage and side dish dipping sauce with spicy
prawn paste ( sambal).
The Kaffir leaves ( lime leaves) are used to enhance
any recipes with the lime fragrance.
Suitable for fried rice, curries, asam recipes and fish
What is Tom Yum paste
Originate from Thailand, Tom Yum is a sweet and
sour paste for spicy cuisine.
The paste is a combination of mixed spices, lemon
grass, kaffir lime leaves, galangal, fish sauce, chillies
and lime juice.
It is sold in jar bottles, small sachets and easily
found in supermarket.
How to cook Mango Fried Rice
# 1 sachet tom yam paste
# 100g chicken fillet or breast (sliced into strips )
# 350-400g cooked rice ( overnight rice would be better )
# 20g dried shrimps ( soaked, drain )
# 100g ripe mango ( peeled and cut into strips )
# 5pcs shallots (sliced)
# 4pcs Kaffir lime leaves ( finely sliced )
# 1 stalk wild ginger flower-optional ( finely sliced )
# 1 stalk lemon grass ( finely sliced )
# 3 pcs green chillies or chillie padi or red chillies
( finely sliced )
Marinate Sauce: ( mixed together in a bowl )
# ½ tsp sugar
# 1 tbsp oyster sauce
# pepper to taste
# 1 tbsp oil
1. Marinate chicken meat with the sauce mixture
for 10 minutes.
2. Heat up oil in wok and stir fry dried shrimp until
3. Add in marinated chicken.
Stir fry until almost cooked.
4. Add in tom yam paste, rice, mango, shallots,
Kaffir lime leaves, wild ginger flower, lemon grass
5. Stir fry and make sure all ingredients are well
6. Turn off heat. Serve with fried crispy shallots or
7. Yield: 3-4 persons
What type of fried rice do you like best?
Which type of recipes do you add in mangoes?
Do you refer to eat mango as a fruit itself or add it into your food?
Do share with me your opinions.
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