During the weekend I craved for Cambodian food and their is no Cambodian restaurant in Oslo or any part of Norway.
I'm Cambodian and I'll make my Cambodian food. So I had made fried rice, with leftover Cambodian steaks I made the other day, cold jasmine rice, bean sprouts, onions, garlic, green onions, etc...
My husband told me when we were dating, he had tried to make fried rice once. It didn't go so well because he didn't cook the rice before hand. So he poured in the rice with cooked vegetables and meat. He told me it was hard to chew and the rice was hard. I told him you have to use cold cooked rice.
When he came to the Untied States back in 2003, he had his first bagel. He just ate it how it was. I looked at him while he took his last bite, I told him the last minute. " Did you know it taste better if you toast it." His face reaction was priceless. "You tell me this now!" He was thinking do Americans really like eating raw bagels. I said, "Only if it's toasted with cream cheese, jam, ham, eggs, or bacon. I couldn't stop laughing. Ever since then he knows how to make fried rice and toast his bagels.
For my Cambodian marinade for steaks
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 stalks green onion, chopped
3 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons soy sauce or Maggie seasoning sauce
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
1/2 tablespoon palm sugar
1 1/2 lb sirloin beef
ground black pepper and salt
all round seasoning
In a container combine and whisk the first 6 ingredients. Add in beef and seasoned with pepper, salt, ginger, all round seasoning. Cover container and shake well. Place in refrigerator, let marinade for 4 hours before cooking.
I also made Cambodian chicken spring rolls. I was going to use ground pork but they didn't have any ground pork in stock at the near by grocery store. I was told this was one of the best spring rolls I've made.
For my fried rice
2 tablespoon coconut oil
3 clove garlic, minced
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon red Thai pepper, minced
Left over steaks
1 cup cooked jasmine rice
1/2 cup bean sprouts
plain 4 egg omelet, sliced
1 tablespoon chicken bouillon powder
2 tablespoon fish sauce
2 tablespoon light soy sauce
1/2 or 1 tablespoon sugar
2 stalk green onions, chopped
In a wok heat up oil to medium/high heat, when oil is hot add/stir in garlic, onions, pepper. Add in steaks stir and cook for 4 minutes, stir in cooked rice, bean sprouts, omelet. Stir well. Season with bouillon, fish sauce, soy sauce, sugar, dash of salt and freshly ground black pepper. Add chopped green onions. Mix everything well and it's ready to be serve.