Fried rice with ikan bilis (nethili karuvadu)

Main Dish
4 servings
5 min
10 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
2 cup leftover cooked rice

1 red onion chopped finely

2 chicken frank chopped

2 tablespoons anchovy soaked in hot water

4 small shallots, peeled

-3 cloves garlic, peeled

1 cup mixed vegetable

chopped coriander leaves

chopped spring onions

For Sauce:

2 tablespoons dark soy sauce

2 tablespoons light soy sauce

3 tablespoons tomato ketchup

1 tablespoons spicy chilli paste

salt to taste


  • Break the overnight/leftover rice using the back of a spoon so they don't clump together-keep aside.
  • Place garlic, shallots and salt in a mortar and pound with the pestle to form a paste.
  • Heat the wok add couple spoons of oil,saute the chopped onions til browned followed by the pounded paste. Squeeze out the water from anchovy.
  • Once the raw smell are removed add the diced chicken franks cubes,anchovy and the vegetables. As they become tender pour the sauce and allow the mixture to blend.
  • Finally add the cooked rice and saute well. Adjust the level of salt and add chopped coriander and spring onions.
  • Remove from flame and transfer to serving platter.


Fried Rice With Ikan Bilis (Nethili Karuvadu), photo 1Fried Rice With Ikan Bilis (Nethili Karuvadu), photo 2Fried Rice With Ikan Bilis (Nethili Karuvadu), photo 3


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