Cajun Prawns And Rice Vermicelli Fried

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Cajun prawns and vermicelli fried

Cajun prawns and vermicelli fried

I had some Cajun prawns and crab sticks stir fry left over when I cooked it the other day. I thought that would make a delicious meal with fried rice vermicelli the next day. Prawns, or shrimps, are my hot favourite. I knew I would love this dish. It was very delicious indeed.

Rice vermicelli is a great favourite in Malaysia, as in all other Oriental countries. It is commonly cooked in soup, fried with sauce or just dry fried and eaten any time of the day. I usually cook this for lunch or parties. Rice vermicelli comes in different sizes, from very fine ones to fairly thick ones. I usually use the medium ones as the fine ones are too delicate to cook and the thick ones take too long.

This recipe is very simple and quick. This vermicelli has 3 pieces in a packet. I only used 1 piece for 2 persons.

Ingredients
1 piece vermicelli
cajun prawns and crab sticks stir fry (left over)
stir fried spinach
chicken stock granules
light soya sauce

Cajun prawns and crab sticks stir fry

Cajun prawns and crab sticks stir fry

Heat up a frying pan or wok and add in the left over cajun prawns. Fry until heated through. Dish up and set aside.

Stir fried vegetables

Stir fried vegetables

Heat up some fried shallots or garlic oil in a frying pan or wok. Add in the spinach and a little chicken stock granules and stir fry. This spinach is very tender and delicious and should be cooked very quickly. Dish it up and set aside. This spinach is very delicious and so far I can only get it at the Chinese shop. You can also use other type of green leafy vegetables.

Fry the vermicelli

Fry the vermicelli

Put some water in a pot to boil. When it comes to a boil, turn off the fire and put in the rice vermicelli. Use a fork or a pair of chopsticks to stir to loosen it up. Use the fork to pick up a a strand to test for doneness. If it can be cut with our fingers, drain and soak in cold water to prevent it from cooking further. This just takes a little while. do not overcook the vermicelli at this stage otherwise it will be too soft and it won’t be delicious. The vermicelli should still be in long stands after you fried it. It will break into short lengths if you overcook it.

Heat up some garlic oil, including garlic bits, in  a frying pan or wok. Drain the rice vermicelli and pour it into the wok. Add a little light soya sauce and keep frying until fragrant and dry, maybe 1-2 minutes. Add the cooked spinach and mix well. If there’s any sauce in the spinach you may want to leave that out which I did because I didn’t want my fried vermicelli to be wet. Dish up into individual plates and scoop the cajun prawns and crab sticks stir fry on top. Serve hot.

Note that the cajun prawns dish is already salty enough so do not add too much soya sauce into the vermicelli or too much chicken stock granules into the spinach. It’s healthier not to consume too much salt.

Do you like rice vermicelli? What is your favourite way of cooking it? Please share add and comment in the comment box below.

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62 Comments

zerrin  on March 29th, 2010

Mary, this looks like a great dinner with these lovely colors.I’m not so used to combine these ingredients together, but sounds like a great idea!

Sushma Mallya  on March 29th, 2010

Nice idea to make a complete meal…looks very yum mary…

Priya  on March 29th, 2010

Slurppp!!!such a droolworthy cajun prawns and vermicelli dish..makes me hungry..

Divina  on March 29th, 2010

This is a great weeknight dinner meal. It’s great to have leftovers to be used for the following day. The noodles are so flavorful with these.

Happy Cook  on March 29th, 2010

Drooldrool, looking so so delicous.

Angie's Recipes  on March 29th, 2010

Love those homey dishes you prepared for the family! They are simply delicious!

Angie's Recipes  on March 29th, 2010

I think I need to get myself soon some Cajun prawns!

Katherine  on March 29th, 2010

What a fantastic way to make soemthing Ito
something more interesting. I like the green vegies. I absolutely love all green vegies. Such a great
post Mary. Thanks for sharing.

3hungrytummies  on March 29th, 2010

Hi Mary this is such an innovative dish, the cajun spice will go so well with vermicelli!

Wendy  on March 29th, 2010

… oh how I love prawns… how I would love this for my lunch on this cold, wet and foggy day!

Cheah  on March 29th, 2010

Rice vermicelli is my favourite. I can wallop your plate of rice vermicelli and may even ask for more!

somewhere in singapore  on March 29th, 2010

Dinner time coming, hehe… u making me drooling, hehe…

Mary  on March 29th, 2010

@zerrin - Give a try. I find it very delicious. We had it for breakfast. My hubby even want to eat some of my share. Of course I won’t let…LOL :D

@Sushma Mallya - Thanks very much, Sushma! :D

@Priya - Haha….time to cook! :D

@Divina - Next time I’ll have to purposely cook extra cajun prawns to make this dish the next day. I only had enough to cook for 2 persons! It was 2 big plates though…just nice for 2 hungry people :D

@Happy Cook - Thanks very much for visiting and comment! :D

@Angie’s Recipes - Thanks very much, Angie! Have fun cooking :D

@Katherine - Thanks very much, Katherine! :D

@3hungrytummies Yes, it does. Never thought it would go so well. I’ll be cooking it again soon :D

@Wendy - Oh…I’m really longing for the warm and hot days to be here. Food is one of my best comforts now in this cold weather :D Keep Cooking!

@Cheah - Whah….you must be very hungry…LOL :D

@somewhere in singapore - It’s making me hungry too as I look at it…haha. I’ll cook it again soon :D

SathyaSridhar  on March 29th, 2010

Lovely foood,,looks colourful and tempting,,,

Treat and Trick  on March 29th, 2010

What a great idea to use leftover dish, looks very colorful and delicious….

Joanne  on March 29th, 2010

More cajun food! Gotta love it. Especially with vermicelli which are so much fun to eat! Way to spruce up your leftovers BIG TIME.

Love2cook  on March 29th, 2010

Hi dear Mary, sorry for my late visit…;)

Thanks for stopping by my space ya. I just had some time now to check my mails…and I made sure to visit U too.:)

U’ve got an awesome space here with all yummy food! Loved it…see ya…keep in touch.

I’ll be back in action again maybe 2~3 weeks from now. Tk care! ;)

kristy  on March 29th, 2010

I thought of making braise rice vermicelli tomorrow. Hope my children will like it! (headache) haha… Yours look very delicious! I hope that enough for everyone!

penny aka jeroxie  on March 29th, 2010

I just had fried noodles today as well. Must like cajun spices in the noodles next time

Janice  on March 29th, 2010

I’ve never cooked rice vermicelli, but I may do now that you have explained how to cook it properly. I’m surprised you have difficulty getting spinach, it is usually available in the supermarket.

Christine@Christine's Recipes  on March 29th, 2010

Great dish, simple and yummy.
I’ve had rice vermicelli soup for lunch today too, heehee…

Drick  on March 29th, 2010

beautiful meal - your cajun shrimp looks wonderful and with the vegetables and vermicelli, gotta be out of the world…

Mary  on March 29th, 2010

@SathyaSridhar - Thanks very much, Sathya! :D

@Treat and Trick - Thanks very much! :D

@Joanne - I’m so glad I’m better these days at using left overs. A pat on my own back…haha :D

@Love2cook - Thanks very much for visiting and comment despite your busyness! Please take care! See you again soon :D

@kristy - Haha….not enough for everyone :D I need more cajun prawns left overs next time!

@penny aka jeroxie - I will try cajun noodles next time…mmmm :D

@Janice - Oh I can get spinach easily at the normal supermarkets but not this particular type that we like. The leaves are big and long. The stems are also very tender. This spinach is very delicious and you can always get at Chinese restaurants too. Have fun cooking the rice vermicelli :D

@Christine@Christine’s Recipes - I love rice vermicelli soup too. I have yo cook that soon :D

@Drick - Thanks very much, Drick! I have to thank you very much for the inspiration :D I’m a good student, right? :P

fimère  on March 29th, 2010

une assiette très appétissante et remplie de bonnes saveurs, j’adore
bonne journée

Nasi Lemak Lover  on March 29th, 2010

This look simple and yummy! I like meehoon too..

anncoo  on March 29th, 2010

hehee…Mary, I also cooked prawns with tung hoon. Both of us are almost the same timing. I must try to get this cajun powder or sauce so that I try your cajun prawns recipe.

COLARGOL  on March 29th, 2010

Here is another fabulous dish that I loved taste! Bravo

the lacquer spoon  on March 29th, 2010

Wow, I’ve learnt cajun spice and vermicelli
are good friends! Thank you!!

Mary  on March 29th, 2010

Your foos is always so wonderfully colorful. This looks amazing. I also love that it is so easy to do. I hope you have a great day, Mary.

Sarah, Maison Cupcake  on March 29th, 2010

This looks so good, I always get in a pickle with my noodles, they stick together. I’m probably cooking them too long?

Mimi  on March 29th, 2010

Very simple and flavorful.
Mimi

Mary  on March 29th, 2010

@fimère - Thanks very much! :D

@Nasi Lemak Lover - Thanks very much, Sonia! :D

@anncoo - Our craving for prawns must have hit us at the same time … LOL :D I want to cook it with tung hoon, too.

@COLARGOL - Time to take out your wok or frying pan :D

@the lacquer spoon - Give a try. I like it very much! :D

@Mary - Thanks very much, Mary! Have a wonderful day, too :D

@Sarah, Maison Cupcake - I hope my tips help. Let me know if you ever need more help. Have fun cooking :D

@Mimi - Thanks very much, Mimi! :D

kamalika  on March 29th, 2010

Just awesome and so colourful…

Tuty @Scentofspice  on March 29th, 2010

I like both stir fried rice vermicelli and rice vermicelli soup (Bihun Kuah Kombinasi).My auntie advised me not to soak the rice vermicelli in hot water at all, I guess because the kind of vermicelli back home was very fragile. So I still soak mine in tepid water until just soften. :-)

Namitha  on March 29th, 2010

Such a wonderful meal…yummmm

Anh  on March 29th, 2010

I really like cajun spiced anything. :) Love this recipe!

Mary  on March 29th, 2010

@kamalika - Thanks very much, Kamalika! :D

@Tuty @Scentofspice - I always soak in hot water because i want it fast. So it’s always a quick soak. Also I don’t go for fine types. I think you better stick to your way to be safe :D

@Namitha - Thanks very much! :D

deana@lostpastremembered  on March 29th, 2010

Mary> I love this cajun prawn thing you are doing! What great flavors and adding it to the vermicelli gives it one heck of a new lease on life. Bravo.@

Roti n Rice  on March 29th, 2010

This is good for any time of the day. Looks so colorful and tasty. I cook a lot of rice vermicelli too :)

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Faith  on March 29th, 2010

This looks like such a healthy and delicious meal…perfect for any night of the week!

rosebelle  on March 29th, 2010

A great dinner idea for me this week! The addition of spinach is wonderful, it’s healthy and a great source of iron and folate.

Sangi  on March 29th, 2010

wow!yummy combo!looks amzingly delicious!tnx for sharing

tasteofbeirut  on March 29th, 2010

What a flavorful and easy meal! Combining noodles and veggies and shrimp is so practical and the result is delicious!

Krissy @ The Food Addicts  on March 30th, 2010

vermicelli is definitely fun to cook with - especially when you combine it with ingredients like cajun prawns (wow!). what’s nice about eating vermicelli is that it’s really light… you don’t feel overly stuffed and full afterwards!

blessedhomemaker  on March 30th, 2010

What a great way to utilise your leftovers!

Catherine  on March 30th, 2010

Mmmm I’d never heard of vermicelli before, this looks wonderful, my mouth is watering :)

tigerfish  on March 30th, 2010

We have similar cooking styles - love our greens and enjoy easy cooking, tasty food :D

petite nyonya  on March 30th, 2010

This looks just delicious! I just bought cajun spice last week and was thinking of marinating it with prawns too. :)

Mary  on March 30th, 2010

@deana@lostpastremembered - Thanks very much, Deana! :D

@Roti n Rice - Thanks very much, Biren! :D

@Faith - Thanks very much, Faith! :D

@rosebelle - Totally agree with you on spinach. I always add more vegetables to vermicelli or noodle dish to make everyone eat more vegetables :D Happy cooking!

@Sangi - Thanks very much, Sangi! :D

@tasteofbeirut - Thanks very much! :D

@Krissy @ The Food Addicts - Totally agree with you that vermicelli is light. I feel more bloated with noodles. Lovely to know you like it too :D

@blessedhomemaker - Thanks very much! I’m definitely getting better these days with using left overs :D

@Catherine - Give a try. It’s very delicious. I like it very much :D

@tigerfish - We sure have healthier taste…LOL :D

@petite nyonya - Mmmm….delicious. You make me drool :D

rebecca  on March 30th, 2010

wow what a delicious meal nom nom

Sarah  on March 30th, 2010

This looks so good! I love prawns in anything. Thank you for the step by step instructions.

Mary  on March 30th, 2010

@rebecca - Thanks very much, Rebecca! :D

@Sarah - You are most welcome! Have fun cooking :D

shahana  on March 30th, 2010

New to me.But looks really tempting…

Thas  on March 30th, 2010

Shrimp and crab stir fry looks delicious. That’s a great makeover.

peachkins  on March 30th, 2010

This looks fantastic!

Carolyn Jung  on March 30th, 2010

I love it when one great dish leads right to another. Using leftovers creatively, yet simply, is definitely a worthwhile skill to have.

pegasuslegend  on March 30th, 2010

wow what an awesome combo go to try this for sure my favorites in one dish! awesome

Mary  on March 31st, 2010

@shahana - Thanks very much for visiting and comment! Give a try. It’s delicious :D

@Thas - Thanks very much, Thas! :D

@peachkins - Thanks very much, Peachkins! :D

@Carolyn Jung - Thanks very much, Carolyn. I’m improving on my skill in using up leftovers :D

@pegasuslegend - Thanks very much, Claudia! Have fun cooking :D

andyh  on March 31st, 2010

looks lovely Mary, I reckon I will definetely be trying this recipe. Andy

Mary  on March 31st, 2010

@andyh - Thanks very much, Andyh! Have fun cooking :D

MarkSpizer  on May 3rd, 2010

great post as usual!

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