Recipe: Olive Fried Rice (橄榄菜炒饭)

I was trying to recall the time that I first tasted and saw this Teochew Olive Fried Rice… Yes, yes, it was Soup Restaurant! My mum loves this dish and my sister will order this dish when we have lunch.  Although I am a Teochew, I was never a fan of this black olive till I tasted and saw the way it was being used in the fried rice. Be careful, this ingredient will make your fried rice irresistible!

Fried rice is always one of my favourites. It is a quick and easy way to prepare a delicious meal for the family and satisfy the tummies without any fuss. The type of ingredients that you want to add into your fried rice is up to your whim and fancy. However, the basic ingredients stay, that is overnight rice, and eggs. Get ready to turn on the heat and let your stir frying begin….

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Serves 4 persons


2 cups of cooked rice (refrigerated overnight)

200g bacon/minced pork/minced chicken

5 cloves of garlic, minced

5 shallots, finely chopped

3 to 4 heaped tablespoons of Black Olive Vegetable (drain the oil and remove seeds if any)

2 large eggs, beaten

2 tablespoons cooking oil


1 to 1½ teaspoons fish sauce to taste

Dashes of white pepper


Chopped spring onions

Chilli Belacan (homemade), optional


  1. Add bacon to a wok. Stir and cook until golden and the fat is rendered. Dish out and set aside.
  2. Heat about 2 tbsp of oil in the wok.
  3. Fry the garlic and shallots.
  4. If you are using minced meat instead of bacon, add in and fry till fragrant.
  5. Add in 2 tablespoons of the black olive vegetables.
  6. Next, add in the beaten eggs. Let it sit, without stirring, for about 10 seconds.
  7. Then stir with a wooden spoon.
  8. When the egg is almost cooked, pour in the rice and give it a few quick stirs to mix well.
  9. Add in some fish sauce and some pepper to taste.
  10. At this juncture, add in the bacon, and if you like, more black olive vegetables.
  11. Continue to fry until everything is well combined and the rice is of an even colour.
  12. Dish out the fried rice and garnish it with some spring onions. Serve immediately.

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Hi! My name is Josephine Go. I blog at in a segment called Mummy’s Kitchen. I love to use fresh and natural ingredients in my cooking to promote healthy eating. Some of my recipes may not be in line with the traditional methods of cooking to the extent that some of the ingredients are different, but hopefully new recipes are being created in my style. I certainly hope that what I do will help guide kitchen first-timers on how to cook their first meal as well as further equip kitchen veterans with new recipes. My loving husband and two wonderful children are my best guinea pigs and critics. They have enjoyed (or endured) the food that has been served to them for all these years. Mind you, I did not know how to cook or ever knew that I could cook till I got married. So there is hope for everyone. If I can cook, you can cook. You will not know how good or talented you are until you put your hand in the plough.

2 thoughts on “Recipe: Olive Fried Rice (橄榄菜炒饭)

  1. Teo Keng Choo says:

    Can I know what is black olive vegetable and where I can buy it?

    1. Hi Maureen, you should be able to buy a jar of black olive vegetables at a convenience store near you. 🙂

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