Tinapa Tuna Fried Rice. Leftover rice from last night and a piece of Matambaka Tinapa I though I could make a good Tinapa Fried Rice. When I was working in Mc Dermott, Batam Island, Indonesia I have tried this fried rice with flakes of dried fish. It is called Nasi Goreng Ikan Asin (Salted Fish Fried Rice) it was really good. I want to try to use Tinapa instead of dried fish to make the sinagag taste more authentic Pilipino breakfast, add the aroma of Tinapa. I had only one piece of Tinapa so I added a small can of Tuna flakes, I want big flakes visible in my fried rice so I use the one with solid pack. This Fried Rice taste better than the Dried Fish Fried Rice and the Tinapa aroma you can not resist. You can try any variations you want you can even add eggs, but the main ingredient is the Tinapa. Here’s the recipe.
1 pc. medium size Tinapa, deboned and flaked
1 small can Tuna (solid cut in brine), flaked
6 cups of cold rice, loosely mashed
1/2 head garlic, crushed and chopped
1 medium size onion, chopped
1 cup mixed vegetables
In a wok, sauté garlic until lightly browned in high heat, add onions stir until transparent. Add Tinapa and Tuna flakes and cook until lightly crisp. Add the vegetables and cold rice and cook, tossing until thoroughly heated and flavours infused to the rice. Season with salt if desired. Serve at once.