Kangkung Belacan is a Malaysian spicy water spinach stir fry flavored with chilies and shrimp paste. Full of umami flavor and delicious with steamed rice.
belacankangkung, convolvulus stir fry, kangkung belacan, water spinach stir fry
/ ong choy / water spinach / convolvulus, cut into 3-inch lengths (450g)
(seeded and cut into pieces)
6 to 8
or 1 medium onion (peeled and cut into pieces)
(washed and soaked for 10 minutes to soften) (15g)
(shrimp paste), toasted
Be sure to rinse water spinach well as it can be gritty. Allow vegetables to drain in colander for at least an hour or use a salad spinner to get rid of excessive water.
Blend red chilies, shallots, garlic, dried shrimps, and belacan with 2 to 3 tablespoons of water into a paste.
In a large pan or wok, heat oil. Saute blended mixture for 4 to 5 minutes until it is fragrant.
Add kangkung and fry on high heat for 2 to 3 minutes until vegetables are wilted. Add a little salt to taste.
Remove and serve immediately with steamed rice.
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Kangkung Belacan at https://www.rotinrice.com/kangkung-belacan/