How to Make Canned Sardines Fried Rice

Updated on August 1, 2019
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I am a chef on a luxury world cruise liner. I love to cook and write recipes that are inspired by foods from all over the world.

how to make canned sardines fried rice
how to make canned sardines fried rice | Source

I always have canned sardines in my pantry at home. Why? Because I can eat it straight from the can, or I can cook it with a variety of other ingredients. Canned sardines come in several different formats, as well, such as sardines in oil, sardines in tomato sauce, and fried sardines, to name few.

Undeniably, there are so many different recipe possibilities when it comes to canned sardines. Since I'm a huge fan of fried rice, I created a recipe using sardines in tomato sauce. I ate the finished dish with a boiled egg, and it turned out to be a simple yet delicious breakfast.

ingredients for canned sardines fried rice recipe
ingredients for canned sardines fried rice recipe | Source

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups rice, cooked
  • 1/4 cup mixed vegetables, frozen
  • 80 grams sardines, in tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon spring onions
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • cooking oil
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste

Utensils

For Preparation:

  • 2 medium bowl
  • 1 small bowl
  • 1 small plate
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons

For Cooking:

  • pan
  • cooking spoon

Cook Time

Prep time: 3 min
Cook time: 7 min
Ready in: 10 min
Yields: 2 servings

Sardines Fried Rice Step-by-Step Procedure

Instructions

  1. Heat a small amount of oil in a pan. Immediately add the butter.
  2. Saute garlic in butter and oil mixture.
  3. Add frozen vegetables.
  4. Stir in sardines with tomato sauce. Cut sardines into half using the cooking spoon.
  5. Mix in cooked rice. Cook for a couple of minutes while constantly stirring.
  6. Sprinkle in spring onions. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Toss the fried rice. Turn off the heat.

Finished Product

canned sardines fried rice with perfectly cooked boiled egg
canned sardines fried rice with perfectly cooked boiled egg | Source

Tips and Techniques

  1. Use freshly cut vegetables if available.
  2. Add a small amount of oil while heating up the butter to prevent the latter from burning.
  3. Replace spring onions with regular onions if preferred. Saute it together with the garlic.
  4. For an extra kick, choose a spicy version of sardines in tomato sauce.
  5. Use leftover or a day-old fluffy rice to give a better texture.

Questions & Answers

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      • Miebakagh57 profile image

        Miebakagh Fiberesima 

        13 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

        Hi, Dred cuan, oh yes. You are welcomed. Have a nice day.

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        13 months ago from California

        Hello Miebakagh,

        You are always welcome! I hope you can grow your own vegetables as well! Cheers!

      • Miebakagh57 profile image

        Miebakagh Fiberesima 

        13 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

        Hey, Dred cuan, thanks for the information. I will implement it as suggested.

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        13 months ago from California

        Hi Miebakagh,

        You can simply plant in a pot if you don't have any available land for farming. Just place it outside your house. That's what I did at home, I had pretty much success on that matter.

      • Miebakagh57 profile image

        Miebakagh Fiberesima 

        13 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

        Hey, Dred cuan, I am thinking along that line to grow and watch my organic vegetables. But I had a problem acquiring land for the project. It will soon be over. I like and welcomed your venture in farming these nutritious foodstuffs. They should be in any cook kitchen daily. Thank you.

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        13 months ago from California

        Hello Miebakagh,

        LOL Actually, even I live in a very city, I make sure to plant my own vegetables in my garden. I have aloe vera, bird's eye chili, ginger, malabar spinach, moringa, onion, oregano, and water spinach. I'm still waiting for my tomatoes and lemon to grow. Both are almost 2-inch tall already.

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        13 months ago from California

        Hi Liz,

        Sardines in a salad is such a wonderful idea. I would definitely try it next time! Next time you run out of time or just simply like to eat something easy to prepare, try this canned sardines fried recipe. It's so delicious that I bet you will truly enjoy!

      • Miebakagh57 profile image

        Miebakagh Fiberesima 

        13 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

        Oh, How wonderful? Just exactly as I do? How come are you copying me always? Happy Sunday to you and yours.

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        Liz Westwood 

        13 months ago from UK

        Only today I opened a can of sardines and made a salad. Thank you for giving me an alternative meal idea.

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        13 months ago from California

        Hello Miebakagh,

        I love ginger when added to water. I always store a pitcher of it inside my refrigerator for my everyday use.

      • Miebakagh57 profile image

        Miebakagh Fiberesima 

        13 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

        Hi, Dred cuan, that's true. That is also the reason I am regularly reading your articles. Take your garlic bread for example. I made such stuff years ago before we meet on HubPages. In addition to garlic, I add ginger, and nutmeg as a preservative. The later which is a natural preservation, just a small amount because too much can result in health problems. Enjoy the day, I do.

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        13 months ago from California

        Hi Miebakagh,

        I think we have the same food preference. I enjoy eating fruits and vegetables aside from poultry, fish, and seafood.

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        Miebakagh Fiberesima 

        13 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

        Hey, Dred cuan, you are always welcomed. My wife regularly begs me to cook the coconut rice. Have you heard that man creates beer, but God created wine? I do not drink beer. But wine I used when the occasion desires it. Fish and kinds of seafood are my favorite foods besides fruits and vegetables. My breakfast yesterday morning consists of fruits and veggies, plus fish. Thank you.

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        13 months ago from California

        Hello Miebakagh,

        You are absolutely right! I left no choice but to taste most dishes. I am chicken, fish, and seafood lover. Seldom I eat pork, beef, and venison since I find it hard to digest these foods.

        The coconut rice is familiar to me. I tasted similar to it. The famous dish in Indonesia, they called it Nasi Lemak.

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        Miebakagh Fiberesima 

        13 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

        Hi, Dred cuan, I would love to likewise. A chef should be tasting and eating his/her cookings always, right? And then settled on some favorites.

        But for health sake, I do eat a variety of foods. For instance, rice is rice. But I preferred semi-polished rice in place of white rice. My family likes my coconut rice when made with various kinds of seafood including canned sardines. Thank you.

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        13 months ago from California

        Hello Miebakagh,

        Feel free to add any other ingredients you prefer for the recipe. I can consider that eating sardines is one of my simple pleasures in life. I don't really know why. Maybe because working in a huge kitchen where I can taste all kinds of food all the time made me crave for simple dishes like this.

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        Miebakagh Fiberesima 

        13 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

        Hi,Dred cuan, I loved the recipe. Canned sardines are a high source of nucleic acid that combated aging. I like it best with semi-ripe mangoes but I also eat them with rice. Your recipe adds spring onions. I will try adding this lady onions into the rice. Thank you.

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