Last Updated on December 16, 2020 by
Yesterday, we were in Africa and today we’ve gone to Vietnam’s version with a really intense tomato flavor. Tomato paste is what gives the intensity of flavor in this version. Do not substitute tomato puree or tomato sauce. It is not as intensely flavored as the paste and the result will be much more delicately flavored and not this traditional version.
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 3 cups cooked rice
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 6 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- salt, to taste (optional)
In a wok, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil. Add garlic and fry for 10 seconds. Add eggs and start to scramble them. As soon as they start to firm up, add rice.
Add the remaining tablespoon of oil & 3 tablespoons of the tomato paste. Cook until the rice is well coated with the tomato.
Add fish sauce, the rest of the tomato paste and the sugar.
Cook until the rice is well coated with the tomato paste and heated through.
Notes: Use salt sparingly because there is salt content in the fish sauce. If your cooked rice already has salt, you most likely won’t need to add any additional salt, at all.
Com Da Ca Chua (Vietnamese Tomato Rice)
- In a wok, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil.
- Add garlic and fry for 10 seconds.
- Add eggs and start to scramble them. As soon as they start to firm up, add rice.
- Add the remaining tablespoon of oil & 3 tablespoons of the tomato paste.
- Cook until the rice is well coated with the tomato.
- Add fish sauce, the rest of the tomato paste and the sugar.
Love to try this rice , Looks very tempting, in first line, you wrote garlic instead of oil.
Thanks – I fixed it!
Thanks for the tour Mir, I am enjoying your virtual trips around the globe with this simple yet interesting theme..
wow thats an fantastic Vietnamese rice 🙂 looks very inviting !!
Yummy Mir and tomato rice looks mouthwatering
Such a beautiful vietnamese rice, the colour of the dish itself is just inviting me.
That is such a yummy looking tomato rice with just a few ingredients. Will definitely try it out soon. What do you think I can sub fish sauce with — would vegan worcheshire sauce work??
It should be salty and fermented. Maybe try kinchi juice. Or Chinese mushroom sauce
Love the deep color of this dish.
I am not too keen about the fish sauce however that rice is so so inviting. good one Mer. Love the theme too.
Same food, cooked so differently with adding some more extra spice/flavors, i m not sure how the added egg would taste in the rice, it definitely looks appetizing!! 🙂
Hi, the tomato paste you talk about- is this a recipe or it is just a product you buy? if so can I have the recipe or name of the product? Thanks
It’s a basic supermarket item here – usually right next to tomato sauce. Its a very thick tomato concentrate