Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Fried rice

I only learnt how to cook a good stir fry in recent years, since viewing Kylie Kwong's cooking show on TV.

This recipe for fried rice is based on a recipe from her book Heart and Soul.

As well as being a nice comfort food, fried rice is the best homemade "fastfood", it's so quick to cook (so long as you have cooked rice in the fridge).

About 2 Tbpsn peanut oil
2 large eggs, beaten

1 1/2 Tbspn ginger, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, diced
1 onion, finely diced
1/2 cup chopped bacon or ham
1 tsp white sugar
2 Tbpsn shao hsing wine/Chinese cooking wine (or if not available use sherry)
3 cups cold cooked white rice (day old is best)
1 Tbpsn oyster sauce
about 1/2 cup spring onions, finely sliced
1 tsp vege stock powder or a splash of liquid stock
1/4 tsp sesame oil
Chopped red chilli(es to suit your heat requirement)
Splash of soy sauce

Prepare everything first and have it all lined up ready to go in the wok, as the cooking time is very short.

Heat oil in wok and pour in beaten eggs. Cook for about 1min, scrambling them lightly with a fish slice. Remove and set aside on a kitchen paper towel.

Wipe wok (carefully it will be very hot!) with more kitchen paper, add extra oil and stir fry ginger, chilli and garlic for 1min. Add onion, stir fry for 2min, add bacon and stir fry for another minute. Then add sugar and wine. Lastly add rice, the reserved cooked egg, oyster sauce, spring onions, stock and sesame oil. Stir fry for about 3min. Roughly chop egg as you stir.

Serve in bowls, eat with fork (or chopsticks if you prefer) with a splash of soy sauce or tamari to taste. (This quantity serves 2 people). Obviously omit bacon or ham if you are wanting a vegetarian meal..

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