Monday, November 10, 2008

Simple Fried Rice

I wrote about "How to cook the perfect fried rice" in mysimplefood.com a few weeks ago. I realized that I never did a posting on fried rice despite cooking in regularly in my kitchen. To me, fried rice is such an easy dish. All I need is overnight rice and then I can throw in whatever ingredients into the fried rice.



This time, it will be a very basic and simple fried rice. I only need 4 ingredients.
1. Overnight rice (kept in fridge)
2. 2 eggs
3. Long Beans - 4-5 stalks (chopped)
4. Some minced pork or chicken

Simple steps -

1. My tip for a perfect fried rice - I always cook the ingredients first and then kept aside. This is to ensure that I only focus on making the rice perfect when I put the rice in the wok. So in this case, I used a 2 TBSP of oil in wok, add in the minced meat, stir fry and then add in the chopped long beans. Stir fry for 5 minutes, add some salt, scoop up and keep aside.


2. In the same wok, add 1 TBSP of oil. Pour beaten egg into the wok.


3. Do not need to flip the egg. Just pour the overnight rice on top of egg. Remember, make sure that you have loosen the rice before you put into wok.


4. Mix the rice around in the wok in a fast motion. Fire can be at mid to high. Add some salt and light soy sauce. If you want it to be darker, you can add dark soy sauce.


5. Continuously stir the rice in wok to prevent rice from sticking to wok. Add the cooked meat and long beans on rice.


6. Now, all you need to do is to continuously stir fry to mix the rice around and let the heat from the wok enveloped the rice. Imagine you are a top chef in the kitchen, using your strong arms to stir up the best fried rice.


7. That's it. It's that easy. The fried rice looks a bit dry cos I used very little oil and I do not like my rice wet. To me, most important is to get a fried rice that has "heat of the wok" ("wok hei"). Then all the ingredients will blend well together.

13 comments:

horizon said...

You made them looked so simple:) I hate the preparing and the cleaning part.

Anonymous said...

I would suggest that you fried the rice first and then add in the egg. This will ensure that the egg adhere to the rice.

New Kid on the Blog said...

i would suggest to add some chili, that will make the fried rice colourful. :)

Little Inbox said...

Normally I use rice which is freshly cooked. Just need to left it cool before fry rice.

mysimplefood said...

Hi Horizon - hehehe....tell me about it. I don't mind the preparing that much but definite not the washing. Hubby does it :)

Anonymous - Thanks for the suggestion. I was thinking of it that way too but opted the for egg first because it is easier to control.

mysimplefood said...

new kid on the blog - yeah! I missed that. And I love Chilli too.

Little box - For me, overnight fridge rice usually works better cos the rice has hardened. The freshly cooked rice is a bit lumpy, so you will need to watch the fire and strong arms to stir fry really fast.

PureGlutton said...

Hi, visiting u here too :) Nice recipes... i also have some similar ones in my blog :-))
Having a yummy time browsing thru yours.

mysimplefood said...

Hi PureGlutton - thanks for visiting. I will link you to my blog.

stephchows said...

I am loving all of your recipes!! I can't wait to try some!

mysimplefood said...

Hi Stephchows - thanks much for visiting. I am new in cooking and blogging so I am just cooking really simple recipes. Hope you like it!!

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