Monday, September 14, 2009

Simple Fried Rice

This is the most delish fried rice recipe I have tried. There is a secret ingredient which makes it the best. Read on.....

What you need:
2 Tbsp cooking oil
3 eggs lightly beaten

6 Tbsp cooking oil
4 shallots sliced
2 cloves garlic chopped
3-4 Tbsp dried prawns, soaked and pounded (or chopped)
150g prawns, shelled and diced
2 dried shiitake mushrooms, soaked and diced
1 Tbsp cili boh, or to taste
4 cups cooked rice, left overnight

Seasoning - mix together in a bowl:
1 Tbsp light soy sauce
1 Tbsp oyster sauce
Dash of salt or to taste
Dash of pepper or to taste
1/8 tsp dark soy sauce for colour

What to do:

Heat up the 2 Tbsp oil in a wok, swirling the wok to coat the bottom well. Pour in eggs and scramble. Dish out and set aside.

Reheat the work, and add 6 Tbsp oil to saute the shallot and garlic until fragrant. Then add the dried prawns and stir-fry until aromatic and sizzling.

Add the prawns, mushrooms and chilli paste. Stri-fry for a minute or until aromatic. Stir in the cooked rice and mix well with the seasonings. Return the scrambled eggs to the wok and mix well.

Dish out onto plates and garnish with spring onions and shallot crisps. Serve the rice hot.

Always break up the lumps in the rice before throwing into wok.
If no prawns, substitue with sliced sausages - like what I did.
The dried prawns really really give it the flavour - it is truly the secret ingredient. It can be overpowering so best to pound it or chop it finely.

This recipe calls for 'prawns' but I used sliced sausages and sliced fish cake, garnished with shallot crisps.


J.J.S. said...

Looks so good! I usually use a packet of pre-packed spices for my fried rice. Not been able to really make nice fried rice without them here.

The Sudden Cook said...

Thanks Jo! U can take back some with u in Nov..they also have the ready made paste for fried mee hoon which is quite alright..

Anonymous said...

Hey! since when you became Goddess of the Kitchen? I had no idea, darlink. But now that you are, go forth and feed your family ...

The Sudden Cook said...

Hey! Thanks for dropping by! The cooking and baking grew on me. What can I say?

Vivien Macdonald said...

That's so funny that you wrote about Fried Rice. I was about to email you and give you my mother's fried rice recipe because the kids just love it. She came up with this fried rice using chopped up bacon and it's so good. But YOUR recipe looks fantastic too. With some added Lingams chilli sauce... goodness gracious!

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