Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Fried Rice made simple

I know I gushed about the fried rice I made a while back, and I still really love it.  This one is different, really good and a lot simpler to make.  Also hubby liked it better.  I think I still prefer the other one, but on the nights you don`t have a lot of time, this is the way to go.
This is from another cookbook I was given for Christmas - Easy Chinese Recipes, Bee Yinn Low.  There are a lot of ideas that include store bought items that I cannot find here. However there are also a few basic recipes given - in case you have time to make them yourself - or in my case, if something isn`t available.
Oh - and sorry for any odd characters or misspellings...I finally got a German keyboard after my laptop died and I`m still getting used to where all the keys are.

What you need:
500g white rice. Cooked and cooled
2 1/2 Tbls oil - I used sesame
3 eggs, beaten
3 cloves minced garlic
150g speckw├╝rfeli
80g frozen peas

1/2 Tbls soy sauce
1 1/2 Tbls fish sauce (Coop or Migros)
1/4 tsp sesame oil
3 dashes white pepper (I bought mine at the Turkish grocery store)

Mix all into a bowl and set aside.

Heat up a wok or large skillet, add 1/2 Tbls of oil and add the eggs. Cook until they are just done and break into pieces. Put in a small bowl or plate.

Add the remaining oil to the wok and add the garlic. Cook until light brown.  Add the speckw├╝rfeli (ham) until slightly browned and then add the peas.  Mix well and then add the rice in.

Mix in the seasonings and then add the egg.  Mix continuously for about 3 minutes. Add salt to taste, however since I used the full sodium soy sauce, I did not add any extra salt.

Serve immediately and enjoy!