Fried Rice is one of my favorite dishes to order out or for take-out. Lately, I haven’t had the time or the extra cash to eat out so I needed to learn to make this since I love to eat Asian food. I should have learned to make this years ago. It is so simple to make.
Don’t forget the secret ingredient: Oyster Sauce
I have a friend who hates eating fried rice that has green peas in it. Me, I love my veggies, peas are not a problem with me. With this recipe, you can add any kind of vegetable you want and it will still come out tasting great. We used chopped carrots, peppers, and scallions. For meat, we used Chinese sausage with the casing removed. I believe that we will use a chopped pork or beef tenderloin coated in red pork sauce next time.
The seasoning packet mentioned in the recipe was found in the Asian food section at my local supermarket, near where the Soy Sauce is located.
3 cups of cooked white rice – cold
1 package of fried rice spice – found in a packet just like taco seasoning
1 cup of chopped vegetables
1 lb of cooked meat – pork, beef, or shrimp
2 tablespoons of Soy Sauce
1 or 2 tablespoons of Oyster Sauce
2 scrambled eggs
oil for cooking
Cook rice. Rice can be either white or brown but it needs to be precooked and chilled.
Cook/Saute meat and set aside with rice.
Cook/saute diced vegetables.
Cook scrambled eggs.
Add all ingredients together in a wok and stir-fry with a bit of oil to the pan to prevent sticking to the pan and add Soy sauce, Oyster sauce and flavor packet. Probably could use Asian five spice in place of seasoning packet.
Eat and enjoy!
I love Chinese food and Thai Food so now I am on a quest to learn to make my own. So far I have learned to make egg rolls and fried rice. A friend of mine is from Thailand and she has been a great help to me. She has brought me dish after dish of Thai food to try, sparking my addition of recipes to learn. The only thing is, she doesn’t write down any of her recipes, they are all in her brain. Whenever I ask her how she made something, she tells me that I have to come watch her make that dish. She can’t tell me how much of the ingredients were used to make the recipe.
That is okay, Nom is a great cook, but she is also too busy to give me cooking lessons so I will learn how to make these dishes on my own. This past month I have learned to perfect my egg roll recipe. I can’t believe how easy they were to make, that is, once I was using the missing ingredient.
Secret Ingredient in Asian cooking, shh, don’t let them know I told you. – it’s – Wait for it !
Oyster Sauce = Ketchup
Ha ha ha. Who would have known that one ingredient would make such a difference?
In my search for Asian cooking recipes, I have found a couple of books to help out. Neither has a lot of recipes, but they do have popular recipes of the culture. You can get these books for your Kindle. That’s where I have mine.
I can’t wait to learn how to make papaya salad. Very spicy. Must eat with rice balls.