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I’ve been making fried rice like this for a million years and just realized I’ve never shared my recipe here. I made my fried rice to keep and be sold by the tub over lunch time, so I was very particular about how I made it. This is a scaled down amount to that which I’d make commercially. I don’t much like celery or carrots in it, but would use them in rather than waste them if they were hanging around in the fridge. I don’t use soy sauce in it as I find it penetrates the grains of rice and goes soggy-oyster or hoisin being thicker coat the grains, makes them go glossy and keep better. And so many cooks are so heavy handed with soy that the rice goes the ugliest shade of dark brown. Eeewwww. 2 of us just ate this for lunch; it would serve 4 as a side dish. Rice is best cooked the day before and chilled in the fridge. Overcooked, gluggy rice won’t make good fried rice! This isn’t authentic, but it always worked well for me.
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- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (not olive please)
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon chili oil (optional)
- 2 slices bacon, chopped
- 1 small onion, halved, then sliced vertically
- 1 small garlic clove, crushed
- 1/4 cup red capsicum, cut to dice about the size of a pea
- 1/4 cup green capsicum, cut to dice about the size of a pea
- 1/4 cup green peas, if frozen, defrosted under running water
- 1/4 cup corn kernel
- 2 eggs, whisked
- 1 teaspoon chicken stock powder
- 3 cups cooked white rice
- 1/4 cup finely sliced green onion top
- 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
- 1Heat the oils in a wok or frying pan and add the onion, bacon and garlic clove. Cook over medium heat until the onion is really well softened and the bacon is cooked through. (About 10 minutes).
- 2Add the red and green capsicums, peas and corn and cook for 2 or three minutes; you want the capsicums brightly coloured and still crisp.
- 3Push all that to the edge and pour in the egg. Gently push the cooked egg to the outside (allowing the raw stuff to flow in to the centre) don’t beat it around too much as you want it visible in the finished dish!
- 4When all the egg is cooked, gently mix all this together, then increase the heat and add the stock powder and rice. Get a lifter and turn the rice over (too much stirring with spoons doesn’t work IMO).
- 5When the rice is well heated through, stir though the oyster sauce and the onion tops and serve. You can offer soy at the table if you must.
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Nutritional Facts for Fried Rice My Way
Serving Size: 1 (253 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 2
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 696.3
- Calories from Fat 228
- Total Fat 25.3 g
- Saturated Fat 5.1 g
- Cholesterol 191.4 mg
- Sodium 402.7 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 99.0 g
- Dietary Fiber 4.4 g
- Sugars 4.2 g
- Protein 17.2 g