FRIED RICE is a popular component of Asian cuisine, especially Chinese food. It is made from steamed rice stir-fried in a wok, often with other ingredients such as eggs, vegetables, and meat. It is sometimes served as the penultimate dish in Chinese banquets (just before dessert). As a home-cooked dish, fried rice typically is made with left over ingredients from other dishes, leading to countless variations.
The secret in making good Yang Chow Fried Rice lies in the completeness of the ingredients; the more ingredients are used, the better. Aside from the ingredient count, it is also important not to deviate with the original ingredients. This brings in good flavors that made this fried rice recipe stand out – even until this time.
Among the necessary ingredients is Barbecued Pork. Also known as Char Siu, Barbecued Pork unleashes great flavors that make this fried rice recipe interesting. It also makes this fried rice complete – making it a meal in itself.
- 6 cups cooked white rice, refrigerated overnight
- 1 cup barbecued pork, chopped
- 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 8 to 10 pieces shrimps, shelled and deveined
- 3/4 cup green peas
- 1/4 cup green onion, chopped
- 2 pieces raw eggs, beaten
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon ginger, minced
- 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
- 3 tablespoons cooking oil
- Heat cooking oil and sauté ginger and garlic.
- Add shrimps and cook for a minute. Remove the shrimps and set aside.
- Pour-in the beaten egg mixture and cook.
- When the egg is cooked, divide into small pieces. Add the rice and mix well.
- Put-in the soy sauce, sugar, and salt. Mix with the other ingredients.
- Add barbecued pork. Cook for 3 minutes.
- Add green peas and shrimp. Cook for another 3 minutes.
- Put-in the green onions. Cook for 2 minutes while mixing with the other ingredients.
- Turn the heat off and then transfer to a serving plate.
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