Fried Rice Recipe
Fried rice is an absolute favorite rice dish among many people. It's easy to see why – it's simple to make, can be made with a variety of ingredients, and is just downright delicious.
This fried rice recipe is my personal favorite way to make the dish. I like to use a mix of vegetables, including carrots, peas, and corn. I also add in some green onions for a bit of flavor. Feel free to add in whatever vegetables you like – broccoli, mushrooms, and peppers to customize the way you like.
The Secret Behind A Scrumptious Fried Rice
The key to making a really great fried rice is all in the rice. You want to use day-old rice that has been cooked and then cooled. This will help to ensure that the rice is nice and dry, so it doesn't get mushy when you fry it.
Another important tip is to make sure that you fry the rice in batches. If you try to fry it all at once, the rice will stick together and you won't get that nice, crispy texture that you're looking for.
Type Of Rice To Be Used In Fried Rice
Any type of rice can be used for fried rice, but I prefer to use white Sushi rice or Basmati rice. The sushi type of rice is really sticky, which helps it to adhere to the vegetables and other ingredients. It also has a nice, mild flavor that lets the taste of the vegetables and soy sauce shine through.
If you can't find white sushi rice, you can also use jasmine rice or basmati rice. Just make sure that the rice is nice and dry before you start frying it.
Egg Scrambling Tips
- Most fried rice recipes call for scrambled eggs, and this one is no exception. I like to add the eggs in towards the end of the cooking process, so they don't get overcooked.
- When scrambling the eggs, make sure to do it in a separate pan from the rice. This will help to ensure that the eggs are cooked properly.
- Another tip is to use a rubber spatula to scramble the eggs. This will help to create smaller, more evenly cooked eggs.
Adding The Soy Sauce
- Soy sauce is a key ingredient in any fried rice recipe. It's what gives the dish its salty, umami flavor.
- When adding soy sauce to the dish, make sure to do it towards the end of the cooking process. You don't want to add too much, or the dish will be too salty.
- A good rule of thumb is to start with 1 tablespoon of soy sauce and then add more to taste.
As I mentioned before, I like to use a mix of vegetables in my fried rice. This not only gives the dish a great flavor and texture, but it also makes it more nutritious.
- One trick that I like to use is to cook the vegetables in batches. This ensures that they are all cooked properly and don't get mushy.
- Another trick is to cut the vegetables into small pieces. This allows them to cook evenly and also prevents them from overpowering the dish.
Fried rice is also a great way to use up any leftover meat that you have. Chicken, beef, and pork are all great options. Simply cook the meat in a separate pan and then add it to the fried rice when it's done.
If you don't have any leftover meat, you can also cook the meat from scratch. Simply add it to the pan with the vegetables and cook it until it's browned.
Frying The Rice
Once you have all of your ingredients ready to go, it's time to start frying the rice.
- Heat a large pan or wok over high heat and then add in 1 tablespoon of oil. Once the oil is hot, add in half of the rice and spread it out evenly.
- Let the rice cook for 1-2 minutes without stirring. Then, use a spatula to stir the rice and break up any clumps.
- Continue cooking the rice, stirring occasionally, until it is nice and crispy. Then, remove it from the pan and set it aside.
Repeat this process with the remaining rice.
Finishing Up The Dish
Once all of the rice has been fried, it's time to add in the scrambled eggs and soy sauce.
- Start by adding the eggs to the pan and then scrambling them until they are cooked.
- Then, add in the soy sauce and stir everything together.
- Finally, add in the fried rice and stir everything together. Cook for 1-2 minutes, or until the dish is heated through.
And that's it! Your fried rice is now ready to be served. Enjoy!
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