Prep 25 mins
Cook 5 mins
I am so thrilled to find a great fried rice recipe that includes more than soy in the sauce. This is from a fabulous cookbook called Kylie Kwong, Simple Chinese Cooking. Easy and tasty, like most stir fry recipes the cooking time is minimal, it's all the chopping that takes the time. Left overs were fantastic. Enjoy!
- 1⁄3 cup vegetable oil
- 4 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 red onion, small, finely diced
- 1 tablespoon gingerroot, finely diced
- 1 lb boneless chicken thighs, finely sliced (a bit more or less chicken works fine)
- 2 teaspoons white sugar
- 1 tablespoon dry sherry (or shao hsing wine)
- 4 cups steamed rice (I used 3 cups and it worked fine)
- 1 cup bean sprouts
- 2⁄3 cup green onion, sliced
- 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
- 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
- 1⁄4 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1⁄4 cup fresh cilantro (sprigs or chopped)
- 1⁄4 cup green onion (for optional garnish) (optional)
- Heat half the oil in a hot wok (or other appropriate pan), until surface seems to shimmer slightly.
- Pour beaten eggs into wok and leave to cook on the base of the wok for 10 seconds before folding egg mixture over onto itself with a spatula and lightly scrambling for about 1 minute or until almost cooked through.
- Carefully remove omelette from wok with a spatula and drain on paper towel. Set aside.
- Heat remaining oil in the hot wok and stir-fry onion and ginger for 30 seconds.
- Add chicken and stir-fry for 1 minute.
- Stir in sugar and cook, stirring, for 20 seconds.
- Add sherry (or wine) and stir-fry for a further 20 seconds. Toss in reserved omelette along with remaining ingredients, except cilantro and garnish.
- Stir-fry, using a spatula to break up the egg into smaller pieces, for about 2 minutes or until will combined and rice is heated through.
- Remove from heat and toss rice with cilantro.
- Transfer rice to a bowl, garnish with green onions and serve.
This was devoured! I tried to be clever & drizzled the egg along the upper rim of my wok imstead of cooking it first (then removing & dirtying another dish, lol) but it really doesn't work well. Follow the directions! What I made was still yummy enough for everyone to gobble up. Made for Culinary Quest/CCQ.
This is a good fried rice recipe. I made as written with a couple of exceptions. I used a yellow onion and omitted the green onions and cilantro, just a personal preference. The flavor was good but I thought something was missing so I added another tablespoon of soy sauce and that worked. Thanks for posting! *Made for My-3-Chefs fall 2009*