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This recipe makes quite nice fried rice. It's full of colorful vegetables that make it tasty as well as attractive. I am another who didn't follow the directions for the rice. I already had, in the refrigerater, cooked brown rice, so I used about 4 servings worth of that. I did use frozen green peas instead of snow peas, added some more fresh mushrooms, and omitted the watercress, but in general, followed the recipes for ingredients and amounts. I prefer the vegetables for fried rice to be chopped very fine, so ignored those directions. I used full sodium soy sauce rather than low sodium soy sauce, and on tasting the results at the end of cooking, I added about 2 tablespoons of Chinese rice wine. I think next time I'd like to add some egg, as the person who posted the picture seems to have. Thank you for posting this recipe. It's not exactly what I was aiming for, but it is good.
I made several changes: I increased the amount of veggies and shrimp, excluded the ginger and watercress leaves, and I didn't set the rice aside for 3 1/2 hours. Despite it all, the recipe was a hit!
I thought this was a lot of work but produced a solid one dish meal. I pretty much doubled everything (rice and veggies) though left the oil the same. Oh, and I didn't do the recommended thing with rice. I did cook it and then cool it first. Though I used instant brown rice because of time constraints I do not recommend that. Crisper rice would have been nicer. Like ellie I left some veggies out (celery and watercress) and added extra carrots and others. I also used a leek instead of green onion though ours ended up being the most pungent leek I have ever used and the flavor dominated a bit. My husband said he would have rather had the leek put on earlier and cooked a bit more, but I liked the crispness. Oh, and I rehydrated some dehydrated shitakes and I loved that touch too. This was a nice healthy meal. Thanks!
Very good week-night supper. I used a little more or some of the vegetable ingredients and skipped the celery and the watercress. I also used a little more oil than indicated but all in all a very good recipe, although I didn't understand the reason behind the rice setting and next time I may skip that step. Thanks for sharing!