fried rice

Egg fried rice

This is a great rice recipe to add something special to any Chinese dish instead of plain boiled rice but especially for Andre who requested it from the chicken mince balls recipe. You will want to take a look through all of the Chinese food recipes where one of my all time personal favourites is the Chinese lemon chicken recipe or the sesame prawns recipe is a fantastic one too.

What you need

2 cups cooked rice
2 spring onions, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves finely sliced
2 beaten eggs
3 tablespoons chicken stock
1 carrot finely sliced (matchsticks)
2 tablespoons light soy sauce
Pinch of pepper

Traditionally it includes chicken or pork and peas but this will be perfect as an accompaniment.

The process

Heat a little oil in a wok/frying pan and add the beaten eggs. Let them set into an omelette and then remove from the pan and chop up into small pieces. (you can roll the omelette and slice finely for a fancy effect)

Add a little more oil, add the garlic, carrots and spring onions and stir fry for about 2 minutes.

Add the chicken stock, pinch of pepper and soy sauce and simmer for another 1 minute.

Add the rice (make sure the grains are loose before adding) and stir fry for a minute or 2 until the ingredients are well combined and the rice is warm.

Toss in a hnadfull of frozen peas that have been heated in the microwave for a nice little extra.