Fried rice is believed to have started as a way to avoid throwing away unconsumed rice in Asian households. Quick and easy to make, there is no exact recipe to a fried rice,so you're free to use up whatever you have on hand.
Preparation & Cooking time:
Makes 2 servings
3 tbsp oil
3 cups (cooked rice)
2 eggs (beaten)
100g luncheon meat (chopped into small cubes)
1 small onion (finely diced)
¼ cup snake beans (finely diced)
1 carrot (finely diced)
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp light soya sauce
white pepper (to taste)
2 spring onions (diagonally sliced, to garnish)
1 Heat wok and add oil and diced onion, stir fry for a couple of minutes until fragrant. Add beaten eggs and let it set slightly before scrambling it to break it up.
2 Add diced luncheon meat, diced carrots and snake beans, stir fry until fragrant. Add in rice, breaking up any big chunks 3 with the back of the spatula.
4 Season with white pepper, oyster sauce and soya sauce. Stir through. Taste test and adjust taste to personal liking. 5 Sprinkle with spring onions and serve hot.
Chef's Tip from The Food Affectionist: To make cooking easier without rice sticking together, rub ingredients such as the sauces and sugar into cold rice to get a more even outcome.
Recipe with thanks to The Food Affectionist and Asian Inspirations!