Easy Fried Rice Recipe
You will need 550 grams (about 3 3/4 cups) cold cooked rice for this recipe. The day before making the fried rice we do the following: Boil one cup (205 grams) of long grain rice according to the packet directions. Pour cooked rice into a colander or sieve and rinse under cold running water to remove any excess starch. Drain very well. Transfer rice to a container, cover and refrigerate.
Preparation time: about 25 minutes
Serves about 7 as a side dish or 3 as a meal.
We use a 20ml tablespoon and 250ml measuring cup for all of our recipes.
2 large eggs, beaten with a fork until combined
30ml (1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons) peanut oil (or any oil suitable for stir-frying)
140g (about 3 bacon rashers with rind and fat removed) finely chopped bacon
36g (2 1/2 tablespoons) finely minced onion (about 1/2 small onion)
550g (3 3/4 cups) cold cooked long grain rice
10g garlic cloves (about 2 medium cloves), peeled and crushed
112g (3/4 cup) frozen peas and corn kernels, thawed
50g (scant 1/2 cup) finely chopped green onions (green shallots)
30ml (1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons) soy sauce
Salt to taste (we use about 1/2 teaspoon fine table salt)
Season the beaten egg with a pinch of salt. Heat one teaspoon oil in a wok on medium to high heat and pour egg into wok.
Use a stir-fry spatula to pull areas of the cooked egg aside, allowing uncooked (runny) egg to flow to the bottom of the wok. Cook until the egg is nearly set (about one minute), then flip omelette over. Cook until omelette is just set. Remove wok from the heat (or turn off if electric). Remove omelette from the wok and place on a chopping board. © exclusivelyfood.com.au
Cut omelette into small pieces and set aside.
Return the wok to high heat and add remaining oil. Add bacon and onion and toss constantly until lightly golden (about 3-4 minutes). Add rice and garlic to wok and toss together for 2 minutes.
Add peas and corn, green onions, egg, sauce and salt to the wok.
Toss together until ingredients are heated through (about one minute).
Serve immediately. Not suitable to freeze. © www.exclusivelyfood.com.au