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Nov 16, 2004 09:48 PM

Interesting/unique fried rice recipes?

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If anyone has any bright ideas for fried rice, please throw them my way...I'm stuck in a bit of a rut. Oh sure, I'll toss in the typical ginger, garlic, scallions, peas, etc. with some mint on occasion. Perhaps some red pepper flakes and chicken sausage.
I know that the idea is to cook up fried rice with whatever is leftover in the fridge, but I need to explore a new neighborhood, so to speak.
Any wild, or even interesting, thoughts on ingredients or prep?

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  1. I love spam in fried rice - an old favorite is spam (cut in cubes and fried first to get them crispy), cabbage and ketchup. Don't forget your fried rice basics of onions, garlic and egg. My sister loves Cantonese salted fish and chicken fried rice.

    1. LOTS of Thai Basil

      1. I like a South East Asian twist - fish sauce in place of soy, chopped tomato added near the very end, and finish with a squeeze of lime, chopped peanuts and cilantro if you have it.

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        1. re: julesrules

          I make it a similar way. Scallions, garlic, ginger, carrots, egg, soy, lime and cilantro, with some Sriracha hot sauce.

        2. One thing I like doing is instead of adding a precooked scrambled egg is to add the egg raw and finish cooking it that way. It binds the rice together and I like the taste a lot better than I do with scrambled eggs in it.

          I also always make it spicy, adding either crushed red pepper in with the oil and cooking for 20 seconds before adding everything else, or if I have fresh chile peppers, I add those to the mix.

          1. My favorite combo:

            Chinese sausage, scallions, scrambled egg, frozen peas & corn

            Key for me: not too much soy, so I use a combo of salt, fish sauce, and soy to season

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            1. re: Carb Lover

              It's important that the eggs are scrambled in the same pan as the rice so there are both chunks and a light egg coating on the rice.

              1. re: Carb Lover

                Hey! for the most part thats my recipe but we add chili oil to the mix.

                I like to toss in some spinach to just wilt or stir fry [very quickly] some chopped chinese brocelli or some bok choy.

                oh and I've been known to put in a healthy scoop of bean sauce thinned with a little water just before I scramble in the eggs.