Interesting/unique fried rice recipes?
- King B Nov 16, 2004 09:48 PM
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?
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.
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.
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.