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Share your favourite fried rice recipes!

I was thinking about this last night while I was making this fried rice for dinner. Since we frequently have leftover rice in the fridge we make fried rice often. Our favourite is fried rice for breakfast on Saturday or Sunday morning.

My (West Indian) mother taught me to make this salt cod fried rice with scallions. I top it with cucumbers and tomatoes.

Ingredients:
- 3-4 cups of day old cooked rice
- 0.5lb salt cod bits, soaked and flaked
- 1 large cooking onion, chopped
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 5 scallions, chopped
- a couple tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 tomatoes, chopped
- 1 English cucumber, chopped

Method:
Set a heavy pot over high heat with a tablespoon of vegetable oil. When the pot is screaming hot, add the egg and cook. Remove the egg to a plate and roughly chop. Add another tablespoon of oil to the pot. Add the salt cod and fry for a minute or two. Add the onion and cook until softened. Turn the heat down to medium and add the rice. Stir everything together to incorporate. Remove the pot from the heat and add the chopped scallions and egg.

Top with the tomato and cucumber salad and serve.

This fried rice is so simple to make and for me is the ultimate comfort food! I use either Jasmine or Basmati rice, although I find the best flavour is achieved with the Jasmine rice.

Can anyone else share a fried rice recipe with me?

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  1. I recently made this, right from the Chowhound site: http://www.chow.com/recipes/29508-kim...
    We used brown rice. It was terrific!

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    1. re: Splendid Spatula

      Looks great, thank you! We recently got a humongous jar of home made kimchi from our Korean friend as a gift. I'll try this out soon!

      1. re: Splendid Spatula

        I once watched Mrs. Hong of the Sorabol Restaurant (before they went chain) make a scrumptious fried rice with just cooked rice, butter and kimchee. Butter and kimchee is a great combination.

        1. re: chocolatetartguy

          wow... that sounds really good, and i have all 3 of those things in my fridge right now.

        1. I'm looking forward to hearing how folks make their fried rice here, as I don't yet have a favorite recipe. I've begun making bigger pots of rice lately and will be freezing more portions ahead, along with stocking Chinese sausages in the freezer, so I've got the basis to make fried rice whenever the mood strikes.

          BTW, does anyone else use soy sauce glaze instead of regular soy sauce in their fried rice? I just discovered it recently. It's dark, thick, usually mushroom-flavored, and gives the finished dish the color you get at restaurants. I even like it just on plain rice.

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          1. re: RelishPDX

            I don't have a favorite recipe either, as I think of fried rice as a way to utilize leftovers, but Chinese sausage is definitely my favorite ingredient.

            1. re: RelishPDX

              I discovered I liked Teryaki sauce more than soy sauce. Soy sauce is too salty for me and Teryaki sauce IS soy sauce with more sugar added. I use Teryaki sauce to marinade shredded chicken overnight and stir fry it. Turns out great.

              1. re: sylvan

                Some people consider sugar to be their secret ingredient that they add to make fried rice better.

                  1. re: FoodPopulist

                    We found the secret ingredient was five-spice powder.

                    1. re: FoodPopulist

                      Ketchup is another trick some people use. It's a subtle sweetness you end up with. For my protein, I prefer char siu over lap cheong and like Sriracha atop that variation.

                      1. re: JungMann

                        My favorite fried rice is basically Thai style, with plenty of chilis, garlic and basil, but my sauce is a multicultural conconction and, yes, a little sweetness helps. I use oyster sauce, fish sauce, tamari sauce, a little sugar, and usually a little lime juice. For vegetables, I like red onions and bell peppers and I usually use fried tofu for the protein.

                1. Day old rice - heat some peanut oil in a hot wok, throw in a couple scrambled eggs, pound it into little pieces with a ladel and remove once cooked. Add some rough chopped garlic, shallots, celery tops, some bok choy, rice, and a couple glugs of soy sauce. Stir fry until almost done then add in shrimp (peas too if you want) and finish cooking it off. Add in your eggs, a couple tablespoons of oyster sauce, and a handful of chopped green scallions and toss to coat. Done.

                  I think that's how I do it...LOL

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                  1. re: Novelli

                    Same here, at the point where you're adding your herbs and spices I mix in Momomfuku ginger-scallion sauce and some light soy sauce, hopefully I have the ginger sauce made earlier in the day - easy and delicious.

                  2. My all time favorite Stir fried Stick Rice Lo Mia Fan 糯米飯
                    This version works and tastes great
                    http://en.christinesrecipes.com/2010/...