Monday, May 17, 2010

Fried Rice

I have experimented with many fried rice recipes and have come up with a version that I think is the best. Everyone who tries it loves it and my daughters tell me it is the best fried rice they have ever had! Start this early in the day. The rice needs to be cooked and chilled before using.

Fried Rice

1 1/2 cups jasmine rice
2 1/4 cups water, divided
1/8 cup plus 1 tbls soy sauce, divided
1 cup diced ham
1 cup diced onion
1 cup diced carrot
1 cup diced celery
2-3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 cup finely shredded cabbage
2 scallions, chopped
1 tbls oyster sauce
2 eggs, lightly beaten
Salt and pepper, to taste

Place the rice in a pan with 2 cups of water and 1/8 cup soy sauce. Bring to a boil then cover and simmer for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes remove the rice from the heat and set aside covered for 15 minutes. Fluff the rice and chill until ready to make the fried rice.

In a large non stick skillet saute the ham, onions, carrot, celery and garlic over medium high heat until the onions are translucent. Add the rice and continue cooking until the rice is heated through and starting to brown a little. Add the cabbage and the scallions and cook another 2-3 minutes. Mix together the remaining 1/4 cup water, the remaining soy sauce and the oyster sauce and mix into the rice. Cook and stir until well mixed in. Make a well in the center of the rice. Pour the egg in and scramble it. When just cooked incorporate it into the rice. Season with salt and pepper.

Serve and enjoy.

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