Sunday, November 4, 2012

227. Chinese Egg Fried Rice

Strictly speaking, fried rice is not specific to China, but is a staple throughout Asia.
China being the biggest country in Asia, one may understand the common misconception.
Fried rice is the Asian version of the Spanish paella. Paella is known to use up any leftover ingredients, and same goes with fried rice.

Plain steamed rice is sauteed (traditionally in a wok) with a variety of vegetables, meat, chicken, eggs, or shellfish.
Note that green onions are aka spring onions and aka scallions, depending on where you've learned your English :)


6 eggs
1 knob ginger, grated
1 cup peas
1 cup corn
4 cups cooked rice, cold
1 cup green onion, chopped
3 Tbsp sesame seeds, roasted


In a frying pan, scramble the eggs over medium heat; set aside.
In a pot (or wok), saute the ginger, peas, and corn until fragrant.
Stir in the cooked and cooled rice.
Be careful whist stirring because you don't want to break up the grains.
Use a folding motion to stir.
Add the scrambled egg and the spring onion.
Stir to combine and to heat through.
Serve immediately topped with the sesame seeds.

 صحة و عافية

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