Monday, 4 July 2011

The Best Fried Rice

Totally beautiful, yummy food to cook:

I love fried rice.

Some days you just need comfort food in a bowl. This my lovelies does not disappoint.

The Best Fried Rice recipe:

1. Cook some rice. - I use absorption method with a good pinch of salt and jasmine rice. 1 1/2 cups feeds my family cause they love, love to gorge on this stuff. 
The secret to fried rice is to cook it in the morning/midday or an hour or two before cooking into fried rice as it will dry out giving you that fried rice texture and no glug. Just leave it uncovered in a bowl and with no water left in it.

Fried Rice Magic:

2. Wisk with fork two eggs and two tablespoons of milk in bowl. Then pour into a very lightly oiled, with peanut or vegi oil, medium heat fry pan and cook until firm and golden on one side - no need to flip. Remove from pan and when cooled cut into strips and then little rectangles etc. 

3. Chop some bacon (3 rashers), spring onions (the long narrow variety ) into pieces with scissors -in true 'Nigella' style. Dice up some mushrooms. Cook in a hot pan till the bacon is fried. Turn your pan down to medium - low.

4. Next add your rice to the pan and the fun part where the taste is up to you - sorry I have no quantities! I try and add subtle flavour not strong.

* Sprinkle some soy sauce over till the rice looks just slightly yellow - not too much though as soy is strong.

* Add some golden syrup for sweetness - again have a taste for balance. You want it slightly sweeter then soy salty, but not sickly sweet. 

* One tablespoon of oyster sauce -this adds some depth.

* A couple of splashes of lemon juice for acidity but you don't want to taste the lemon in the rice. 

* Add, a tiny drizzle of sesame oil for that nutty Asian taste. 

5. Add the diced egg back in. (you could also add peas, corn, ect...)
Place in a bowl and serve with rocket - this peppery flavour is so good against the rice - magical. 
There you have it - fried rice to gobble in comfort for one or many! 

You want this I know.

What is your ultimate comfort food?

xxx
Elizabeth

4 comments:

  1. lovely! So glad I popped by to say hello. I adore all of your pretty paper and can see many of these would make adorable happy homes.

    Gorgeous Elizabeth...x

    Kellie xox

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  2. Hello back. Thank you for stopping by and your kind thoughts. I love your blog, as I've just joined. Pretty paper is the best.

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  3. I love bananas with custard when I'm feeling blue and sweet milky tea when I'm feeling fragile. But I could seriously have some of your fried rice for lunch!!! Oyster sauce - who knew?

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  4. Bananas and custard sounds yummy and I am with you on the tea. I drink my tea out of a pink with white spots tea cup and it does the trick :)
    Oyster sauce - 8th wonder of the food world lol.

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