Fried Rice Chinese Restaurant Style

3
Pat Duran

By
@kitchenChatter

Chinese fried rice that tastes just like in the Chinese restaurants. I have tried many recipe and have found this one from a Chinese chef who gave me a few tips and secrets. Now you can have them too.

Rating:

★★★★★ 10 votes

Comments:
Serves:
2 to 4 servings
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Rice Cooker

Ingredients

  • 2 c
    uncooked basmati rice
  • 2 c
    water
  • 1/2 to 3/4 c
    chicken stock
  • 1
    ham steak, cut into small cubes
  • 1/2 c
    frozen peas
  • 2 large
    eggs
  • 3 to 4 Tbsp
    canola oil or peanut oil
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 2 Tbsp
    soy sauce

How to Make Fried Rice Chinese Restaurant Style

Step-by-Step

  1. Cook your rice on the stove or in a rice cooker. You want it a bit on the crunchy side, so even though you might want to add more water, Do Not!
    Let the rice cool completely. You can even cook it the night before and let cool in the fridge.
  2. Heat a wok over high heat with 1 Tablespoon of oil. Add eggs and scramble until cooked. Add the ham and peas and fry for about a minute.
    Remove egg mixture from wok. Clean the wok out a bit so leftover egg doesn't burn while you are heating up the wok and oil again.
  3. Add remaining oil and heat over high heat until very hot. Add cold rice and stir to coat every grain. Add chicken stock a bit at a time to give the rice a chance to soak up the liquid. Add much just enough stock the rice will soak up the flavor- you do not want it sticky.
  4. Stir fry , stirring constantly until there is no liquid left, then chop up the egg mixture and add it, along with the soy sauce and salt. Stir. You can add more or less soy sauce and salt according to you taste.
  5. The secret is to use cold al dente cooked rice and to cook the eggs and add-ins separate;then add them in later. Be sure to let the rice soak up the chicken stock , but do not let the rice become sticky.
    Enjoy- this is the best homemade fried rice you will ever make.

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About Fried Rice Chinese Restaurant Style

Course/Dish: Rice Sides Pork
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Asian



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