Thursday, April 2, 2009

Pork Fried Rice


I hope you have enjoyed Asian Week, I know I have! Stay tuned, next week is Dessert Week, and I will have some yummy creations!

I have made fried rice several times and each time I do, I wonder why I buy it, it is easy to make and so much better for you than the stuff you get at a restaurant. You control the amount of oil that goes into it!

If you are Wok shopping I highly recommend a Cast Iron Wok, I adore mine, nothing sticks and it really retains the heat.

You can add in whatever ingredients you wish; pork, chicken, shrimp, the possibilities are endless! I had leftover meat from my Banh Bao, so I used that! You do have to make your rice ahead of time and refrigerate, so keep that in mind.

2-3 cups of cooked rice (I used a rice cooker)
1 cup of frozen peas (thawed)
2 eggs scrambled
2 green onions ends removed and chopped
salt and pepper
4 tsp oil
2 tbl Oyster Sauce
1 tbl Low Sodium Soy Sauce

When rice is done cooking, place on a non stick cookie sheet and spread it out, then into the refrigerator to cool

When rice is fully cooled, heat up your wok with 1 tsp vegetable oil

Whip and then salt and pepper your egg

Place your egg into your hot wok, and cook, moving it constantly, when almost done cooking, remove to a plate

Add the remaining vegetable oil, cooled rice, peas, meat and cook, keep it moving around.

After a minute or two add in your sauces, again, keep it moving, cooking until hot and mixed well

Add your egg back in and cook for an additional minute

Serve with the scallions on top for garnish

20 comments:

Sara said...

I love fried rice, I always make it when I have leftover rice in the house. Your version looks great.

Donna-FFW said...

This is one of my favorite things to make.. I cheat though and buy a quart of white rice from the takeout joint. The I add almost what you add, I use tamari, red peppers, carrots, along with some of your things. It really is so delicious!! Now Im a wanting some.

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

Love the big bits of egg. Looks great! Hugs to the pup.

MaryBeth said...

Simply perfect looking rice...YUM-O

Pam said...

I love fried rice - yours looks so tasty. I want to borrow your cast iron wok!

Paula said...

I love fried rice! It contains eggs! :-) I'll have to put in some oyster sauce next time ... what a great idea! Love your pretty chop sticks. I bet your cast iron wok is a gem. For years I used an electric one (do they still make stuff like that?), but now have a nice heavy weight one. I love my cast iron skillet, so I bet I'd love yours. It probably stays put while you toss and stir, too. I'm lovin your asian week!

Christina Kim said...

fried rice is so simple and comforting to me... and you're right, the possibilities are endless! i love using kimchi in my fried rice, you should try it if you want some kick!

Katherine Aucoin said...

I enjoyed Asian week and still can't wait to make the Egg Drop Soup. I love pork fried rice and after looking at yours which looks so damn good, I think I'll do some Asian cooking next week!

Debbie said...

I love fried rice and have made it many times...so flavorful and versatile!!!

Maria said...

I haven't had fried rice in a long time, looks great!

burpandslurp said...

I never ever by fried rice outside, because I can so easily make it at home and healthier, too! I mean, come on, why would I pay for leftovers, because fried rice is just basically that. pork fried rice sounds delish! have you ever tried bacon fried rice? it's out of the world!

The Blonde Duck said...

Sigh. If only Ben would eat pork.

Elyse said...

What a great way to end Asian week!! I completely adore Asian Fried Rice!! And, can I tell you how super psyched I am about Dessert Week. You're totally speaking my language.

Sophie said...

I love your fried rice, Cheryl!! MMMMM...

NuKiwi said...

The best part too - using up left over pork or chicken, prawns, whatever! Filling and tasty too...

Amy said...

I love fried rice! Yours looks so yummy! Can't wait to see what kind of desserts you have next week!

Heather said...

i love fried rice! i order it all the time but haven't ever made it.

Elra said...

For me this is comfort food. I love fried rice so much.
Cheers,
elra

Jan said...

I love fried rice, and this sounds delectable. Great job, Cheryl. Although I'm not much of a dessert eater, I look forward to next week's puds.

Gabe's Girl said...

Man, we love fried rice. I have really enjoyed your Asian week. I really want to make this rice. Where do you find oyster sauce?
Hey, I am going to post the buttercream recipe, but I will email it to you beforehand. Take care, woman!

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