Monday, May 20, 2013

Chinese Fried Rice


Okay, I had to quickly decide due to time constraint, Indian food (Fish Sambar/Dhal Curry), Chinese Food (Salted Egg Rice Congee, Chinese Turnip Stew, Chinese Chicken Herbal Soup & Chicken Salted Egg) or Malay Food (Ikan Assam Pedas & Nasi Dagang). Which one should it be? Next question was rice (Ghee Rice/Nei Choru & Nasi Lemak) or noodles (Minced Chicken Mee Hoon SoupShanghai Noodles, Laksam Noodles, Seafood Hokkien Mee)? Eventually I thought I might as well use up the cooked rice sitting in the fridge. So, fried rice again (Belacan Fried Rice). And happen to be another Chinese Fried Rice. Well, there is always ingredients packed at home, this fried rice is slightly different too in the sense that I used chestnut, whereas the rest of the ingredients are pretty much about the same. This Chinese Fried Rice is obviously a complete wholesome protein packed meal on its own, but you sure can team it alongside Malaysian Spicy Fried Chicken Wings, Bean Sprout Salted Fish or Kangkung Belacan

Ingredients
3 cups cooked rice
3 to 4 pieces chicken roast/ham/bacon - diced
5 water chestnuts or 1/4 turnip - sliced into thin long stripes
3 eggs 
2-3 spring onion - shredded
6 garlic - chopped
1-2 red chilies - remove seeds and slice into thin long stripes
Pepper and salt for taste
Oil as needed
1 tsp chicken stock (optional)

Method
Heat oil and when heated, break eggs in, scramble and dish out. 
In the same oil, fry chicken till somewhat crispy.
Add garlic and continue to stir for about 1-2 mins.
Add rice and seasoning.
Quickly stir to combine all the ingredients.
Lastly add back the eggs, then the spring onion and chilies.
A couple of stirs prior to dishing out. 
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28 comments:

  1. I enjoy fried rice made with some eggs :) Very delicious flavors:) Looks delicious! Love your pictures:)

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  2. A colorful treat for the eyes and mouth. :).Handy recipe for leftover rice. Sometimes i too feel bad that i couldn't visit often to my fellow bloggers site. due to my little one. She has just started her preschool and falling sick again and again. I will try my best to visit often.

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  3. This nice and tasty bowl of rice will take away most of your work stress.

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  4. Hi Nava, wow..... your fried rice look awesome. Love your ideas of using chestnut, very interesting recipe. Thanks for sharing. Nice picture.

    Have a wonderful week ahead.

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  5. I wish I can go back to work now. Tired being stay at home. Rice looks so tempting.

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  6. I always live Chinese fried rice... This version makes me drooling

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  7. fried rice is always called the mixup of leftovers... appreciate how you manage to sneak in time despite being deep into work... :) lovely clicks as usual...

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  8. perfect for lazy day quite wholesome dish too,love the addition of different textures.

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  9. Nava, I understand what it is like to carry work home. Happens to me often. The recipe looks easy and so delicious. thank you for sharing :)

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  10. Any stressful day, fried rice comes handy as a life saver!!
    Your fried rice looks pristine, fresh and yummy!! Love the clicks! Also "water chestnut" is a innovative addition, it's sweet and sour flavor is to die for.
    The last time I had water chestnut, It was in a Mumbai restaurant where I ordered "Kashmiri Pulao", along with the rest of the regular ingredient, chestnuts were a major part - It was mildly sweet and tasted nice. Hence I can imagine the taste in fried rice!! I'm too hooked to the logic that eggs are a must in fried rice, if not it is not a fried rice :-)

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  11. nice love fried rice any time it looks so inviting.

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  12. A flavorful combination of spices and rice! Looks great!!!

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  13. i just love fried rice.. yummy and absolutely delicious..

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  14. i m just in love with this rice bowl..want to finish it right away :)

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  15. I love making fried rice especially for my boys. Yours look so tempting! I haven't used water chestnuts like that...a new thing for me. Such a fun way of learning something new!

    Sorry to hear about your work. I guess some days aren't so good. I hear my husband say the same so I can relate to that.

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  16. I am ready for fried rice anytime .

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  17. my type of food...love this most of the time....simple n filling.and urs looks perfect!!

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  18. Quick and simple!

    BTW, I now cook with quinoa replacing rice when making fried rice.

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  19. I'm sure you must have reduced work stress by half at least after having this divine and amazing fried rice.. Loved it Nava :-)

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  20. A bowl with some great flavours and textures. I'd love to have this for lunch today!

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  21. Thanks for the authentic recipe!! this sure looks yumm...

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  22. Another word: captivating!

    as its simple, colourful, appetizing!

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  23. colourful and a lovely bowl of rice...

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  24. Looks really yum ...

    My recent one : http://www.indianbeautyforever.com/2014/05/bourjois-radiance-reveal-healthy-mix-foundation.html?m=1

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  25. Always a welcoming thing at our home... a favourite with our sin... looks so colourful Navaneetham

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