Best Ever Fried Rice
This quick and easy recipe makes a delicious Chinese dinner or side dish for your favorite stir-fry.
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or any mild oil of your choice
trimmed and sliced into rounds
cooked and chilled
light soy sauce
or more depending on taste
low sodium dark soy sauce
Ground black pepper
or whatever meat you want to use
Heat your wok over high heat (although not all the way up) for a couple of minutes. Add about a tablespoon of oil (it will get smoky).
Pour in the eggs and scramble, scraping the bits that stick to the wok. Once cooked, remove from the wok and set aside.
If needed, add a bit more oil. Add the onion, green onion, and garlic. Cook just until they’re fragrant. Stir in the anchovy paste.
Add in the rice, increase the temperature and add the soy sauce, seasoning, egg, and any precooked meat you are using. Stir-fry scraping the sides on the wok until heated through (2 or 3 minutes)
Taste and add more soy sauce or seasoning needed and serve hot.
Don't use freshly cooked rice.
If you try to use freshly cooked rice, it becomes overcooked and too soft.
Make the rice ahead and chill before frying.
The key is starting with chilled, day-old cooked rice that's made with just a little less water than usual to keep the rice firm.
Cook the egg until just undercooked,
remove from the pan and set aside to add at the end. this prevents the eggs from becoming rubbery.
Don't make ahead of time and reheat.
This will result in overcooked rice.
Dark soy sauce should not be high in sodium. It's used to add color.
Be sure to check your brand's label and alter the amounts accordingly.
Don't have anchovy paste?
You can use fish sauce instead, but be careful - It's salty!
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