Thursday, 2 March 2006

A Complete Meal

When I´m too tired, the only food that I could think of cooking would be fried rice. It is very fast and easy to prepare yet a completely balanced meal with carbohydrate, protein, vitamins and minerals.

I had some frozen mixed seafood in the fridge. So, made up my mind to cook fried rice using it. When cooking fried rice, never use freshly cooked hot pipping rice. This is because it will turn soggy afer being cooked again as fried rice. Always use leftover rice or cook the rice few hours ahead and let it cool completely.

Seafood Fried Rice

What do we need:

2 cups cooked rice
1 cup carrots, diced
1 cup frozen green peas
1 cup canned corn kernels
1-2 cups mixed seafood
1 tbsp, finely chopped ginger
1 tbsp, finely chopped garlic
1 tbsp chili paste or 1 tsp chili powder
2 eggs
onion crisps, garnishing

2 tbsp tomatoe ketchup
2 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp light soy sauce
a splash of sesame oil
salt to taste

How do we do it:

Heat oil and fry ginger, garlic and chili paste until aromatic. Add the seafood and let it cook for about 5 minutes. Now, in goes the vegetables and cook for another 5 minutes. Add the rice gradually while stirring. Season and stir.

Make a hole in the middle. Pour a little oil & break the the eggs. Season it with a pinch of salt. When the eggs start to set, quickly stir the rice together with the egg thoroughly to ensure the eggs cover all the rice.

Serve seafood fried rice immediately with a sprinkle of onion crisps and few slices of cucumber.


BDSN said...

Hi Pushpa...
I should try this version without the sea food.I will try and let u know

fooDcrazEE said...

Pushpa - try frying the egg first..then ur pan or wok wont stick,......thats what the chef told me....

Puspha said...

bdsn: Thanx

Mike: Thanx a lot for the tip. Appreciate it.

spicehut said...

I love fried rice & this one looks great. Will try it.

Puspha said...

Spicehut: Do let me know the outcome :)

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