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Friday, September 28, 2012

Egg fried rice (Chinese Style)

Chinese egg fried rice is a very common menu item in Chinese restaurants and a very popular one too.Though its a simple rice and doesn't much time to cook,but still there are a few things to note like the rice has to be just cooked enough and not over cooked.The best way to mix the rice is after chilling for 2 hours.Also,you may use your left plain rice to make a quick dinner or a lunch box pack.So,enjoy the chinese fried rice at home,do try it out !!!

basmati rice 2 cups
eggs 3 lightly beaten
beans 3 tbsp chopped small
carrots 1 shredded fine & long
peas 3 tbsp(refer notes)
garlic minced 2tsp
soy sauce light 4tsp
black pepper powder 1tsp
spring onion 4-5 sprigs (greeny part)
oil 2tbsp (6tsp)
water 3 cups +1/4 cup

-Wash the rice,soak for 15 minutes.Drain and keep aside.
-In a pot,add 3 cups of water,salt and bring to boil.
-Add the drained rice and cook on medium flame.Put off flame once its cooked.Spread it on a shallow plate,cover & refrigerate until use.
-In another pan,heat 1tsp of oil and add the eggs lightly beaten.Scramble it with a wooden spoon and cook until undone.Remove on a plate.
-In the same pan,Heat remaining 5tsp of oil,add the minced garlic.Saute until raw smell disappears.
-Add the beans,carrots & 1/5 tsp of salt.Toss it well for 5 mins and add 1/4 cup water mentioned.Cook covered on high for 6 mins,uncover the lid.Add peas and toss again for about a minute.The water should evaporate by now,if not dry up the water on high.
-Add the chilled rice breaking any lumps,add in the scrambled eggs.Toss it well.
-Add pepper powder & soy sauce.Mix well until combined.Adjust salt if required.
-Garnish with chopped spring onions & serve with some extra hot chilli chutney or soy sauce !!!

Servings~ 3 adults

* As soy sauce and the cooked rice contains salt,add salt at the end accordingly after checking.
* You can use fresh or frozen peas,I have used frozen ones.If using frozen,thaw and then use.
* In the same way,you can prepare chicken or prawns fried rice,except that cook the chicken or prawns with water,salt and pepper.Drain the water and add to rice like eggs.

I had a request from one of my blogger friends for the apple orchard photos,here it is dear :)


divya said... Best Blogger Tips

WOW,this is my all time fav.... looks amazing :)

Sherin said... Best Blogger Tips

I could eat fried rice all day. This is what i order when i go to kerala and to a chinese restaurant . Yum

Sahasra Recipes said... Best Blogger Tips

Tasty fried rice.Apple orchard photos are nice.

Familycook said... Best Blogger Tips

Like always, yummy looking rice. The orchard pics are too goo too:)

Sravs said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice tasty fried rice !! looks YUM !!

Amina Creations said... Best Blogger Tips

wow... fried rice looks perfect... delicious!!

Indian Khana said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so yum ....nice

Kaveri Venkatesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Simple and delicious stir fry Julie

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Looking gorgeous and delicious!!

divyagcp said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious egg fried rice.. Simple and tasty.. I too make it sometimes..

Saraswathi Ganeshan said... Best Blogger Tips

Easy and tasty fried rice..Thanks for sharing apple photos..

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

I liked tha orange plate :)

Sanoli Ghosh said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow......Julie, its my favourite one. You made it absolutely inviting dear. Yummy.......

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Suhaina said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks yumm. perfectly made dear. I make this on every Fridays. Today I have this for lunch as well. My hubs fav..Love it. Love the picture of the apple orchard.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks a lot for the photos Julie!!! I enjoyed... very nice...

Fried rice looks delicious and mouthwatering. I love this chinese fried rice. Will try your version. Here in Singapore, fried rice is served with pickled green chilli.

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Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

tasty egg fried rice...Love the orchard pics...:)


Swathi said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful one pot meal Julie love it.

Indu said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks very colourful....Love the freshness of the spring onions in it.


misha said... Best Blogger Tips

Good one Julie, fried rice looks perfect

Ola said... Best Blogger Tips

what a beatiful plate!

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Divya A said... Best Blogger Tips

My all time fav Julie :) Well made am I invited?? And love the orchard pics too :)
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anjana said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice and perfectly done!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy fried rice..

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Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Since its Ganesh Festival I have not had any non veg in a long time. love this rice preparation. And what a lovely orchid!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

My all time fav rice...Love this with green chilli sauce:)

Beena said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks yummy

Anu said... Best Blogger Tips

Feel like eating it right away..yummy

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

my favourite .... nice pic as well

Mélange said... Best Blogger Tips

WOnderfully made and nicely presented...Yummy !

Faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy fried rice.....wonderful Apple Orchard photos , thats lovely experience too

Roshni said... Best Blogger Tips

looks restaurant style... perfectly made

Reshmi Mahesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious fried rice...

Az said... Best Blogger Tips

This is dear hubby's all time fav... love it!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

loved the orchard photos. I have tried this many times (but a different version), could not get it right. this looks good and inviting.

Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory) said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh yum yum, mouthwatering here! Looks delicious & tempting!