Fried rice is an important component of some Asian cuisines, particularly in the regions of East, Southeast and South Asia. Fried rice is eaten with the same approach as fried noodles. It can be an accompaniment or a meal on its own. In the Philippines, the simplest fried rice is just seasoned with salt with a lot of toasted garlic. It is locally called sinangag and typically served for breakfast with egg and fried meat to complete the silog dish. Si is an abbreviation of sinangag while log is the abbreviation for itlog, meaning egg in Filipino. So if fried chicken is added, the meal is called chicksilog.
This recipe is a vegetarian fried rice. It is seasoned with soy sauce to achieve that Asian taste. The key to this perfectly seasoned and fluffy fried rice is using cold cooked rice. It makes the rice grainy and less moist so it easily absorbs all the flavorings added to it. This fried rice is perfect for any main dish for lunch or dinner.
• 2 tbsp vegetable oil
• 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
• 1/2 tsp crushed ginger
• 1 large onion, diced
• 1 cup of diced carrots
• 1/2 cup of diced celery
• 1/2 cup diced green bell peppers
• 1/4 tsp crushed black pepper
• 1/2 tsp sesame oil
• 3 tbsp dark soy sauce
• 1 cup of frozen sweet peas
• 4 cups of cooked brown rice, refrigerated overnight
• 3/4 tsp salt
• 2 scallions, chopped
This recipe takes about 12 to 15 minutes to make. Serves 7 to 8.
Drizzle vegetable oil in a wok over high heat.
Sauté garlic and ginger for just a few seconds.
Add onion and sauté for 2 minutes.
Add carrots and stir-fry for 1 minute.
Add celery and stir-fry for 2 minutes.
Add bell peppers and black pepper.
Continue stir-frying for 1 minute.
Add sesame oil and soy sauce an continue stir-frying for 1 minute.
Add peas, rice, and salt. Continue mixing until you get evenly colored rice.
Cook for 5 minutes, mixing occasionally.
Add scallions and turn off heat.
Give it one last mix and serve.
Ideas And Tips:
• You may also add mushrooms, corn kernels, red bell peppers, scrambled eggs, Chinese sausage, ground meat, or shrimp.
• Make sure that your vegetables are cut in the same sizes so they cook evenly.
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