Special Chinese Fried Rice is fast and easy to make. It's a tasty and delicious dish because you can add your favourite toppings, such as shrimp, scallops, Chinese sausage and bbq pork. A great way to cook day old rice. As a viewer suggested, put the rice in the fridge to dry the rice and to make to make the rice more chewy.
The recipe is below:
Special Chinese Fried Rice
4 to 5 cups cooked rice
2 tablespoons sliced onions
1 tablespoon chopped ginger
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
2 tablespoons dice bbq pork
2 tablespoons sliced Chinese sausage
2 tablespoons shrimp
2 tablespoons scallops
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon dark soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon light soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons chopped green onions
3 tablespoons cooking oil
Preheat a wok or frying pan at medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon cooking oil. Crack the egg into a bowl and beat with a fork. Pour egg onto pan and cook for 30 seconds. Flip egg and cook for 30 seconds on other side. Remove egg from pan.
Put another tablespoon of oil into pan. Add onions, ginger and garlic and stir fry for 15 seconds. Add bbq pork, Chinese sausage, shrimp and scallops into pan. Add other toppings if you like. Stir fry fry for 15 seconds. Add rice and continue to stir fry for 2 to 3 minutes. Add 1/4 cup of water if you want softer rice. Add sesame oil, dark soy sauce, light soy sauce and stir fry for 1 minute. Cut egg into small pieces and put in pan. Add green onions. Stir fry for 30 seconds. Serve Special Fried Rice on a plate or in a dish. Enjoy!
Great to hear about your great success in cooking fried rice. I'm sure you make a great fried rice. For the price of fried rice in Chinese restaurants, you don't get very much. Thanks for viewing my video on Special Chinese Fried Rice.
I can't improve your fried rice but you can put the water into the rice. Let it boil for awhile and it will turn into congee, also known as rice soup. Thanks for viewing my video on Special Chinese Fried Rice.
It's best to use overnight boiled rice. A non stick wok is great for cooking fried rice. The advantage of a carbon steel wok is that you get a bit of the smoky flavour from the wok. Thanks for viewing my video on Special Chinese Fried Rice.
Fry the onions and meat in excess oil. Add the egg, stir until it is nearly done, followed by the rice quickly. (Don't cook the egg till very solid or it becomes rubbery and can't stop the rice sticking. The more egg and oil used at the helps to reduce the rice from sticking.
I absolutely hate it when customers ask for fried rice without the egg.
Have you ever managed to make something taste as good with less oil? Because I've tried to play around with healthier versions (eg reducing oil and salt) but the result has never come out quite as well. That goes for most health foods.
So instead of worrying I'll have the full fat and salt version but say fast a day or a half in advance.
Yours is very good and most people can definitely make it at home, even with a large pan. Less oil probably suits a good proportion of people watching.
Thanks for telling me your way for cooking fried rice. Actually I like fried rice cooked in lots of oil but last few years I have cut back on oil in everything I cook. Thanks for viewing my video on Special Chinese Fried Rice. One day I will do a video your way.
A lot of restaurants put dark soy sauce to their fried rice. Sometimes I put a little dark soy sauce and sometimes I don't put any in my fried rice. Thanks for viewing my video on Special Chinese Fried Rice.
If you plan to do Chinese cooking white often, I would suggest buying some of the basic sauces and ingredients. I would include light soy sauce which can be a substitute for salt but with a little more complex flavor. I would buy some dark soy sauce, which is sweeter and is used for darkening food, such as fried rice and dishes like soy sauce chicken. If you like spicy in your food, buy some chili sauce or chili flakes. I like Chinese oyster sauce but a lot of people don't use it. Sesame oil adds a nutty flavor, especially when you add a few drops to clear broth but it's also optional. I try to introduce different sauces and ingredients for different dishes but you can still make most of these dishes if you are missing ingredients. Thanks for viewing my video on Special Chinese Fried Rice. Welcome to Chinese cooking. I'm sure you will enjoy Chinese cooking when you do more of it.
My grandfather ran the restaurant. He only cooked for himself and never for customers. At that time, if there were vegetables, vinegar and chili in the fried rice, customers would have asked "Why the fuck are there vegetables, vinegar and chili in my fried rice?" Thanks for viewing my video on Chinese Special Fried Rice.
I have a strong feeling that your grandfather cooked this way better in his restaurants than you did here for us. ( and I say this because you've left out so many great and common ingredients that go in fried rice, where the fuck is the vegtables, the vinegar, the chili? )
You can use whatever you like in your own Special Fried Rice. If you want, you can put the chicken in some cooking oil with soy sauce and salt and leave in the fridge for a few hours. But often, I don't season the chicken but just cook it as it is. Just cut the chicken into small pieces. Thanks for viewing my video on Special Chinese Fried Rice.
Yes, bacon is fantastic for fried rice. Sometimes I use what they call "Chinese Bacon". It's the same pork belly used in western bacon. I have to agree, the western bacon grease you used has way more flavor for fried rice. Thanks for sharing your cooking technique. Thanks for viewing my video on Special Chinese Fried Rice. Happy cooking!
If you have some chicken, you can make some orange sweet and sour fried rice. The relish can work like vinegar and add equal amount of sugar to balance the sweet and sour. One day you may find orange sweet and sour fried rice on one of my videos. Thanks for checking out my video on Chinese Special Fried Rice.
Yes, I have to be more careful in what I say. I was just thinking. If I have a lobster, I could make a Lobster Newburg Fried Rice with the milk, butter and cheese. But then it's not really a Chinese dish. Thanks for viewing my video on Special Chinese Fried Rice.
Sesame oil is more for flavouring. I would use a vegetable cooking oil, such as corn oil or canola oil. Peanut oil is great but more expensive. Olive oil is not as good because it burns at lower heat. Add the sesame oil in addition to the cooking oil. Thanks for your question. Thanks for viewing my video on Special Chinese Fried Rice.
I try to cook steamed rice with one to one ratio. For example, 1 cup rice to one cup water, so the rice stays firm. Adding too much water when cooking rice makes rice mushy. Thanks for viewing my video on Special Chinese Fried Rice.
Thanks for that and specially speaking in universal language. Pls. don't get offended but some chinese cooking videos are not in english. We, the viewer takes hard time to catch it. Specially the sequence of condiments or the cooking process itself. Good job!,Thanks.
Using day old rice helps. Fresh cooked rice will usually stick. Some kinds of rice also are sticky. I suggest using a long grain rice for good results. Thanks for viewing my video on Special Chinese Fried Rice.
Ha ha. Even Chinese people in China don't think I'm Chinese. I thought Hirohito wore round glasses. Anyway, I'm curious about wearing round glasses now. I'll have to get some. Thanks for viewing my video on Special Chinese Fried Rice.
True. I started cooking in my parents' restaurant since I was 11 years old, but mostly western foods. Since doing these videos I have improved my Chinese cooking greatly. Thanks for checking out my video on Special Chinese Fried Rice.
Great to hear you just seasoned your new carbon steel wok. Soon you will making better than restaurant quality stir fry and fried rice. Thanks for checking out my video on Special Chinese Fried Rice. Happy cooking!
Yes, good idea to put the rice in the fridge before cooking. I forgot to mention that. Usually, we put the rice that is left over everyday. Sometimes the fried rice will be leftover rice from 2 or 3 days. Thanks for your suggestion and I will mention it in the description section for my video on Special chinese Fried Rice.