Who doesn’t like fried rice? It’s sold in every Asian restaurant and takeaway. What is best….it’s everything in a plate. It’s quite a convenient food really. My mom made awesome fried rice but again she has no recipe. Just frustrating! My children are surely luckier as I put down everything here on my blog which they can always refer to. They don’t even have to worry about misplacing cookbooks and recipes which always happen to me.
My favourite way to make fried rice is to use Spam, not that bad term used so widely on internet these days. Talking about it, I’ve been receiving many spam comments. I am thankful that my system effectively sieves them out. Well, the Spam that I’m using for fried rice is chopped ham and bacon in a cane. I don’t use canned food. This is an exception every once in a long while out of sheer convenience. But it is really good. Most of the time I use Chinese roasted chicken to make fried rice.
I made this Spam Fried Rice for lunch the other day and my children said, ‘This is very nice!’ Once again I’m a happy mom. Here’s my recipe to share:
1/2 tin Spam (mashed)
Fry until fragrant and dish it up onto a plate. Do not add any oil. There’s enough oil in the Spam. Cutting them into small cubes may look neater but I prefer to mash them up. I think it gives a better flavour and feel to the fried rice.
5 pips of garlic (peel and chop finely)
1 big onion (peel and dice)
Heat up some oil in the frying pan. Add in the garlic and onion and fry until fragrant. Dish up onto a plate.
Ingredients C (vegetables)
1C green beans (sliced)
1/2 C carrots (diced)
Add the vegetables to the frying pan. You don’t need to add any oil The frying pan is oily enough. Add some water and cover it. Cook until the vegetables are tender and not hard. Dish it up onto a plate.
3 eggs (beaten)
3C of cooked rice
light soya sauce
Using the same frying pan, heat up some oil and add the beaten egg. When it is half done, stir it up with a spatula so that it is like broken omelet. Add in the rice and fry well. Add a few tablespoons of light soya sauce. Use a good soya sauce like Kikkoman. Fry well again. Then add in all the rest of the other ingredients in A and B and stir well. Dish it up into individual plates and garnish with the chopped chili, fried shallots and coriander. Enjoy a lovely meal.
Ingredients D (garnishing)
red chili (chopped finely)
coriander (chopped finely)
Of course you can omit the Spam to make it into a vegetarian meal. Only that Spam gives it that extra flavour to the fried rice.
Do you like fried rice? Do you often cook it? How do you make your fried rice? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.
Quote of the day……
‘Stress in life comes from making things more important than they really are. Failure comes from making things less important than they are.’