Sunday, September 7, 2008

Fried Rice

Fried rice is probably the one thing asian that i cook most over here. Well one reason why is cause, SO can't get used to plain white rice. So i have to add some flavour to rice if i want to eat rice. Sure I can eat it alone but who wants to cook twice.. thats just plain crazy.
oh, anyway. Well sure i don't make nasi goreng like we do in KL or at the mamak stall. But then again, bear in mind i've probably cooked nasi goreng like twice in my life till i got here, so i would know where to begin anyway. I'm just wondering randomly, what is the one simple thing that you cook most and what goes into that.
I never follow recipes, and whatever i cook changes everytime i make it depending on whats in my storage. Here was what was in my fried rice this week. (it was accompanied by half a roast chicken - bought)
Oil - almost half cup, 1 medium onion, 4 cloves garlic, 3 tbsp oyster sauce, 3 tbsp soy sauce, 1 small packet of fried rice seasoning meant for 1 bowl of rice - probably equivalent to 1 stock cube, pepper, 3 slices ham chopped, half cup tomato passata/ puree, 2 handfulls frozen mushroom, frozen green peas, 4 bowls cooked rice, 3 eggs. Kinda in that order. As you can see, i just throw whatever needs to be used up before it gets spoilt really. Tasted good to me. Served with a goo tomato ketchup! :) - you could probably feed 5 hungry people with this.


Otherwise known as Jen said...

Here is an easy peasy rice dish I make when I'm too lazy to really cook. You will need your trusty rice cooker for this. I call it the "Bluff Chicken Rice":

(1) Wash your rice as usual and add the requisite amount of water to the rice.

(2) Cut chicken into small pieces.
Peel 6 cloves of garlic.
Slice 1 big red onion.
Slice pre-soaked chinese black mushrooms.
Oyster sauce.
Soya sauce.
Black pepper.

Mix (2) into (1) and turn on the rice cooker.

That's it. :)

I sometimes substitute the chicken with lap cheong.

AL said...

I'm putting 'rice cooker' on my xmas wish list! Do you know how $ will it be to send one? or i'll get one when i am there...

AL said...

i also did something like that... but without the rice cooker and i made the dark oyster sauce chicken first then added it to the rice when the rice was half way cooked so the chicken wont lose all the taste in the boiling water.