Easy Egg Fried Rice Recipe
When planning any Chinese meal either a quick snack or an emperor’s banquet you just have to have my easy egg fried rice. Period it just cannot happen with out it. Over one billion Chinese people haven’t got it wrong have they. Yes its true that China produces around 30% of the worlds rice output so they have a lot to go around.
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Cheap Egg Fried Rice
Now everyone has their favourite Chinese takeaway with the perfect egg fried rice recipe. Have noticed though on the menu at the top of the rice dishes its always the most expensive dish. You have to go all the way to the bottom to find the egg fried rice, below that its plain boiled rice. Errghh that plain tasteless rice. I admit its good for soaking up those delicious Chinese sauces. Top of the menu is usually the special fried rice and don’t worry you can also make this at home.
The average price for takeaway egg fried rice is £2.50
Considering you can get basic long grain rice for around a £1 per kilo. Suddenly the average price of a takeaway egg fried rice doesn’t come that cheap at all. I hope to convince you that you to can make this tasty Chinese peasant dish in you own home.
Cheats Egg Fried Rice
The traditional way of making egg fried rice involves some degree of skill. The hardest part is in cooking the dried rice in the first instant. Now I consider myself quiet a good cook (my friends do to, honest) but boiling rice is my nemesis in the kitchen. I no longer even try to cook rice from scratch, I have no desire to even try any more especially as I have a quicker more convenient method.
Boil in the bag rice ? No takes to long, I use microwave long grain rice the same as I do for my cheats keema rice . All it takes is two minutes in the microwave and its done. Well nearly done it just needs cooling and then tossing into a frying pan. As always its Cheap Dinner Ideas so the best long grain microwave rice for egg fried rice to get is the cheapest. Don’t get that rice from your Uncle as its way expensive. The cheapest I have found for microwave rice is Sainsburys home brand at 55p for 250g. Great to always have in the cupboards as a stand by. Stop the press, just found a bag in Aldi for 45p so will have to try that.
Easy Egg Fried Rice Ingredients
Now to stop you getting into the car to fetch your egg fried rice from your local Chinese takeaway we need to replicate the flavour. Thats if you actually leave your arm chair, this easy egg fried rice will be ready before your delivery gets to the front door. This cheats egg fried rice recipe only takes three ingredients so lets compare to the superstar chefs.
Soya Sauce, never ever buy one of those small bottles of soya sauce as they are far to expensive. Ideally if you live in a city find your local Chinese supermarket. Whenever I know I am passing close to one I always stock up on Chinese goodies. Shopping list, egg noodles, Soya Sauce, Sweet Hosin sauce, Oyster sauce, the only problem I have is finding storage for it all.
Ken Hom only really uses 4 ingredients so it looks pretty similar and simple too.
The Best Egg Fried Rice Recipe
Easy Egg Fried Rice
- Wok (large frying pan)
- 1 bag of microwave long grain rice
- 1 egg
- 3 tsp light soya sauce
- 1 tsp cooling oil
- Microwave the rice as to the instructions on the packet, Remove from the pouch and spread into a bowl to cool1 bag of microwave long grain rice
- Large frying pan (or wok) with the oil get hot1 tsp cooling oil
- Add the cooled rice and cook for 1 minute
- Add the soya sauce cook for 2 minutes3 tsp light soya sauce
- Break the egg in the pan with the rice Now stir vigorously so the yolk breaks and all the rice gets coated with the egg1 egg
- Cook the rice until all the egg is cooked Serve
You can now try the special fried rice once you have mastered this basic egg fried rice recipe
cooked rice, 1 egg, Oil to cook in and soya sauce
You rice should already pre cooked so it should not take any longer than 5 minutes to cook
yes you can, I usually microwave it first and let go cool so it becomes a little softer
yes you can, the same principle, cook it in a frying pan on a high heat ensure every piece of rice is cooked through
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Happiest in the kitchen feeding the 3 children who are constantly hungry. Lucky enough to have worked in a Pro kitchen on a voluntary basis to learn the tricks of the trade.. Buckinghams The restaurant with one Table. With Chef Nick Buckingham.(RIP)