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Fried rice is one of those recipes that are easy to make and really yummy. If you have leftover rice from the day before this is also a great dish to make. You can throw in any vegetables you want, although I have my preferred vegetables I like to throw in. This recipe is partly inspired by my boyfriend’s mom her fried rice recipe. I never ate fried rice until I met my boyfriend and his mom could cook a delicious fried rice, after having eaten it a few times there and askign how she made it. I I tried making my own, the first few tries were pretty bad, but after another few tries I have perfected the recipe.
- Rice – 1 1/2 cup uncooked or 3 cups cooked
- Red bell pepper – 1
- Frozen Green Peas – 1 cup
- Corn – 1/2 cup
- Egg – 6
- Bouillon cube – 1
- Garlic – 6
- Onion – 1
- Olive Oil
- water – 125 ml/ 1/2 cup
- Soy Sauce/ ketchap (optional) – 2 teaspoons
- Sambal – 2 teaspoons (optional)
This recipe feeds around 3 people. This is the basis of the recipe, you can add in different vegetables or extra spices. I like to add some soy sauce or ketchap for a stronger taste or some extra salt or spices. You can also add meat or tofu, but I like it best with egg.
- First start by cooking the rice. Throw the rice in the boiled water and boil for 10 minutes. When the rice done cooking, drain and set aside
- While the rice is cooking slice and dice the vegetables.
- Next heat the oil and bake onion and garlic. Then add the paprika and the bouillon cube and cook for a few minutes.
- In the meantime crack the eggs above a bowl and beat them. Add the soy sauce and sambal (optional) and stir well.
- Now add the egg to the vegetables in the wok, stir now and then so they resemble scrambled eggs.
- Add the veggies that don’t have to bake as long like the corn and green peas now and stir well
- Last add the rice and mix well. Add some more soy sauce or other spices (optional).
Cooking the rice
Then bake the onion and garlic
After adding the paprika and bouillon cube
Crack the eggs in a bowl
This is what it looks like after adding the sambal and soy sauce
Now add the egg to the veggies in the wok, let it bake for a bit and then stir, so it becomes scrambled
Then add the green peas, corn and rice
- Vary with vegetables. Try adding broccoli, green beans or any other vegetables you like. Make sure to pre-cook them first if necessary. Vegetables that don’t have to cook long you can add during step 6.
- Chicken fried rice. Add 200 gram chicken and bake when adding the paprika. You can substitute the egg for chicken or add both chicken and egg, whatever you like best.
- Bami/ fried noodles. My mom used to make nasi and bami and lot when we were little, so I came up with the idea to tweak this recipe and make it with mie/ noodles instead of rice. I might like this variation even more as I like noodles more then rice. You can also use spaghetti or any long type of pasta. Just cook the pasta for the amount of time it says on the package and then mix it through the egg and veggies. You can also serve with chicken and saté.
- Fried Quinoa. Use about 250-300 gram/ 2 cups quinoa instead of rice.