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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Love Fried Rice For Valentine's Day


According to Wiki,  Qixi Festival (Chinese: 七夕), also known as the Qiqiao Festival (Chinese: 乞巧節), is a Chinese festival that celebrates the annual meeting of the cowherd and weaver girl in Chinese mythology and this festival is the chinese Valentine's Day.  Although the chinese does not celebrate Valentine's Day like the West does by giving flowers and gifts, they demonstrate their love by cooking their favorite foods.  and since rice is a symbol of life itself, to the chinese, and we have all heard the line that “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.”  For sure, who doesn’t love a great meal, especially when someone cooks it for you?  You do not have to spend alot of time and money, just fry these simple fried rice following these recipes.  I have shared 2 ways and these ways are the simpliest ways to good fried rice.



Please give me a feedback if you should woo your love ones if you should cook this,

 HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY.




Recipe 1

Ingredients:

2 cups cooked rice - preferably cooled
2 large eggs lightly beatened with 1/2 tsp salt and a dash of white pepper
1/2 cup peeled and deveined shrimp - diced and marinate with 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp sugar and a dash of white pepper.
2 tbsp oil
Adjust taste with more salt and fish sauce according.
Chopped green onions

Method:

In a large bowl, mix the cooled cooked rice and the slightly beatened egg.  mix in the eggs with the rice, making sure that every grain of rice is coated with eggs.

Preheat the wok and when it is heated well, put in 2 tbsp oil and swirl it to coat the wok.    Put in the diced shrimp and cook until they are pink.  Dish out the cooked shrimp, leaving the oil in the wok and leave aside.

Lower the heat to medium and add in the egg coated rice.  Stir-fry the rice until it is dried and every grain of rice is separated and popping.  Add in the cooked shrimp and mix to combine.  Add in chopped green onions and adjust the taste.

Recipe 2

Ingredients:

2 cups cooked rice - preferably cooled
2 large eggs - lightly beatened with 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp white pepper
1/2 cup diced roast pork
1/2 cup peeled and deveined - diced and marinate with 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp sugar and a dash of white pepper
2 tbsp oil
Chopped green onions
Adjust taste with salt and fish sauce/light soya sauce

Method:

Heat wok and when wok is hot, add in 1 tbsp oil and swirl the oil around to coat the wok.

Add in the eggs and scramble the eggs, breaking it up with the ladle.  Remove and set aside.

Reheat the wok and add in the other 1 tbsp oil, when it is hot, add in the chopped shrimp and cook until they turn pink.  Remove the cooked shrimp, leaving the oil behind and set aside.

When the wok is hot again, add in the diced roast pork and cook awhile before adding in the rice.  Using the ladle, press on the rice to break it up.  Continue to press and move rice around for even cooking - the rice should not stick to wok, if the wok was heated through before ingredients were put in.  Return the scrambled omelet and cooked shrimp to the wok and  mix to combine well.  Adjust taste with salt and fish sauce/light soya sauce before adding in the chopped green onions.







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