Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Chinese Styled Fried Rice

My mum has always told me that fried rice is the easiest thing to cook where the preparation time and the actual cooking time is relatively short. Most of the ingredients that one needs for fried rice could be anything that is left in the fridge. The most important ingredient being leftover rice as great fried rice normally is cooked with overnight refrigerated cooked rice :).

Oh yeah, there is this toy in the cupboard that I have not yet opened and I am quite excited to see if it does what the packet says it will do. It is a Rice Mold that I bought from Daiso.

Took it out of the packet, washed it and laid it out to dry whilst I prepared myself to do a Chinese Styled Fried Rice.


2 cups of overnight cooked rice
2-3 shallots (sliced)
1 Chinese sausage (this can be replaced with chicken meat, ham slices or any meat bits you may have left in the fridge) - sliced
2 eggs
1 cup of frozen mixed vegetables (corn, carrots and peas) - washed
A few leaves of lettuce (whichever type you prefer) -sliced
Cooking oil
Sesame seed oil
Soya Sauce, Salt, Sugar and Pepper to taste
1 tomato (for garnishing only)


1) Heat some oil in the wok/pan and put in the sliced shallots. When the shallots turns aromatic, put in the sliced Chinese sausages. Fry these for about a minute or so.

2) Add in the cooked rice and sprinkle a little water (with your hands) into the hot wok if the rice appears too dry. Break up the rice clumps.

3) Make a little well in the center of the rice, pour a little sesame oil into the center and crack in two eggs. Put in a dash of soya sauce into the eggs and scramble them.

4) Add in the cup of mixed vegetables. Add in soya sauce, sugar, salt and pepper for taste.

5) Lastly, add in the sliced lettuce. Stir in and your rice is ready to be served.

I scooped my rice into the rice mold. Since the mold is made of metal, it can get pretty hot. So, use an oven mitten or a cloth to protect your hands *ouch.. I learned this the painful way.

I think I should have to pack in the rice tighter as the rice shape was not as nice as that on the picture on the packet. Oh well, I will do it again soon as I simply love fried rice and I can eat bowls and bowls of it... *carbo meter blowing up...weeeeeee

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Sue said...

oh la la fried rice, i luvfuuuuu

Che-Cheh said...

I LOVE fried rice too.
Yours is wonderful looking. I rarely put sesame oil... unless I cook meat. Nowadays I sub sesame oil with balsamic vinegar. YUM!

YozoraNiteSky said...

Sue: ahhhh... another fried rice lover :D

Che-Cheh: *high5. Oh I have balsamic vinegar at home. Next time I will substitute the sesame seed oil with this. Must be nice.

twosuperheroes said...

wow...your fried rice sure looks good woh! So packed with ingredients! Haha.. :p

xin said...

wow so much ingredients! O_O reminded me of my mom's fried rice. argh i am so craving for some now. i can never seem to do a good fried rice, mine is always too dry.

YozoraNiteSky said...

supes: haha..very tamak makan (greedy) mah... so, whatever is in the fridge, i bantai aje :D

xin: so glad you like it. if the rice is a bit dry, just sprinkle water whilst you are frying the rice. this will make it less dry

babe_kl said...

i love fried rice cos its so versatile, just dump in anything u find on hand :p

YozoraNiteSky said...

exactly babe.. and the best part about it is .... it tastes soooooo gooooood :D

(( K@Y )) said...

o...I need to get one of those rice mold...looks pretty cool!

YozoraNiteSky said...

hi ((K@Y)). grab one at Daiso, The Curve or the one at IOI Mall for RM5. I know they still have them, the last time I went :D

(( K@Y )) said...

I really want to, the only Daiso I know is on the west coast, the area I live don't have a Daiso =(

YozoraNiteSky said...

hi K@Y, where do you live? if you want, I'll get one and send it over to you :D. just mail me at nypl118@gmail.com.