I've said it before,
I'll say it again...
I love Chinese food!
I will learn to re-create my favorite Asian dishes at home!
So far, I've gotten Shrimp Lo-Mein & Bourbon Chicken & Spring Rolls perfected!
Now... for another one of my favorites!
Shrimp fried rice!!
mmm mmm mmm!
Again, I gotta say...
Sesame oil is the key to authentic Chinese food flavor.
But please PLEASE remember...
a tiny bit goes a looong way!
it's really easy to over-do the sesame oil.
Always make your rice the day before you plan on making fried rice.
you want cold rice!
If it is not cold enough, you'll have a sticky mess.
It'll still taste good... but look and feel yucky.
Dana's Shrimp Fried Rice
- 3/4-1 cup onion, finely chopped
- 3 tablespoons oil
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten (or more eggs if you like)
- 5 drops soy sauce
- 5 drops sesame oil
- 8 ounces cooked shrimp, pork or chicken, chopped
- 1/2 cup finely chopped carrot (very small)
- 1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed
- 1/2 cup pea pods, chopped
- 1 small can sliced water chestnuts
- 1 small can baby corn, chopped
- 5 cups cold cooked rice, grains separated (cook it the night before)
- 4 green onions, chopped
- 2 cups bean sprouts
- 4 tablespoons soy sauce (add more if you like)
- 6 drops sesame oil
- Heat 1 tbsp oil in wok; add chopped onions and stir-fry until browned, 8-10 minutes; remove from wok.
- Allow wok to cool slightly.
- Wisk eggs with 5 drops of soy and 5 drops of sesame oil; set aside.
- Add 1/2 tbsp oil to wok, swirling to coat surfaces; add egg mixture; working quickly, swirl egg until egg sets against wok; when egg puffs, flip egg and cook other side briefly; remove from wok, and chop into small pieces.
- Heat 2 tbsp oil in wok; add selected meat to wok, along with carrots, peas, pea pods, water chestnuts, corn, and cooked onion; stir-fry for 2 minutes.
- Add rice, green onions, and bean sprouts, tossing to mix well; stir-fry for 3 minutes.
- Add 4 tbsp of soy sauce, 6 drops sesame oil, and chopped egg to rice mixture and fold in; stir-fry for 1 minute more; serve.
- Set out additional soy sauce on the table, if desired.