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June 20, 2009

Nigerian Fried Rice

Filed under: Food — Tags: , — tcchuffel @ 9:19 pm

By Titilayo Ajumobi

Nigerian Fried Rice

Nigerian Fried Rice

Just like in the case of the Nigerian Jollof rice, there are different ways of cooking the Nigerian fried rice too. You can just follow my recipe or add any other ingredient you desire.

Ingredients:

5 cups of rice
½ kilogram of shrimp(peeled), crayfish, periwinkle (optional)
2 kilograms of fish, beef, mutton, chicken or pork
I medium sized onion
5 green peppers
Green peas
Carrots
¼ of a kilogram Liver
¼ of a kilogram Kidney
Sweet corn
Salt
Vegetable oil
Seasoning (knorr, black pepper, curry, thyme and white pepper)
Water

Method:

Put the kidney, liver, shrimp(peeled), crayfish, periwinkle, beef, mutton, chicken or pork in a pot pour some water, slice in some onion, add seasoning and boil for 30 minutes and set aside the meat . Dice the liver, kidney, carrots, onion and green peppers and set them aside. Rinse the rice and pour it into a sieve for the water to drain. Pour some vegetable oil in a frying pan and fry the beef, mutton, chicken, pork or fish (any of these can be used and you may decide to use a little of the four types of meat or fish) until it becomes golden brown. Fry the peeled shrimp, crayfish, periwinkle, carrots, onion, green peas, diced kidney and liver until it becomes golden brown and set aside. Pour some vegetable oil into the frying pan and fry the rice until it becomes golden brown and set aside. Pour some more water into the meat stock if you feel the meat stock may not be enough to cook the rice, add enough salt and seasoning and bring to boil and pour in the rice and let it cook for 30 minutes. When the rice is almost done pour in the fried shrimp, crayfish, periwinkle, carrots, onion, green peas, kidney, liver and sweet corn and stir them into the rice. Don’t add too much water so that by the time the rice is done, it does not stick together. Test the rice to ensure it is properly cooked and serve it with either the fried beef, mutton, chicken pork or fish or as you desire.

Chinese Fried Rice

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By Alan Beggerow

Chinese Fried Rice

Chinese Fried Rice

A basic Chinese recipe, and a great way to use meat and rice leftovers. To cook basic long-grain white rice, bring 2 cups of water to a boil in a saucepan that has a lid. When water is boiling, put in rice and stir. When water returns to the boil, put on the lid and turn the fire down to a very low simmer and cook for 20 minutes. Don’t take the lid off the pan until the 20 minutes is up! For more flavor, beef or chicken stock can be used in place of water. Add1/4 teaspoon of turmeric to the water and it will turn the rice a pretty yellow color.

Pre-cooked rice

Any kind of leftover meat, cut up into bite sized pieces

2 eggs

1 package frozen peas

1 clove garlic, minced

1 onion, diced

1 stalk celery, diced

1 carrot, diced

1 tablespoon sherry

soy sauce

Open bag of frozen peas into strainer, run under cold water and set aside to thaw and drain.

Heat wok, and then add 1-tablespoon peanut oil. Scramble eggs in wok, remove when done and set aside.

Wipe out wok, heat and add 2 tablespoons peanut oil. Stir-fry onion, celery, carrot for 1 minute. Add drained peas, garlic, and sherry, stir-fry for 2 minutes. Crumble and add up to 3 cups of rice. Stir-fry for a minute, add 2 tablespoons soy. Continue to stir-fry until rice is warmed through. Add more soy if desired. Keep rice moving so it won’t clump together. Add meat and combine thoroughly. Gently chop scrambled eggs and sprinkle on the top when done.

The variations on this basic recipe are endless. You can make it vegetarian by omitting the eggs and meat, or substituting tofu for the meat and eggs.

Thai Fried Rice

Filed under: Food — Tags: , — tcchuffel @ 8:56 pm

By Manivan Larprom

Thai Fried Rice

Thai Fried Rice

Fried Rice is everyone’s favorite; it is the best way to use up leftover steamed rice. This recipe calls for Thai Jasmine rice but any steamed rice can be used to make the Thai Fried Rice. The Thai basil herb distinguishes this recipe from other ethnic fried rice recipes.

How to cook Thai Jasmine Rice:

Take 1 cup of Thai jasmine rice and place in a medium pot. Rinse the rice with cold water and drain water at least three times to remove any debris. Add water to the sauce pan until the water levels 1 centimeter above the rice or 1 1/2 cups of water. Place a lid on the pot. Set the stove element to medium heat and place the pot on the element. After 20 minutes, turn the element off and let the rice rest for 10 more minutes.

Recipe for Thai Fried Rice:

2 cups Thai jasmine rice cooked

1 egg

2 tablespoons oil

3 cloves garlic chopped

½ cup of frozen peas and carrots thawed

2 tablespoons oyster sauce

3 tablespoons soy sauce

1 sprig of Thai basil chopped

1 sprig for green onion chopped

Instructions on making fried egg strips: In a small bowl, crack an egg and 1 tablespoon of soy sauce mix using a fork. Set the stove element to high heat and place a wok on top. Add 1 tablespoon each of oil and garlic into the wok. Add the egg and swirl the egg around the wok. Fold the fried egg in half and lip the egg again to cook the other side. Place the fried egg on to a cutting board. Once the fried egg is cooled, slice the egg finely and thinly to create long strips.

Instructions on making Thai Jasmine Fried Rice: Set the stove element to high heat and place a wok on top. Add 1 tablespoon each of oil and garlic into the wok. Add the thawed vegetables and mix for 1 minute. Add the cooked jasmine rice. Add 2 tablespoons each of oyster sauce and soy sauce. Mix to incorporate all ingredients and break any rice clumps. Once the rice is broken, add chopped Thai basil and green onions. Place the fried jasmine rice into a serving bowl and top with the fried egg strips.

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