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Fried Rice

The weather has been awesome this past week. So we have been trying to spend a lot of time outdoors, thus leaving me no time to cook. It’s been lots of one-pot meals or sandwiches lately. Here is one of our favorite one-dish meals – Fried Rice.

Fried Rice


Fried rice is so simple yet so versatile. You can just about add anything to it except the kitchen sink! For this fried rice, I’ve added Spam (or luncheon meat), carrots, peas and corn. Served with a side of spicy sambal, it always gets cleaned off the plate.

For me, the trick to getting a good fried rice is to keep all the ingredients dry. So if you are adding chicken, pan fry the chicken, remove and drain it first. Then add it back in to the fried rice later when it’s almost done. That way the rice does not get soggy from the liquid from the meat. Of course if you have a super hot wok like those in the restaurants, forget the above tip and just fry everything together. 🙂

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  • miche May 19, 2008, 5:41 pm

    i love cooking fried rice too. this is the only way to get my kids to eat veggie.

    Yup, good way to hide lots of veggie. 🙂

  • tigerfish May 21, 2008, 10:11 am

    Only in your blog..I hear of good weather. Elsewhere, I keep hearing hot and humid. Lucky girl!

    Yummy fried rice you have. The fried shallots on top gonna make it taste even better!

    The good weather didn’t last very long. Now it’s back to wet & cold! 🙁

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