The other day, I found a bit too much of left-over rice in the ref. What to do, what to do? Fried rice, of course! Here is my Chinese fried rice recipe. It’s called Chao Fan.
I have some Chinese chorizos (pork sausages) that I bought a few weeks ago from Binondo. I diced a piece of the chorizo, beat some eggs, and chopped up some garlic, onions and leeks.
Next I heated up some oil in a wok. I sauteed the veggies and chorizo in the hot oil, and stirred in the eggs as I reduced the heat. In came the rice, and a few sprinkles of water for the rice to cook in. A dash of salt and pepper, and some soy sauce. I kept tossing for a few minutes, scraping the wok’s bottom to make sure it doesn’t burn.
Voila – a simple but complete breakfast!
Ingredients for this simple fried rice recipe:
3 to 4 cups leftover cooked rice (broken up)
2 tbsp cooking oil
1 tbsp butter (optional)
2-3 cloves garlic, diced
1 onion, chopped
1-2 pcs Chinese chorizo (my favorite is the Kwong Bee brand), chopped into cubes
3 eggs, beaten
1-2 tsp soy sauce
salt and pepper to taste
other veggies, like diced carrots, peas, sweet corn kernels, may also be added