Thursday, April 15, 2010

Brown Rice Fried Rice


Since I switched to brown rice, I haven't really gotten enough leftover rice for fried rice.  Or I mixed it with the take away leftover white rice for my fried rice.  Today, I finally get to try the 100% brown rice fried rice as according to one of my readers, the brown rice made good fried rice.  The brown rice that I got in the Asian store was of high quality short grain variety.  I was lucky enough to receive some BBQ pork from a friend which made my fried rice extra special.  I added minced ginger, dried shrimps and "lap cheong" (Chinese sausage) and I tell you these combination made a good fried rice.


I can tell you the brown rice makes good fried rice too.  Even though I found it on the wet side, I guess we used more water to cook the brown rice, also brown rice has more moisture compared to white rice.  It tasted different and I liked it, a bit like eating the stir-fried glutinous rice in the dim sum shop.  Why don't you give it a try too?   Don't you love my colorful creation?




Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp dried shrimps, reconstituted in warm water, slightly chopped
  • 1 inch piece of ginger, minced
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup of cut BBQ pork
  • 1 Lap Cheong, Chinese dried sausage, cut thinly in circle
  • 3/4 cup frozen mixed vegetable
  • 1 big bowl of leftover cold brown rice, about 4 cups

Seasoning:
  • Oyster sauce
  • Soy sauce
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Black pepper

Method:

1.  Heat up a wok, when heated, add in some cooking oil.  Add in ginger, fry a little.  Add in dried shrimps, fry until fragrant.

2.  Add in beaten egg, when half cook add in cold rice and stir-fry well.

3.  Add in Chinese sausage, BBQ pork and mixed vegetable, stir-fry well.

4.  Add in seasoning to taste, stir-fry well.  Dish out and serve hot.

11 comments:

Belinda @zomppa said...

I miss fried rice! Still haven't gotten good at making brown rice - can I come over??

daphne said...

And a healthy one too! I love the colours and bet the girls like it too?

MaryMoh said...

That's very generous ingredients. Looks very delicious. Fried rice is always my favourite....a real comfort food.

kirbie said...

Your fried rice looks delicious! I love brown rice. Never tried making fried rice with it, but I think I will try it this weekend.

Roxy Te Owens said...

I make a mean fried rice, but I'll to try adding the dried shrimp!

SIG said...

It's beautiful like the colours of the rainbow. :)

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

This sound healthy and delicious!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

Love making fried chicken using brown rice, they don't get soggy easily and they separate themselves beautifully...plus, they're healthy eh? Your creation is truly colorful!

baby cribs said...

I have omitted fried rice in my diet and now I am starting to miss it. This one looks good!

tigerfish said...

Can you find the brand Asian Taste over there? I think it is brown long grain rice, if you enjoy long grain more than short grain.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Belinda, just add double the water amount when cooking brown rice. ;)

Yes Daphne, my girls liked the brown rice fried rice too. I have no problem switching to brown rice.

Thanks Mary, me too!

Good luck kirbie! :)

Try it and see if you like it, Roxy. :)

Thanks SIG. :)

Thanks Sonia. :)

Thanks Rita and yes brown rice is healthier than white rice.

Thanks baby cribs. I don't think I can omit fried rice in my diet, is like a comfort food to me.

Tigerfish, not sure leh, I never look at brand. :P I think long grain is drier compared to short grain. My hubby bought 5 (5 lb each) home, so have to finish this batch first, two more bags to go. ;) Next time I will do the brown rice shopping. LOL!