I need help. I would like to learn how to make the most optimal fried rice imaginable.
I make a mean curried fried rice:
- protein of your choice (I use seitan)
- olive oil
- sesame oil
- curry powder (I use yellow curry powder)
- crushed red pepper flakes for heat (optional)
- soy sauce
- fish sauce
- cut up veggies (onions, peas, carrots, green bell pepper, whatever)
- any kind of broth or stock (I prefer veggie)
- salt & pepper
- cooked rice (basmati has a nice texture)
1.) Add a couple tablespoons of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of sesame oil to pan until you can see the oil ripple.
2.) Brown protein in hot oil. Add cut up veggies and cook until translucent. You can add salt & pep to the meat and veggies if you like.
3.) While meat & veggies are cookin’, whisk 3/4 teaspoon of cumin, 1/2 t. of curry powder (less for less heat), 1/2 t. of crushed red pepper flakes for heat (if you don’t like it spicy, omit), 3-4 tablespoons of soy sauce, 2 tablespoons of fish sauce (more or less for saltiness), and a 1/4 c. plus a couple tablespoons of broth or stock together until mixed
4.) Pour mixed sauce over veggies & meat. Let cook until meat and veggies are coated. Taste the sauce to see if you need more spices or if it’s too salty/spicy, add more broth/stock.
5. Put cooked rice into the pan and mix until the rice is coated in the sauce as well.
6. A delicious and colorful fried rice is ready to enjoy!
I’ve been meaning to make a cookbook out of my half assed recipes.