You can use any cut of pork. I like pork loin since it is leaner, but I used pork butt this time because it was on sale. It is a fattier piece of meat but very moist and tender. If you aren’t a fan of pork, you can even substitute for chicken.
Fried rice is usually made of the same rice as plain white rice , long grain or jasmine rice . Home style friend rice, typically uses day old rice, but restaurants will use fresh cooked rice, just made with less water to make the rice a bit less sticky.
Directions Melt butter in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir pork , carrot, broccoli, peas, and green onion in melted butter until pork is cooked through, 7 to 10 minutes. Scramble egg in the skillet until completely set. Return the pork mixture to the skillet.
Ingredients in Fried Rice My three secret ingredients for the best fried rice : Fish sauce (it adds SO much umami flavor and should not be skipped – we like to use Red Boat Fish Sauce since has all clean ingredients with the best flavor) (I’ve also heard read great things about this Vegan version)
Things you should never order from a Chinese restaurant Fried rice. Shutterstock. Sweet-and-sour chicken. Shutterstock. Crab rangoon. Shutterstock. Egg rolls. Shutterstock. Orange beef. Shutterstock. Lemon chicken. Shutterstock. Shrimp toast. Shutterstock. Anything with crab. Shutterstock.
Chinese food is cheaper in China because its China Western food is foreign in China and may require imported ingredients and specialized cooking knowledge. Local food will always be cheaper that exotic/foreign food in whatever country you go to.
It’s gonna taste like a chef cooked it, and we’re here to help. One thing the pros know is that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all method for rice . It depends on the rice type, if it’s been soaked, and how it’s been seasoned. It’s all about water absorption and technique.
Home style fried rice , this is the common recipe of day old rice and then whatever ingredients you have to add flavor and texture to the dish. Restaurant fried rice , uses freshly cooked rice , that has been cooked with slightly less water so make it less sticky.
Chinese people do eat dessert – the fruit plate,” my friend reminded me. Yes, Chinese people don’t usually order dessert , but restaurants do serve fruit platters, mostly comprising fruits that are in-season, such as watermelons, tomatoes, apples and oranges.
You may be wondering why the pork in a takeout Pork Fried Rice is red in color. The reason for that is that the pork used in the rice is actually char siu, a kind of Chinese BBQ pork with a sweet flavor and shiny, brick red crust on the outside.
Fried rice has such a distinct flavor, and I think it’s just as good the un- fried way. This is also such a good way to use up any cooked brown rice you have leftover from other dishes. This dish is full of healthy fiber, protein, good fat, and good carbs, and is loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Try steamed or roasted broccoli, brussels sprouts, or green beans. Or do a quick stir fry of zucchini, onions, mushrooms, carrots etc. Season with garlic and soy sauce.
Generally, fried rice should be seasoned with a small amount of soy sauce, salt, oyster sauce or fish sauce. The flavor of the rice should be highlighted, not the seasonings. Chinese fried rice – light soy sauce and dark soy sauce are used. Some chefs prefer just a pinch of salt to keep the bright color of the rice .
Dark soy sauce It’s a dark-colored soy sauce that has a thicker texture and lightly sweet taste. It’s the key to the beautiful caramelized color of soy sauce fried rice.
Using Previously Uncooked Rice When using uncooked rice for a fried rice recipe, the rice should be rinsed and soaked before cooking . After the rice is well drained, it is stir- fried for several minutes using a small amount of oil in a large skillet.