Saturday, January 30, 2016

Fried Rice

I've been making a lot of rice recently which means leftover rice which means fried rice.   The Blog Tech has always been a big fan of fried rice so this makes him very happy.
 I don't use woks or do stir fries because it's tough to get the really high heat you need and my standard kitchen fan doesn't handle that kind of grease.  I made this in a heavy fry pan. Combine 2 T. of canola oil with 2 T. sesame oil and fry 1 medium diced onion and several stalks of sliced celery.

 Add 2 T. of grated ginger and lots of fresh cracked pepper.  Sprinkle in a bit of salt but not too much because it will get some saltiness from soy sauce. Sprinkle with some granulated garlic and granulated onion to taste, about 1 tsp. each.

 Stir in your leftover rice, I had about 4 cups. Add 1 cup of chicken stock, a couple squirts of fish sauce and about 1 tablespoon of soy sauce.  Don't add too much soy or it will be overkill.  I find that most people use too much soy sauce in dishes like this.  It should add flavor but not give it an overwhelming taste.

Add 1 lb. of peeled, de-veined shrimp and cook over high heat stirring until the shrimp turn pink. Some people like to add peas and carrots but I just don't get that. But that's just me so throw them in if it makes you happy.