I love making Chinese Food at home. I don't know how authentic it would taste if I were serving Chinese guests but all my American friends love it. I think it tastes exactly like what I order at my favorite restaurant...so much so that I don't order out anymore. Try it and let me know what you think. I am betting you'll love it!
Shrimp Fried Rice
1 cup of cooked rice
1/2 pound large shrimp, cleaned and chopped to bite sized pieces
2 green onions (scallions) green part chopped
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup of carrots, diced small
1/2 cup of peas
1 red onion, chopped or sliced thin
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon oyster sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons Olive Oil or peanut oil for frying
Beat eggs and set aside. Using a Wok or large Skillet, put heat up to high. When pan is very hot, Add peanut oil or olive oil and when it reaches a very hot temperature add your shrimp and cook and stir constantly until it just turns pink. Remove the shrimp to a plate and drain most of the oil, leaving just a small amount. Add onion and garlic and saute until tender. Add petite mixed vegetables and keep stirring. Next add oyster sauce and stir again. Then add in beaten eggs and rice, stirring until eggs are cooked. Add soy sauce, and sesame oil and stir well while cooking. Finally, add the chopped green onion and stir for about a minute. Serve warm.
All your ingredients in the recipe are exactly how I do my fried rice. I'm non-Chinese but a Singaporean and cook and eat both Chinese and other ethnic local dishes plus Western food. The only difference for us locally would be to use cold rice - left over rice from the refrigerator. The grains tend not to stick when fried. However, your photos show nice fluffy grains. Could be the rice we use has more starch. Love your recipes.ReplyDelete