Monday, October 8, 2012

China Fried Rice

This recipe is from my 2nd cousin's wife who is from Malaysia.  She's lived in Singapore and speaks Chinese.  I've tried so many ham fried rice recipes and never gotten the right taste, but this recipe comes the closest.

4 T oil
3 cloves garlic
3 T chopped onion
2 spring onions
1/2 can lunch meat/pack of ham
2 1/2 C cooked, chilled rice
1 T sugar
1 T soy sauce
1/2 T sesame oil
1 T fish sauce or 1/2 t salt
3 T peas
1 egg

In a wok or fry pan, stir fry garlic and onion in oil until golden, add meat, spring onion, peas, and egg.  Stir fry until cooked.

Add rice, sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, pepper, and fish sauce.  Cook over medium heat, stirring and tossing gently until mixture is well combined. Cook another minute, then serve.


I usually use less oil, sometimes use garlic powder, use regular onions, don't use sesame oil, use garlic salt for the fish sauce, and add more peas.  I also cook the egg in my frying pan on its own, then add the other ingredients.

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