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Simple Chinese Fried Rice

What do you do when you have left over rice, left over spam… you fry rice of course! Oops, sorry for my lame joke. I’m just admiting to the typical Chinese homemaker thinking on leftovers. Leftovers are good for fried rice because fried rice doesn’t need a standard list of ingredients. My mum used to make fried rice with just eggs, sesame oil and garlic/ginger and it tasted just as awesome. In addition to the left over spam, I added my favourite Chinese Sausages aka Lap-Cheong. It is the chinese version of cured meat, or chorizo in my humble opinion. Lap-Cheong has a distinct wine-ish taste which is a fan to some but not for others. I love Lap-Cheong and would love to have it everyday if I could, but similar like any cured meat; is not good if consume too much.
Ingredients:
  • 4 cups of cooked rice (left in the fridge overnight)
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 chinese sausage (lap cheong), diced
  • 1 cup spam, cubed
  • 1/2 brown/white onions, finely chopped
  • 1 cup of Heinz frozen mix vege (consists of corn, pea and carrot chunks)
  • 2 eggs, whisked (add some water to thin it out)
  • 3 tablespoon of sesame oil
  • Seasoning for rice:
    • 2 tablespoon light soy sauce
    • 2 tablespoon sesame oil
    • 1 teaspoon sugar
    • 1 teaspoon chinese wine (Shaoxing wine)
    • Dash of salt and pepper
  • Fried shallots (optional) for garnishing

Steps:

  1. Add seasoning into the rice until well combined and place aside.
  2. Heat up 2 tablespoon of oil in a wok. Fry the spam till golden brown and set aside.
  3. Add more oil as required and fry the chopped onions until golden brown. Set aside.
  4. Add sesame oil into the same wok and add chopped garlic. Stir fry till fragrant.
  5. Next, add the eggs. When it almost turn into an omelette, using a spatula, break the egg into pieces and stir it aside in the wok.
  6. Next toss in the chinese sausage and frozen mix vege. Fry for 1-2 minutes.
  7. Add the seasoned rice into the wok. Add the fried spam and onions.
  8. Give it a good stir fry for a few more minutes until everything is well combined. Adjust seasoning as required.
  9. Remove and serve fried rice with the fried shallots (optional).

 

Ho Jiak!
Cooksnaps

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