Had leftover rice from the previous night’s dinner, so I refrigerated it (about half a cup) and decided to try making fried rice for breakfast. I have a love-hate relationship with rice because of the carbohydrates, so I tend to skip plain rice whenever possible. Fried rice though, I LOVE. My favourite fried rice has to be the signature dish from Xin Wang Hong Kong Cafe, topped with tiny crabstick cubes (crabsticks are disgusting in general).
Anyway, my parents gave me a bag of mini bell peppers that has sat in the fridge for the past week because I don’t know what to do with it, so I thought I’d just toss everything into the pan with the rice. It turned out pretty nice despite the lack of ingredients, and I didn’t even have to watch a YouTube video to learn the ways of frying rice!
Here’s my less than scientific recipe:
- Heat up the pan with some oil in it. Pour in finely chopped garlic and swirl it around in the oil.
- Pour in the rice. Swirl it around the pan. Mix well with the garlic.
- Pour in one or two beaten egg(s) on top of the rice. Fold the rice and the eggs together.
- Pour in an appropriate amount of soy sauce. Mix well.
- Pour in chopped bell peppers. Mix well.
- Season with black pepper.
I continued flipping things around in the pan until an appropriate amount of time had passed, then I turned off the gas and plated the rice.I’m feeling very confident now that I know I can’t mess up fried rice! I’ll add meat next time. And maybe tiny crabstick cubes. I need spring onions as well. Also shallots. I am so domesticated now!
- After pouring in the beaten egg, the rice got a little clumpy and I was afraid it would turn soggy, but after drizzling in the soy sauce, the rice unclumped itself! Am I using too much egg?