The Secret to Fried Rice

I’m sure everyone has tried fried rice at one point or another. Usually when you get it at a restaurant, it has eggs, peas, carrots and some sort of meat like ground beef or chicken. But what about when you make it at home?

The good thing about homemade fried rice is you can use your imagination and almost anything you can find in your fridge or pantry. If you have some extra veggies lying around, throw it in. If you have lots of meat and don’t know what to do with it, put it in. The list and possibilities are endless: shrimp, fish, BBQ pork, corn, zucchini, etc. I only suggest that you cut whatever ingredients you choose into little cubes so that there is consistency.

The plate of fried rice pictured below has celery, bean sprouts, duck, crab, scallions, eggs and of course, rice.

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Homemade Fried Rice

So what’s the secret to fried rice? You have to use cold, day old, leftover rice. If you use freshly cooked rice, it will be too glutinous and sticky and it won’t come out nicely.

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