Saturday, November 23, 2013

Garlic Fried Rice

In my previous post, I made a Miso Grilled Chicken which I served with garlic fried rice. The recipe for the fried rice is really simple, where I basically fried the chopped garlic until it's lightly golden and crisp before tossing the rice in with some eggs, soy sauce and scallions. Please find the recipe after the jump.

Garlic Fried Rice


Vegetable oil, for frying
2 large eggs, beaten
2 cloves garlic, sliced thinly
1/2 tbsp butter
3 cloves garlic, chopped
3 cups cooked white rice, refrigerated overnight
2 tbsp soy sauce
Dash of pepper
1/4 cup chopped scallions


Heat 1 tbsp vegetable oil in a wok and swirl around to coat. Pour beaten egg into the wok, and when it's almost set, scramble it and chop it up with a spatula. Transfer to a plate and set aside.

Heat 1 tbsp oil in the wok and fry the sliced garlic on medium heat until lightly golden. Remove the garlic chips and set aside. Leave the oil in the wok.

Add a little more oil to the wok if not enough, plus the butter. Fry the chopped garlic until lightly golden. Quickly toss in the rice (use a fork to scrape the rice into the wok if it's too hard and clumpy). Spread out the rice in the wok so that it heats and cooks evenly. Drizzle soy sauce on the outer edges of the rice and stir through. Add the cooked egg and pepper and toss through the rice. Finally add the scallions and fry for 30 seconds. Turn off heat and transfer to a serving plate. Garnish with garlic chips and serve.