The belly rules the mind … Check This Amazing Recipe: Easy egg-fried rice
How to Make Easy egg-fried rice
less than 30 mins
10 to 30 mins
For the rice
- 2 free-range eggs
- dash sesame oil
- pinch salt
- handful lettuce or cabbage
- 1 carrot
- handful green beans
- 50g/1¾oz frozen petit pois, thawed
- 150g/5½oz cooked jasmine rice
- 2 spring onions
- 2½ tbsp vegetable oil
- 1–2 tsp Chiu Chow chilli oil
For the sauce
- 1–2 tbsp light soy sauce
- 1 tsp sesame oil
Combine the beaten eggs, sesame oil and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
To make the sauce, mix the light soy sauce and sesame oil in a small bowl and set aside.
Put the lettuce or cabbage in a bowl of ice cold water. This will help to crisp up the leaves and provide a crunch to the finished dish.
Make sure you have all your ingredients prepared and ready. You can set them all up clockwise on a large plate in this order – eggs, carrot, beans, petit pois, rice, sauce and spring onions. This makes it easy to remember what order to add things to the wok. Heat 2 tablespoons of the vegetable oil in a wok over a high heat. Once smoking hot, pour the eggs into the wok and allow them to bubble up. Turn the heat down to medium-high, then gradually fold the egg into the hot oil to form a ‘rippled omelette’.
Push the egg to one side of the wok. Add the remaining ½ tablespoon of vegetable oil and, once smoking hot, add the carrot, followed by the rest of the vegetables, stirring and leaving 30 seconds in between each addition. Add the rice, turn the heat back up to high and mix well, trying to separate the grains with a spatula or ladle to remove any large clumps. Add the sauce and stir-fry for a further 2–3 minutes until all the sauce has absorbed into the rice. Stir the egg through the rice and veg.
Pile the rice high in a bowl or keep warm in the wok, scattered with the remaining spring onion. Shake the excess water off the lettuce or cabbage, clump it in the palm of your hand and arrange it on the top of the rice. Drizzle over the Chiu Chow chilli oil and serve.