Viktoria’s Chinese Fried Rice
When I first arrived in America my very first food that I fell in love with was Chinese. My family used to live in a small town in Northern California. This town had only one Chinese restaurant that has been run by small Chinese family. Their food was always exceptional. The cook was the grandmother, the waitress the mother and the children bused the tables. Everyone was always smiling when we walked in to this place. During our visits I was asking the grandmother about the ingredients she was using in some of her dishes that I liked so much. She was very kind to share them with me. One of these recipes was fried rice. Later I adopted this recipe even more in order to meet my family’s needs and tastes. Preparation takes a little time but the process of cooking is quick and easy. This dish can be served as a complete meal or you can add spring rolls or Teriyaki chicken to it as a side dish.
This recipe can easily feed 4-5 people.
• 1 cup dry long grain white rice (2 cups of cooked rice)
• 2 cups water
• 1 large egg
• 2 cups frozen peas and carrots
• 1 pound cooked pork roast (you can use leftover roast from previous dinner)
• ¼ cup soy sauce
• ½ onions chopped
• ½ teaspoon ground ginger or fresh chopped ginger
• 1 tablespoon cane or white sugar (optional)
• 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter to enhance the flavor
• 4 tablespoon chopped green onions for garnishing
First, you need to prepare rice. In the small saucepan bring to boil 1 cup of rice and two cups of water, turn temperature down to low and cook for about 17-20 minutes then cover with the lid turn temperature off and let it completely cool down.
Make omelet from one egg and when it cools slice it into thin strips and set aside.
Preheat large skillet to medium temperature and add olive oil.
Chop pork roast into small pea size cubes. Repeat same with the onion.
Transfer chopped onions and the chopped pork into the skillet and cook for 3 minutes.
Next add frozen vegetables into the onion and pork and cook for another 3 minutes.
Then add rice, mix it with the meat and vegetables, add butter, soy sauce, sugar and ground ginger and mix it again.
Cook for another 3 minutes and it is done. Serve it on a large serving platter, garnish with sliced omelet and green onions.