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  • Seasonal local food recipe No.367 – Egg fried rice

    Posted on August 27th, 2017 Janet No comments

    This is an old favourite from Ken Hom‘s classic Hot Wok, using the cucumber from this week’s veg boxes.

    Serves 2-4

    Preparation time: 10 minutes
    Cooking time: 12-15 minutes

    Ingredients
    Cooked rice – see below
    2 eggs, beaten
    2 tsp sesame oil
    1/2 tsp salt
    2 tbsp groundnut oil
    225g onions, coarsely chopped
    2 tsp salt
    1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
    175g cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced
    100g fresh or frozen sweetcorn kernels
    1 tsp chilli oil

    Method
    Combine the eggs with the sesame oil. Heat a wok or large frying pan over a high heat until it is hot. Add the oil and, when it is hot and slightly smoking, add the onions, salt and pepper and stir fry for 2 minutes. Then add the beaten eggs and stir-fry for 1 minute. Add the cooked rice and continue to stir-fry for 3 minutes. Finally add the cucumber, sweetcorn and chilli oil and continue to stir-fry for 5 minutes. Turn on to a warm platter and serve hot or cold as a rice salad.

    Rice
    Enough rice to fill l measuring jug to 400 ml level
    600 ml water
    Put the rice into a large bowl and wash it in several changes of water until the water becomes clear.  Drain the rice and put it into a heavy pan with the water and bring it to the boil.  Continue boiling until most of the surface liquid has evaporated, about 15 minutes. The surface of the rice should have small indentations like pitted craters.

    At this point, cover the pot with a very tight-fitting lid, turn the heat down to as low as possible and let the rice cook undisturbed for 15 minutes. Allow to cool thoroughly and then put it in the fridge for at least 2 hours.