Friday, October 02, 2009

Cooking With Kylie: Prawn Fried Rice

I really have been cooking up a storm with Kylie Kwong's Simple Chinese Cooking!

I love rice, I love fried rice, I love shrimp, I love scrambled eggs, so how could I go wrong with this recipe? Well, I couldn't. It was excellent, and it was very simple - made even more simple due to the fact that I hate celery, so I didn't have to chop any of it up! This was really easy to put together in the time it took to cook some jasmine rice. I made half a recipe, and discovered that 3/4 cup of uncooked rice will give you approximately 2 cups of cooked rice, which was perfect.

Prawn Fried Rice* (from page 256 of Simple Chinese Cooking adapted by me)

about 1/2 lb shrimp (I used medium because this is what I usually have on hand), de-veined & roughly chopped
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 tbsp finely chopped ginger
2 cups steamed rice
1 tbsp saké
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1/2 cup finely sliced green onion
salt to taste (I didn't need any)

* prawns are basically shrimp. Tomato/Tom-ah-toe.

1. Cook rice. Or, use leftover.

2. Heat 1 tbsp oil in wok, at high heat until oil shimmers. Add eggs & scramble until almost done. Remove to a plate.

3. Add 1 tbsp oil to the wok. Stir-fry shrimp & ginger about 1 minute, or until the shrimp are nearly cooked.

4. Add rice, saké, and oyster sauce, and eggs, and stir-fry for about 1 minute. Add green onions & stir-fry for another minute. Serve & enjoy!
I loved this meal - and it was a meal in and of itself! The flavours were subtle and delicious, and as I said, this was simple.

16 comments:

girlichef said...

I love fried rice, too...I could definitely make a meal of this!

Palidor said...

I also love fried rice! This looks great! And I don't like celery either. Don't you hate when you order fried rice in restaurants, and they used the bagged frozen mix of carrots, corn, and peas?

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Mmm, I love fried rice too. I am so wanting Kylie's books! Looks nice and warm and delish.

A Year on the Grill said...

this sounds like a great lunch, and I want to file this with things I want to make... but forgive my ignorance...

What is Oyster Juice, and where do I get some?

Other than that, this sounds great

Cathy said...

mmmmm fried rice and prawns...perfect! I'm going to make this next week.

Cinnamon Girl aka Reeni♥ said...

This looks yummy. I never think to put prawns in my fried rice. Yum.

Wandering Coyote said...

Dave: It's Oyster Sauce, and it's fairly easily found in the Asian section of the grocery store, along with the soy sauce, etc. It's thick & salty and I believe made with oysters, though it's not fishy to me at all.

Shelly W said...

I'm a total sucker for fried rice doused in soy sauce. I'll have to try yours....looks fantastic!

highlandsranchfoodie said...

I'm going to have to put this cookbook on my Christmas list.

I love fried rice - this looks wonderful. Thanks for the post.

Donna-FFW said...

I just told Cathy between your two seals of approval, I must try one of her recipes. This one sounds lovely!

Pierce said...

All ingredients I love. You really are tackling that book. Are you going to make all the recipes?

Wandering Coyote said...

Pierce: I'm not sure if I'm going to make EVERY recipe - some of them are spicy and involve Sechuan pepper & chilies. Not my cup of tea.

Elra said...

Seeing your post make me want to make fried rice too. Delicious.

Nat said...

Hi..looks Very NICE ! I have this book too and turn to it ALL the time... the pictures just drive me crazy...

Chris said...

Simple works for me any day of the week! Nice dish.

Pierce said...

I'm actually glad you mentioned that....I see many people love those spicy hot chiles and they kill my stomach. I thought I was the only one courting heartburn!

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