If you enjoy Chinese food, you have definitely eaten Chinese fried rice. There are so many recipes out there with different ingredients. This simple dish is very popular in many parts of the world. It can be cooked according to your taste and availability of items from your pantry.
For non spicy version, you can reduce the chili paste used. Have added cauliflower and peas but carrot, french bean, capsicum or mushroom are best alternative. You could add more vegetables or may be throw in some chicken or prawn if you want. Even without those it is so tasty, fulfilling and a great meal on the go..
SZECHUAN FRIED RICE
Serves : 4-5
2 C cooked rice (leftover rice is perfect)
1/2 C peas
1/2 C carrot finely chopped
1/2 C cauliflower/ french bean sliced
4 spring onion chopped
3 T cooking oil
3 cloves garlic minced
1 tsp ginger minced
2 T chili paste
1/2 tsp ground pepper
1-2 T vinegar
salt to taste
extra spring onion for garnish
Heat the oil, fry garlic, ginger and spring onion for a minute. Add chili paste, fry until fragrant.
Add in vegetables, salt, pepper and sprinkle with water, cook until vegetable is cooked.
Now add the cooked rice, stir until well coated with the spices. Add the vinegar and more salt if required.
Remove from heat. Garnish with chopped spring onion, serve hot.