Friday, February 26, 2016

Ginger Fried Five-Grain Rice

Vegetarian Ginger Fried Rice

Vegetarian Ginger Fried Rice

No two dishes of fried rice taste the same even using the same recipe.  I believe many of you don't have a precise measurement when it comes to cooking this comfort dish.  Well, at least I don't; I will just toss in whatever I could find in my fridge although there are a few basic must-have ingredients like garlic, ginger and eggs.  In this aromatic fried rice, I used a lot of shredded ginger.  However, the ingredients may be varied according to personal preference and taste.
cooked Five Grain rice
French beans, finely cut
carrots, finely diced
sweet corn kernels
ginger, shredded
garlic, minced
shallots, finely sliced
salt & pepper
Chinese cooking wine (optional)
cooking oil
sesame oil

  • Heat up cooking oil and sesame oil in a wok and fry the shredded ginger until crispy.  Dish out and set aside.  Then fry shallots and garlic until fragrant.  Dish out and set aside.
  • In the same wok, scramble eggs with a dash of pepper. Dish out and set aside.
  • Add in more oil, and stir fry carrot, beans and corn kernels for a minute.  Add in rice.  Sprinkle wine over rice and combine fried ginger, garlic-shallots and scrambled eggs together with rice and toss well until heated through.  Season well with salt and pepper.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Salted Egg Yolk Tofu (黃金豆腐)

Tofu  (黃金豆腐)

4 pieces of tofu, cut into 1" length, pat dry
3 salted egg yolks, steamed and mashed
2 tbsp butter
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 shallots, minced
3 sprigs of curry leaves, washed and pat dry
2 bird's eye chillies, chopped
sugar & salt, to taste
dash of pepper

  • Heat oil and fry tofu until golden brown and crispy.  Drain on kitchen towels to absorb excess oil.  Set aside.
  • In the same frying pan, fry curry leaves until crispy and fragrant.  Remove and set aside.  
  • Add butter and saute minced shallots and garlic until fragrant, then add in chillies and then the crispy curry leaves.  
  • Add in mashed salted egg yolks and stir until well combined.  Toss in the fried tofu pieces and fry until tofu pieces are well coated.
  • Dish out and serve hot with plain rice.

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