Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Chinese Stir Fry w/ Shrimp and Fried Rice @ Home

Chinese Stir Fry w/Shrimp and Fried Rice @ Home

I decided tonight was the night to try out my Chinese Stir Fry skills and I'm pleasantly surprised with the result and recipe! All this goodness obtained without even owning a wok! Note; I really do want a iron hand hammered work with a turkey fryer burner for maximum BTU output, but until I'm out of an apartment I'm stuck working with electric!  So technically, I don't have what they call "flavor of the wok", but its pretty damn close IMHO.  The best thing is that this recipe, which you can find after the jump, is a one pot recipe!


Fried Rice:

  • 2 Cups Rice, long grain
  • 2 Whole Eggs
  • 1 T Soy Sauce
  • 1 t Fish Sauce or Oyster Sauce
  • 1-2 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1-2 Spring Onions (Green Onions), minced

Bring 1T oil to a shimmer in a large pot or saucier, crack and scramble eggs in oil, there will be sputtering.  Continue cooking until eggs have completely cooked, remove from heat and set aside.  Wipe pan clean with paper towel.

Bring 1T oil to a shimmer again and put in cooked rice (preferable a day old, but I just cooked a batch up in my rice cooker).  Stir rice as it fries in oil for a few minutes or until rice gets a slight brown color, put in garlic and green onion, cook until fragrant.  Then put in fish sauce, soy, continue stirring, and then put back into pan eggs.  Salt/Pepper to taste.  30 Seconds later remove from heat and reserve for final dish.

Stir Fry:

  • Red Peppers, bite size
  • Green Peppers, bite size
  • Red Onion, bite size
  • Zucchini, bite size
  • 60c Shrimp
  • 1 T Soy Sauce
  • 1 T Mirin Rice Wine
  • 1 T Honey or Sugar
  • 1 T Water

Bring 1T oil to a shimmer in same pan. Put in the vegetable, starting with the longer cooking items such as the Zucchini, then a min later throw in the peppers and onions.  Season with Salt and Pepper.  Continue cooking until they start to caramelize and get golden brown and delicious.  Once the veggies cook down the pan will collect some brown bits on the bottom use the water to "de-glaze" the pan and then thrown in the soy, mirin and honey/sugar and any "heat" you're using.  Cook for another minute then throw in the Shrimp until they are cooked through, just until they get a whitish color.  Remove everything from heat and reserve for final dish.

Other Items (Last 3 are Optional):

  • Cooking Oil Canola or Vegetable
  • Chinese Mustard
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Sriracha Garlic Red Pepper Sauce.

Combine the two items together for a tasty meal!

Hope you enjoyed this post and thanks for stopping by!

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