Thursday, January 26, 2017

Recipe of the Week: The Year of the Rooster

Chinese New Year 2017 starts on Saturday, January 28th and is the year of the Rooster. People born in a Rooster Year are hardworking, resourceful, courageous and talented.

Fried Rice is a super simple dish to make and is versatile and hearty.


Traditional Mandarin Fried Rice


Vegetable oil
3 eggs
2 tablespoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons minced ginger
1 bunch chopped green onions
4 strips of cooked bacon
8 cups cooked (day old) long grain rice
2 tablespoons soy sauce
salt and pepper to taste


In a wok, add 2 tablespoons oil and quickly soft scramble the eggs, then remove from pan.

In the same wok, coat with 2 tablespoons oil and stir-fry garlic and ginger.  

Add white parts of green onions and cooked bacon.  Add rice and mix thoroughly.  

Add soy sauce, salt and pepper and eggs. Check seasoning and serve immediately.

* you could also add frozen peas, cooked diced carrots and/or cooked shrimp