As an Asian, I am an avid fan of rice and I would say that I’d never go to bed without having a bowl of rice to fill up my rice-hungry stomach. Rice is the most widely consumed staple food for a large part of the world’s human population, especially in Asia. It is the grain with the second-highest worldwide production, after maize (corn), according to data for 2010.
About 3 billion people, nearly half the world’s population, depend on rice for survival. In Asia as a whole, much of the population consumes rice in every meal.
Fried rice is always the most popular item in Asian food courts, especially Chinese restaurants. At home, normally fried rice is best served for breakfast or lunch. Here’s a special rice recipe from Steamy Kitchen. I have tried this one myself, so I would definitely recommend it.
Quinoa Fried Rice Recipe: For best results, use leftover quinoa that’s been chilled in the refrigerator. If you don’t have time, cook the quinoa but use only 80% of the water that the recipe calls for on the package. Once the quinoa is cooked, spread it out on a baking tray or large bowl and place in a freezer for 10 minutes. This will chill the quinoa for the recipe.
Fish sauce is the secret ingredient to this dish – if you cannot find it, substitute with additional soy sauce).
1 tablespoon cooking oil
1 cup diced ham
1 stalk green onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, finely minced
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1/2 cup frozen peas
2 cups cooked, chilled quinoa (about 1/2 cup raw)
1 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon fish sauce
freshly ground black pepper
1. Heat a wok or large saute pan over high heat. When hot, swirl in the oil. Add in the eggs and scramble for 15 seconds. Once the eggs have just set, remove the eggs to a clean plate or bowl.
2. Return wok to stove and turn to medium-high heat. Add in the diced ham and cook for 2 minutes until warmed through and browned. Push the ham to one side of the wok to leave room to fry the next ingredients. Add a bit of cooking oil if necessary. Add in the green onion, ginger and garlic, stir fry for 30 seconds until fragrant. Mix in with the ham.
3. Add in the cooked eggs, frozen peas and quinoa. Toss and stir fry for 2 minutes, spreading everything out over the surface of the wok. Pour in the soy sauce, fish sauce and add in the black pepper. Toss again and stir fry for an additional minute. Taste and add in additional soy sauce or fish sauce if needed (remember that the ham is salty so make sure you grab a bite that includes ham.)
The Corn crispy rice glad recipes which is a wonderful treat for everyone, especially kids. Here’s one recipe I’d recommend.