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Knowing Your Fried Rice

Knowing Your Fried Rice

Rice is a basic staple food in Asia and significant to Asian culture, customs, traditions and spirituality. It is also important for agricultural purposes, where rice production continues to increase in Asia.   

One well-known and enjoyed rice dish is fried rice. This Chinese homemade dish consists of steamed rice, preferably leftover rice, mixed with other ingredients such as vegetables and meat depending on personal preferences, and flavoured with soy sauce. It is then stir-fried in a wok and ready to be served.

There are many other popular varieties of fried rice from all around Asia that have their own unique taste and ingredients. Here are some to try out at home:

Yangzhou fried rice is a traditional Chinese rice dish made with eggs, cooked shrimps, diced char siu and spring onions. Recreate this dish using our spice paste for Cantonese Stir Fried Rice.

Omurice, or Japanese Omelette Rice, consists of an omelette made with fried rice and topped with lots of tomato sauce.

Hokkien or Fujian fried rice is a popular Chinese-style wok fried rice dish served in plenty of Chinese restaurants. It is made with mushrooms, carrots, broccoli stems and shrimps, with thick sauced poured over rice.

If you like Korean food, you will enjoy the simple, yet popular Kimchi friend rice or Kimchi Bokkeumbap - made kimchi and fried egg on top.

For an Indonesian twist to fried rice, you cannot go pass Nasi Goreng, traditionally served with fried egg. What differentiates this rice dish from other rice dishes is the dark brown colour coming from the soy sauce used. Recreate this dish using our Indonesian Nasi Goreng Sambal Fried Rice paste.

Khao pad is a Thai fried rice dish consisting of shrimps, chilies and fish sauce. Pineapple is also added to this dish to add some sweetness to compliment the shrimp and spices. Recreate this dish using our Thai Pineapple Rice paste.
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