Fried rice is one of the great one-bowl meals, though this vegetarian version, packed with tender-crisp bok choy and kale and crispy nubs of fried garlic is so good that you'll probably want to keep it in your repertoire as a side dish as well.
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What did a rice-lover like Michelle Tam of Nom Nom Paleo do to satisfy the craving once she switched to a Paleo (a.k.a. rice-free) diet? Started making rice from cauliflower, of course. Okay, perhaps cauliflower "rice" is not an obvious choice to anyone unfamiliar with the Paleo diet, but the bright white vegetable makes for a texturally similar dish to rice once spun around in a food processor for a few minutes.
I realize now that I haven't been adding enough of the liquid from the kimchi jar when I make kimchi fried rice. It makes all the difference.
This simple slow-cooker adobo pork with garlic fried rice is tangy, comforting, and delightfully fragrant.
if pickled ginger works so well with sushi, there's no reason it can't help out all kinds of other dishes, too. As I found, it manages to add some serious perk to a bowl of fried rice.
An answer for leftover rice after a few too many drinks the night before.
A quick Thai-style fried rice with shrimp flavored with Nam Prik Pao—Thai chili jam.
Fodni Bhaat is a quick and easy rice dish that can be made in a hurry. It's doubles up as both a lunch and breakfast dish and is a great way to use up leftover white rice from last night's dinner.
Fried rice with zucchini, eggs, and a savory XO sauce. XO sauce is a goldmine of ingredients boiled way, way down: dried scallops, dried scallops, dried fish, dried cured ham, chili peppers, onions, and garlic, among other things.
Note: For best results, use day-old cooked rice. Alternatively, cook rice in the morning, spread in a thin layer on a couple large plates, and place in the refrigerator uncovered for four hours. Proceed as directed. For the cauliflower steaks,...
Susanna Foo in Fresh Inspiration: New Approaches to Chinese Cuisine admits that this is more of an "Indian-style pilaf" than a traditional fried rice recipe. Saffron, dried apricots, and toasted almonds are all used, giving the dish a really unique character. Sure, the rice is still sautéed with all the other ingredients, but that's about where similarities end.
I'm already on record as a fried rice fanatic. So, why do I keep writing about it? I just keep finding strange variations which completely change the final product. Even kimchi fried rice, which I've written about twice before, is not immune to this kind of tinkering. Sure, many of the ingredients of this version carry over from the previous two, but the finished dish couldn't look more different.
My first foray into the world of Bittman's new take on responsible eating was this Spicy Fried Rice with Bean Sprouts, Chicken, and Peanuts, a spin on (not that great for you) pad thai and fried rice. Bittman uses a few simple rules to turn takeout go-tos into an inexpensive, simple to make, easy to enjoy one-plate meal that is far more enjoyable than anything that comes in a styrofoam container.
Having never purchased a can of SPAM before this Sriracha and SPAM Fried Rice from The Sriracha Cookbook was an eye opener. The first order of business was to find the stuff (no, they don't carry it at Whole Foods, don't bother asking). Once I got my hands on a can, it was time to pull the tab and extract the meat rectangle from it's navy blue metallic home. It slid out in a solid, albeit a little wobbly shape and smelled eerily similar to cat food. But I was undeterred, after all, my limited experience with SPAM in the past has been nothing but delicious and I had high hopes for this spicy fried rice
I have what could be called an infatuation with fried rice, but have never stopped and thought through every step until I came across this recipe from Eileen Yin-Fei Lo's Mastering the Art of Chinese Cooking. It's one of the most meticulous accounts of fried-rice-making I've ever seen. It features a marinade and a sauce, and a fairly complex set of instructions, which has you turning the heat up and down often. Luckily the results were worth all of the fussy instructions.
When you only have dinner delivered once or twice a year, you have to develop your own versions of fondly remembered takeout staples. Chinese food meant pork fried rice for me when I was growing up, and it took me many years to work out a home version that lived up to my memories of lip-smacking, meaty, salty abundance.
[Photograph: Nick Kindelsperger] This recipe won't set off fireworks in the kitchen, or wow unsuspecting dinner guests. It's too humble for that. This recipe from Mark Bittman, to me at least, tastes like home. It's a clean-out-the-fridge kind of...
[Photograph: Nick Kindelsperger] Saffron in fried rice? I couldn't help but wonder whether this twenty-year-old recipe from the New York Times had fallen prey to some kind of horrible fusion abomination. But it turns out author Julie Sahni had uncovered...
I make kimchi fried rice all the time, but it's always a haphazard affair. Half a dozen vegetables go in along with a mound of chopped kimchi and a couple eggs. I turn the heat to high and stir quickly....
--> I first encountered crab fried rice at Spoon Thai, up in Chicago's Lincoln Square neighborhood. It was an afterthought of an order, but I kind of fell in love with it. Instead of greasy and heavy, it was...