Fried rice is a very well known dish however we have found that most recipes often result in rice that is too greasy and oily. In this recipe we are not adding any sauces to the rice as we want it to stay light and fluffy, not wet and oily. The chilli fish sauce which we will make in this recipe will provide extra heat and flavour without ruining the texture of the rice.
We have used cooked crab meat that is fresh and not canned, as we don’t want any additives ruining the flavour or making it too salty. We also recommend using steamed jasmine rice that has been allowed to cool at room temperature for a day. This makes this recipe a delicious way to use up any left over rice that you have!
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- jasmine rice (cooled) 2 cups of steamed 200g cooked fresh crab meat 2 eggs 1/2 cup chopped carrots 1/4 cup chopped spring onion 1 teaspoon salt
- fish sauce 2 tbsp
- lime juice 1 tbsp 3 chopped garlic cloves 6 chopped red bird eye chillies
Special Cooking Equipment Used
Step 1: Heat 2 tablespoons of cooking oil in a wok on a high heat. Once the wok is hot, add 1/2 cup of chopped carrots and stir fry them for about 30 seconds just to soften them up.
Step 2: Now add 2 eggs and briefly mix them with the carrots, then add 2 cups of steamed jasmine rice (which has been allowed to cool). Break the rice up and mix in so that the rice sticks to the egg, then add 200g of cooked fresh crab meat. Stir fry everything for 3 minutes, then add 1 teaspoon of salt and mix in, and fry for another 2 minutes.
Step 3: Finally, turn off the heat, add 1/4 cup of chopped spring onions, stir in thoroughly, and the rice is ready. It should have a light and fluffy texture like this. We served ours with fresh lime, tomatoes, and spring onion on the side.
Step 4: Now we need to make the chilli fish sauce. Add 2 tbsp of fish sauce, 1 tbsp of lime juice, 3 chopped garlic cloves, and 6 chopped red bird eye chillies to a condiment pot, and stir thoroughly. You are now ready to eat! Spoon some of the chilli fish sauce onto the rice to add heat and flavour, and enjoy!
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