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Saturday, February 18, 2012

EZ Fried Rice With Chai Sim

Usually, when cooking fried rice, we do not add much vegetables except for some mixed vege [carrots, green peas and corn].  But I love to fry rice with other vegetables such as bok choy.   For this easy fried rice, I tried adding chai sim stems [choy sum/sawi] and use the leafy part to cook a vegetable soup [I add them to my Japanese Miso Soup].   So here is a simple One Dish Meal with a soup for the family.  Hassle free meal for dinner.  
[serves 2-3]
3 bowls cooked rice [I used Basmathi rice] or enough quantity for 3 
250 gm chai sim [choy sum]
1 chinese sausage - remove the skin and cut slices
10 - 12 prawns - shelled
2 eggs
some spring onions or fried shallot crisps - garnishing
2-3 tbsp oil
some chopped garlic
some light soy sauce, a dash of msg and pepper to taste
sambal belacan - optional
  1. Wash chai sim, separate the leaves from the stems.  Cut the stems into fine cubes and break the leaves into smaller pieces for the Miso Soup or any other soup preferred.
  2. Heat 2 tbsp oil in wok to saute garlic until fragrant, then add in the prawns.  Fry until prawns are firm, then add in the rice, turn heat to low.  Stir to mix rice well with seasoning.  Then turn to medium heat, continue frying the rice for 1-2 seconds then add in the chai sim stems.  Stir fry to mix all ingredients well.
  3. Push rice aside and add in the remaining oil .   Pour in the egg.  Cover the egg with the rice and continue to stir fry until egg is cooked and rice is light, then add in the sliced sausage. 
  4. Stir fry for another second and dish out to serve with sambal belacan or cut chillies.  Garnish with spring onions or fried shallot crisps.

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