Jan 5, 2015

[Recipe] Meatless Fried Rice

Fried Rice has always been the easiest meal for me to whip up in a jiffy because it's one-pot and best of all it's just a huge marrying of all ingredients in one wok! Very little to think much about seriously when it comes to preparing a traditional yang zhou fried rice. However, it's a different story when it's meatless!

I thought long and hard how to make the fried rice tasty and still full of flavour with just vegetables alone without the enhancement of taste from chinese sausages and prawns.

Decided upon using the mushrooms and French beans to replace the protein that's missing in the meal. Sweet corn kernels was for the added sweetness to replace the chinese sausages. The rest of the colours were for the added fibre and nutrients and of course visual appeal. 

Fried firm tofu is entirely optional, but since I have a left over piece of it I just included it into this fried rice meal. This added a level of texture to the meal.

Don't these colours look attractive? I was salivating even before the rice was added.

Voila! It's Done!

Serves 4-5pax
1 pot of cooked Basmati Rice (or you may use regular Jasmine Rice)
4 cloves Garlic (minced)
1/2 large Yellow Onion (chopped)
8 stalks French Beans (cut into thin slices)
1/2 Carrot (julienned)
5 Fresh Shitake Mushrooms (sliced thinly)
Corn Kernels from 1 sweet corn
1/2 Red Bell Pepper (cut into cubes/julienned; may substitute it with red chilli that's been seeded)
1 Firm Tofu (cut into cube and pan fried - this ingredient is optional)
Salt to taste

2tbsp Vegetarian Oyster Sauce (commonly known as mushroom sauce - I have instead used an Organic Black Bean sauce)
1tbsp Light Soya Sauce
1tsp Sugar
*Note: prepare this seasoning in a small bowl adding all the seasoning ingredients.

1) Saute Onion and Garlic till fragrant and onion has slightly soften
2) Add in all the vegetables and stir-fry till it's cooked down
3) Add salt to the vegetables and stir-fry till well combined
4) Tip in the rice and add the seasoning
5) Add the firm tofu ^(optional ingredient)
6) Stir and Toss till all ingredients are well combined
7) Serve it warm with a dash of white pepper

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