Feb 25, 2011

Chinese Fried Rice with Canadian Bacon

Fried rice is definitely one of my all time favorite comfort food,
This is especially the case when trying to get rid of leftover ingredients in the fridge,
You can almost chop off everything into little pieces and turn these unwanted "stuff" into another yummy meal, just like the one below -


Ingredients (4 to 5 portions)?

5 cups of leftover brown rice
2 cups of diced Canadian bacon
2 eggs
1 small onion
1 medium size carrot
1 zucchini
1 can of corn
3 tablespoons of soy sauce
1 tablespoon of Sriracha sauce
1/2 teaspoon of chili sauce (optional)
Some sea salt
Some freshly ground black pepper
Some white pepper powder
Some olive oil
Some toasted sesame seeds

How?

I actually prefer to use freshly made rice when making fried rice dishes,
However, I got some leftover brown rice,
For those who are not so familiar with brown rice,
Its texture tends to be on the tougher side compared to regular white rice, which makes it a perfect ingredient when mixing up with additional sauce.
Perfect for fried rice -


Peel the onion, carrot, and zucchini,
Dice these ingredients into small pieces,
Beat 2 eggs and set aside,
For the canned corn, drain out the liquid and set aside also.

Below is the chunky Canadian bacon -


Pretty thing huh? Dice that into smaller pieces too.

Have a big pan ready, drizzle some olive oil, toss in diced onion, sprinkle some salt and pepper,
Let it cook till the color turns translucent or just a wee bit browned on the edges,
You can add additional chili sauce at this moment if preferred.

Transfer the bacon to the pan to cook out some excess fat, about 1 minute,
Add in diced carrot, some soy sauce, and Sriracha sauce,
Give it a quick stir, cook for couple minutes.

Add the zucchini, corn, and some sesame seeds,
Mix well and let it cook for a little bit longer so that the spongy zucchini can fully absorb the sauce mixture.

Add in the rice in two batches,
Make sure the first batch mixes well with all the ingredients in the pan before adding the remaining rice,
Sprinkle some white pepper powder and more ground black pepper once all the rice is added to the pan,
Combine well, sprinkle the fried rice with more toasted sesame seeds before serving.


See! That's how I got rid of my one week old veggies and a chunk of bacon in the fridge,
Foodie rule #1: We shall not waste food!

Cindy's Rating: 8
*My dad finished 1 1/2 plate of my fried rice for lunch today!

6 comments:

  1. Oh that Canadian Bacon sure looks chunky! Is that the same bacon they use for Eggs Benedict? ;p

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  2. To Tigerfish~
    Maybe huh? Or chunky ham!

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  3. Just by the pic, I would have thought the chunks in there was not bacon but SPAM....nothing wrong with it though! ;)

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  4. To Sophia~
    Ha I would have thought it's ham but the package says it's Canadian bacon! (from Costco!)

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  5. Very interesting and new dish to me, looks delicious!

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  6. To Dimah~
    Thank you so much! Brown rice is my new found favorite!

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