fried rice.

today we went to a community lunch at church. everyone brings along a dish to share. i cooked fried rice as it’s easy to make a large amount and it tastes good! this was loosely based on a number of recipes i looked at but i improvised in the end.

in it was:

5 cups chilled, cooked rice (cooked night before and kept in fridge)

500g small cooked prawns in 1cm pieces

1 bunch spring onions, sliced finely

1 cup frozen peas, thawed in cold water and then drained

100g speck, chopped into 1cm pieces

6 small lap cheong (chinese sausage), sliced

salt-reduced soy sauce, kecap manis, fish sauce, lemon juice and sesame oil – to your taste

5 eggs, dash of water and salt and pepper to make omelettes to garnish (make thin ones, then roll up and slice)

to put it together:

1. in a non-stick pan, cook the speck and add in sliced chinese sausage. once heated through, add in peas and two-thirds of the spring onions (including the white bits)

2. add rice and stir, breaking up lumps with your spoon. once separate, add sauces to taste – i start with soy, then fish, then kecap manis – you don’t want it too salty or too sweet. then i add some drops of sesame and the lemon juice. taste and adjust.

3. once the seasoning is good, add in the prawns and heat through. taste again to check seasoning.

4. spoon into/onto serving dish. place slices of rolled-up omelette on top and scatter with remaining spring onions.

fried rice.

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