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Fried Rice with ‘Char Siu’ and Chinese Leek

After a long and busy day at work, I felt like eating something yummy and ‘homey’ 🙂 I had some leftover rice and some ‘char siu’ (barbecued meat) in the fridge so I thought the easiest and fastest meal I could make is fried rice 🙂 I used to always joke about how much my dad loves to cook and how he would take the trouble to cook even though he’s just alone at home. I can see the resemblance in me over these few years. haha! I got some chinese leek from the market. Of course you can use other vege like long beans or ‘bak choy’.


Serves 2-3

2 bowls of cooked rice
100g-150g ‘char siu’ or ‘siu yuk’ or pork (diced)
120g chinese leek (cut to about 2 inches in length)
1-2 lug of olive oil
2-3 cloves of garlic
2 eggs
1-2 teaspoon of shaoxing wine (optional)
50-100g prawns (optional)
1 tablespoon soy sauce
salt and ground pepper to taste

1. Heat the wok with oil.
2. Add garlic and stir fry till fragrant.
3. Add the chinese leek and stir fry for a minute.
4. Add the ‘char siu’ and stir fry for half minute.
5. Add the rice and stir fry for half minute.
5. Create a well in the middle and crack the eggs into it. Leave it for half minute.
6. Mix well. Add the salt, pepper, soy sauce and wine. If you have prawns, add it as well.
7. Stir fry for another 1-2 minutes. Serve hot.

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Posted by on November 16, 2010 in Uncategorized


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Fragrant Rice aka Oil Rice (油饭)

Since I always serve Bak Kut Teh with plain rice, I thought it’d be nice to try something different – serve with fragrant rice aka oil rice in Chinese. I’ve eaten Bak Kut Teh with oil rice before in one of the restaurants in Seremban and I love it. I tried to find the recipe online but I guess it’s so simple that I couldn’t find anyone posting it. So here’s my self-invented recipe:


15-20 shallots (thinly sliced)
4 cups of uncooked rice (washed)
salt to taste


1. Heat up the wok or frying pan with oil.
2. Add in the shallots and stir-fry till fragrant and light brown. Make sure it’s not over-fried or it’ll leave a bitter taste.
3. Add in the uncooked rice and salt. Stir-fry till it’s mixed well.
4. Scoop the rice into a rice cooker and cook like how you normally cook plain rice.

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Posted by on June 5, 2010 in Uncategorized


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