Chinese Fried Rice (Yangzhou, China)

Hey! Welcome back to my blog and today I will show you the first dish I will be cooking! I will be preparing the well-known recipe called fried rice. Although its origin is lost, people believe it originates from Yangzhou, China during the Sui Dynasty. The rice is stir-fried and includes ingredients such as eggs, Chinese sausage (or lạp xường in Vietnamese), and old rice. Old rice is rice that is kept in the fridge overnight. This makes the rice better tasting in this meal. My mom cooks this for my family all the time and I love it! Fried rice is so simple yet so appetizing!

You will need

  • 3 Eggs
  • 2 Chinese Sausages (Finely Chopped)
  • 4 Cups of Old Rice (Rice in fridge overnight)
  • Vegetable Oil
  • 4 Cloves of Garlic (Finely Sliced)
  • Mushroom BouillonImage result for mushroom bouillon
  • Fish Sauce
  • Black Pepper
  • Salt
  • Scallion (Any Quantity)

Directions                                                                                                                                                 First, heat up your wok or pan to high. Add in 1 1/2 teaspoons of oil and two eggs. Mix the contents until the eggs are scrambled. Let them cook for 1/2 minute so they are cooked partially. Put the contents into a separate bowl and set aside for later use. Add the chopped sausages into the wok. Stir the sausages around to cook them thoroughly for two minutes. Turn off the heat and let it set for 30 seconds. Add the sausages to the bowl of eggs. Wipe the wok clean of any residue or leftover oil. Turn the heat to high and add in three teaspoons of oil and the sliced garlic for one minute. Then, add in your rice and stir/press down the rice for three minutes. Next, add in one teaspoon of mushroom bouillon, 1 1/2 teaspoon of fish sauce, and 1/5 teaspoon of black pepper. Stir the contents for 30 seconds. Add in the last egg on top of the rice and mix it thoroughly together. Add in your bowl of the previous eggs and sausages into the wok. Stir for one minute. Add in 1/8 teaspoon of salt, stir for 30 seconds, add in 1/2 teaspoon of mushroom bouillon, and 1/2 teaspoon of fish sauce. Turn off the heat and stir for one minute. Let it sit for three minutes and turn on the heat to high and add in your scallions. Stir for 30 more seconds and turn off the heat. Keep stirring for 15 seconds and serve!

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My Own Result

After stir-frying this meal, I tried it and in my opinion, I think it tastes delicious! It takes me back to many memories as a child and I wish to cook it for my future kids. I definitely recommend trying this dish out! Thanks!

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