This fried rice right here? It ain't Asian. The recipe didn't come from the vaults of an ancient Chinese temple, and it's not authentic in any way.
And you know what? It makes no apologies, because DAMN is it tasty.
Stephen and I decided to cook dinner for Stephen's family (sushi and dumplings), and in true Maltese Mother fashion, Stephen's mama Rosie had to contribute to the meal. Not that we were complaining!
Everyone comes from miles around to sample Rosie's fried rice, and so finally I convinced her to give it up and share with the Blogiverse. It makes an easy, delicious dinner or side-dish, and as with all fried rice, you can put whatever you want in it!
2 cups of Basmati rice
150g ham, diced
1 brown onion, finely chopped
100g each carrot, beans and broccoli
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp sesame oil
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp kecap manis
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1. Cook the basmati rice in a pot or rice cooker, as per directions on packet. Cool in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
2. Dice ham and onions, and fry in olive oil until onion is translucent and ham is heated through.
3. Meanwhile, steam the vegetables until cooked, yet crisp. Set aside. Lightly beat 4 eggs and cook on a small frying pan, like an omelet, over low heat until firm. When cooked, slide it onto a chopping boards and slice into small pieces 1 cm across.
4. Take the rice out of the fridge, and fry in a large frying pan in a little peanut oil. Add the ham, onion, vegetables and egg and combine. Add the sauces in no particular order and stir to mix. When ingredients are warmed to desired temperature, take off the heat and serve immediately.
Thanks Rosie! :)