I had a craving for this traditional Chinese Ginger Fried Rice. I simply love dishes that have ginger in it! Incidentally, the Chinese belief that ginger helps to boost up the body’s energy and relieves the body of any excess “wind”. Well, I won’t go into detail about it because I am not an expert on this matter. Back to this fried rice recipe , I kicked it up a notch by adding some chopped chilies. The fried rice was gingery, a little spicy, and had a nice fragrant from the sesame oil.
Ginger Fried Rice
6 to 7 Cups of Cooked Cooled Rice
100 g Ginger, peeled and julienned
5 Eggs, lightly beaten with a pinch of sea salt and white pepper
1 Tbsp Soy Sauce
3 – 4 Thai Bird’s Eye Chilies, chopped
5 Tbsp Sesame Oil
Ground White Pepper
Sea Salt to taste
In a large wok over moderate heat, fry the ginger with 3 Tbsp of sesame oil. Cook until they are brown and crispy. Set aside.
Then, cook the eggs until they are set and mashed them lightly with the spatula and set aside.
Turn the heat on high and add in the remainder sesame oil. Then mix in the rice and cook briefly for about 5 minutes. Then add in chilies, eggs and soy sauce. Give it a quick stir and toss in half of the fried ginger. Season the rice with sea salt and white pepper. Serve immediately with the remainder fried ginger.