Hey dudes. I’m Hilah and today on Hilah Cooking,
I am going to share with you the basic fried rice recipe. That’s hard to
say. You can put whatever you want in this. It is a great way to use up
leftover meat and vegetables. I am going to show you just one with eggs, peas,
and carrots; super-duper simple. It will go great with the eggrolls
that I made last week if you want to just have a big Chinese fiesta. That’s
some fusion cooking for you. Only two very important things for fried rice.
One is a wok or a really, really big skillet. I am heating this over
high heat to get it super hot. The other is cold leftover cooked rice. That
is like, really, the number one thing. This is a great way to use leftover
rice because cold rice actually works better. You want to use a long
grain rice. Short grain rice is going to, kind of, turn in to mush. Whatever
you normally serve with stir-fry’s or anything like that, just put
it in the fridge, let it cool. Use your hands to break up any clumps before
you go to cook it. So, I have already done that. I am going to add about
a tablespoon of oil to my hot wok, hot wok coming through. Once it starts,
kind of, shimmering like that I am going to add some garlic. I am going
to add a couple of beaten eggs. I have beaten these up with a little bit of
water just to thin it out a tiny bit. Then, stir it really quickly to get that egg
to break up in to small pieces. We are going to take it out when it
is almost set because we are going to put it back in later. So it doesn’t
need to be fully, fully cooked right now. It will be a little bit more tender
if you don’t let it get dry at this stage. Okay. That looks good. I am
just going to put it back in to the same bowl that I beat the eggs in. Like
I said, if there is a little bit of raw egg left, that’s fine because we
are going to heat it up later and finish cooking everything. I am going
to let this heat up again. For my vegetables, I have got some raw minced onion.
I am using some peas and carrots that are just frozen and thawed out.
You can use celery. You can add mushrooms. You can really add whatever
you want. I do feel like using frozen bagged vegetables and just thawing
them out actually works the best. It works best if the vegetables are a little
bit precooked or par-cooked. So that’s why it is also a great way to use
up leftover vegetables. It is smoking again so a couple of more tablespoons
of oil. Add the onion. Just let this go for a couple seconds. This
is a very fast dish so have all your vegetables and everything ready.
Add my cold rice, about two cups. Add the vegetables that I am using. I am going
to add some salt. You just want to stir it around. We are just going
to keep stirring it for five to eight minutes until the rice is really hot
and all the vegetables are hot. If you wanted to add meat, you could fry the
meat separately. Also, if you are using raw meat, after you do the eggs,
add some more oil, and cook the meat. But if you were using leftover meat,
you could just add that with the vegetables, like ham or cooked shrimp, cooked
chicken is all really good. I like to keep a little bit of chicken stock
or vegetable stock on hand when I am doing fried rice just in case the rice
starts to stick. You can add that instead of adding more oil. Okay, it
is up to about five minutes. Everything seems nice and hot. It’s crackling.
I am going to add the eggs back in. Just break that up really quickly.
Mix it in with the rice. The eggs finish cooking at this stage so we don’t
end up with tough egg bits. Okay. Beautiful. I am going to turn the heat off. I am going
to just season it with a little bit of soy sauce just at the very end. You
could add some sesame oil too. Ready to serve. Okay, there we go. Fried rice,
colorful, pretty healthy, makes a great snack, goes great with a meal.
Check out my eggrolls recipe if you missed that. Also, I did a beef and
broccoli recipe that is super- duper good that would go awesome with this.
I am going to garnish it with a little bit of chives but you can do some green
onions or you could just say garnish. With that, let’s eat. I am going
to try to eat with chopsticks. Let’s see how well I do. That’s not how you
do it. Mh-mmm, those two grains of rice and a pea sure were delicious. All
right. There you go. I hope you try this recipe. Please leave a comment if
you have any questions. Visit hilacooking.com for printable recipes and
more. Okay. See you guys later. Thanks for watching.