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Budget-Friendly Breakfast Fried Rice Recipes
What’s For Breakfast?
Tired of the usual bowl of cereal, cup of coffee, and buttered toasts on the breakfast table? Perk up your appetite to start a new day right. You don’t have to spend more money to have a change of breakfast menu. Using a bit of imagination and most of the left-overs inside the refrigerator, anyone can easily whip out an appetizing and mouth-watering fried rice dish for the morning banquet.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Pack it with energy to ensure that both your body and brain will function properly. Most people are prone to sluggishness when the palate and the appetite are unsatisfied.
Cooking fried rice is very easy and quick. It is also a big help when you want to clear the refrigerator. Just chop, cut, slice, or shred the left-over chicken, meat, or even seafood such as shrimp, prawn, and crab. Throw in vegetable bits for more color and texture. Mmm... your fried rice will look yummy and healthy. Serve hot on a plate or rice bowl to keep it warm.
The Quickest - Garlic Fried Rice
Garlic Fried Rice is the easiest. Just heat small amount of oil in a non-stick wok or semi-shallow pan. Stir in crushed or minsed garlic cloves and cook until light golden. You can tell that your garlic oil is ready for the pre-cooked (or left-over) rice when the delicious aroma wafted in the air.
Keep heat at low to avoid burning the garlic. Put heat to medium when rice has been added. Sprinkle a pinch of salt and a dash of fine white pepper, if desired. Stir until all flavors are well-blended. Lower stove temperature and cover the wok to hasten the heating of rice. Serve hot with scrambled or sunny-side eggs and some greens.
Easy Fried Rice Recipes
Fried rice for breakfast is a sure way to provide enough fuel for the body to keep on the go until lunch time. Fried rice is easy to prepare and the ingredients are always available. This dish is versatile and flexible, too. A bowl of fried rice is often concocted from scraps of food left-over from past dinners and lunches.
Actually, fried rice recipes do not really exist. There are no rules on measurement and number of ingredients. You can cook fried rice with your eyes. Anything inside the refrigerator or the cupboard can join the sizzling garlic in oil. A scoop of fried rice can be as simple as a garlic-flavored rice or it can be a work of art. Colorful, flavorful, and with lots of texture.
How to make garlic fried rice
How to Make Perfect Rice
RICE COOKERS AND COOKING WOKS
Cooking rice is made easy with the ‘Aroma Digital Cooker and Steamer’. It steams perfectly cooked rice of up to 16 cups of any type of rice. The cooking pot is made non-stick for easy scooping and cleaning. This rice cooker comes with a non-stick spatula, tray for steaming, and a measuring cup plus an instruction booklet.
If you’re cooking for one or two people, this small-but-terrible automatic rice cooker by Black & Decker will be the best rice you’d ever have. Just add water to 3 cups of any type of rice (follow the instructions in the booklet) and leave it. This rice cooker will automatically switch to ‘keep warm’ when the rice is cooked.
The ‘Zojirushi Rice Cooker’ is made from stainless steel. It is also a warmer and a steamer. It cooks not only rice of any type, but also steams, boils, and slow cook other dishes like porridge, sushi, and dimsum. The cooking timer and control board is on LCD display for ease and accuracy.
Frying rice tend to stick onto ordinary pans. But this problem will be the thing of the past with this ‘Jumbo Wok’ by T-Fal. It has non-stick finish to its 14-inch pan. The handle is non-slip. It has a heat indicator called Thermo-Spot that tells when wok is pre-heated. Both rubber and metal spatula can be used.
This wok by Lodge Pro-Logic is made of cast-iron but has non-stick surface perfect for frying, stir-frying, and sauteing. It is ready to use because the wok is preseasoned using a vegetable oil formula. The rust-proof finish requires only mild cleaning through hand wash only. Its size is 14 inches and the big loop handles serve for hanging, too.
From Helen Chen – here’s a wok that is traditional in shape and size but with a flat bottom. The wok comes with a domed cover with all handles made from smooth wood. The flat bottom is designed to fit almost all types of gas and electric stoves. It is made of carbon steel but lightweight and easy to clean.
Watch food while cooking with this elegantly designed and wok-shaped pan-fry by Cuisineart Chef. It has a glass cover and safe to carry when hot with both the long handle and big loop on one side. The solid aluminum base material bonded to stainless steel interior ensures high-heat cooking for searing and frying food with less oil needed.
Complete your wok-cooking experience with this ’10-Piece Wok Set’ by Norpro. The 14-inch wok is made from carbon steel and its set includes a cover, a frying rack, cooking chopsticks, a sample packet of eating chopsticks, a steaming rack, ladle, spatula, and recipe with instructions booklet. All handles are made from wood.
How to Cook Spicy Fried Rice
Spice the fried rice with chopped onion, sliced shallots, and puliogare powder. Sprinkling a generous amount will result to a spicier dish. Serve with hard-boiled eggs. Eggs should be boiled for 7 to 10 minutes; then remove from heat and cool in tap water for 5 minutes. Cooling boiled eggs will ease the removal of shells.
How to make Chinese fried rice (chahan)
BLACK JAPONICA RICE AND BASMATI RICE
The Roland Black Japonica Rice is consistently dark in color. It has a nutty taste and a bit chewy when cooked. The aroma and freshness of the rice is preserved inside the transparent plastic jar with air tight lid. Follow the cooking method instructions printed on the product label for best result.
The Texmati Long-Grain Basmati Rice is grown, processed, and packaged in Alvin, Texas USA. The aroma is rich even when raw, the cooked grain is perfect fluffy, and the nutty taste is just right. Well-preserved inside an air-tight covered 36-ounce jars, this basmati rice is guaranteed all natural Texmati white rice.
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This Japanese Rice Bowl with shiny red-colored interior and black glazed finish on the outside is a great backdrop for the steamy and aromatic fried rice that you will serve to yourself and family. A pair of chopsticks or a Japanese soup spoon will complete the setting for an appetizing breakfast or dinner.
Make your simple steamy rice look more appetizing when you serve it in this ‘Butterfly Meadow Rice Bowl Set’ by Lenox. It comes in 4 elegant pieces. Each bowl is colored white and has a glazed finish over the dainty butterflies and vine leaves illustrated decorations by Louise Le Luyer, on both inside and outside.
These small bowls are designed for little tummies. The ‘Children Rice Bowl Set’ by Miya comes in 4 little bowls with cute and colorful illustrations of different animals like monkey, bunny, tiger, cats, and more. Each bowl has diameter size of about 4 inches. Perfect for serving hot rice with viand toppings.
A Japanese rice bowl with cover will ensure that rice or soup served will remain hot or at least warm for a longer period. This is also great for storing cooked left-over rice inside the refrigerator. The small size is great for people on diet who watch the quantity of food consumed.
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