This Ham Fried Rice Recipe results in a dish that is fantastically delicious! Ham, pineapple, bell pepper, and soy sauce make this dish amazing. You should make it right now!
What is Ham Fried Rice Made of?
This recipe for ham fried rice includes ham, bell pepper, pineapple, and soy sauce. But it differs from traditional ham fried rice that includes scrambled eggs and some other diced veggies.
What Gives Restaurant Fried Rice Its Flavor?
There are three sauces that are typically used in a restaurant recipe for fried rice. They can be used individually or combined to achieve the desired taste. The sauces are:
- Fish Sauce
- Oyster Sauce
- Soy Sauce
These sauces can be purchased at most grocery stores, and you can them to your ham fried rice. But be careful to add only a little at a time. Then stir and taste to prevent adding too much.
Why Won’t My Fried Rice get Crispy?
You may need to fry your rice in more that one batch. The rice won’t get that crispy texture if you try to fry too much at one time.
What Oil do Chinese Use for Fried Rice?
Vegetable oil (peanut or palm oil) are good choices to create an authentic Asian flavor. These oils don’t start smoking until they have reached a high temperature, and are therefore good for stir-frying. Because they have a neutral taste, they won’t change the flavor of the rice.
Why is Chinese Fried Rice Brown?
In a traditional Chinese kitchen, the rice is fried until it is a golden color. The rest of the ingredients are then added. The soy sauce and other ingredients may add to the brown color of the finished dish.
What is the Secret Ingredient to Chinese Fried Rice?
If there is a secret ingredient, it may be butter. Some Chinese restaurants add a lot of butter to their fried rice. The butter not only adds color, but a lot of flavor. However, if you are health conscious, you may want to substitute vegetable oil or plant-based butter.
What’s the Best Rice for Fried Rice?
A medium-grain white rice is the best for fried rice. When cooked, the result is a sticky rice that holds together well when being eaten with chopsticks.
How Long Should Rice Dry Before Frying?
Rice should be dried and cooled for at least 30 minutes in your refrigerator. You can put the rice on a cookie sheet, spread in a thin layer, and leave it uncovered. For the optimal fried rice experience, cook your rice a day in advance and refrigerate overnight.
Do You Rinse Rice After Cooking for Fried Rice?
Rice should be rinsed before cooking, but not after. Because rice has an outer coating of starch, the coating may heat faster than the rice grain. This can cause you to have pasty, gooey rice.
What is Fried Rice Seasoning Made of?
There is commercially packaged fried rice seasoning available, and the ingredients of one brand is:
- Rice Flour
- Garlic Powder
- Black Pepper
- Bay Leaves
- Sesame Seed Oil
- Natural Flavor
- Organic Caramel Color
- Citric Acid
- Paprika Extract
- It may also contain wheat, milk, egg, and/or soy.
What kind of Soy Sauce do You use for Fried Rice?
Dark soy sauce will give your fried rice a beautiful caramelized color. Dark soy differs from traditional light soy sauce, because it has a thicker consistency and tastes a little sweet.
What is the White Crunchy Thing in Chinese Food?
The white crunchy things in Chinese food are water chestnuts. They are a healthy addition to any stir fried food.
What Meat Goes Well with Fried Rice?
There are a myriad of meats that go well with fried rice. Some of them are:
What Sauce Goes Well with Fried Rice?
There are several sauces that go well with fried rice. You may want to try some of these:
- Dark Soy Sauce
- Light Soy Sauce
- Teriyaki Sauce
- Oyster Sauce
- Fish Sauce
- Low-Sodium Soy Sauce
- Gluten-Free Soy Sauce
- Duck Sauce
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Ham Fried Rice
- 1/3 cup (75g) Chopped Green Bell Pepper
- 1 cup (225g) Diced Ham
- 12 oz. (355ml.) Pineapple Chunks, drained
- 2 cups (440g) Cooked Rice (cooled at least 30 minutes)
- 2 tbsp. (30ml.) Soy Sauce
- 2 tbsp. (30ml.) Vegetable Oil
- In a wok or large skillet, over medium to high heat, heat vegetable oil..
- Toss in bell peppers, cook until tender, 2-3 minutes.
- Add Pineapple, cook for another 3-4 minutes.
- Now add in the diced ham, heat all the way through.
- Toss in the cooked rice, gently mix into the ham mixture.
- Finally add in the soy sauce, mix well and leave on the heat until rice is heated completely.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 165Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 411mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 7g