Thursday, May 13, 2010

French Bean Fried Rice


Fried rice is our familiar meal at home. It's a very versatile and simple one-pot meal to prepare even on a busy working day. I learned not to use overnight rice, but to cook the rice up front and leave it cool before frying.

It's a routine for me to use my mom's fried rice recipe. Our fried rice are always the brown version with dark soy sauce and chili paste. However, for this time, I'm giving myself an opportunity to cook a different variety of fried rice. I cook it in a brand new light flavor, with more greens. So finally, my fried rice has a new look. It's more photogenic, I would say. Taste wise, the aromatic scent remains irresistible!


French Bean Fried Rice
Serves 2

Ingredients:

1 cup of rice, cooked and cooled
3 cloves of garlic, chopped
10 French beans, chopped
12 small prawns, shelled, deveined and cut into small pieces
1 tbsp of dried prawns, chopped
2 eggs
cooking oil

Seasoning:

3 tbsp of light soy sauce
1 tsp of fish sauce

Steps:

1. Heat up the wok with some oil, scramble the eggs and set aside the wok.

2. With the balance oil, saute garlic till fragrant. Add dried prawn and fresh prawn to stir-fry till fragrant. Add the French bean and stir-fry till half cook. Add a tbsp of light soy sauce to mix with the ingredients.

3. Add rice and stir-fry with all the ingredients including the scrambled egg. Add the rest of the seasoning. Continue to fry for few minutes until the rice is evenly coated with seasoning. Serve hot.

23 comments:

Pam said...

This sounds great and it's all because of the prawns added to it! Yum!

Talita said...

Beautiful presentation! Looks colorful and tasty!

Priya said...

Fabulous fried rice...lovely presentation..

FoOd PaRaDiSe said...

Sometime I also cook french beans fried rice. But I use more french beans than you. As my gal and hubby loves french bean very much. Sometime I did not add any meat/ seafood but add mushrooms instead. Kinda like vegetarian fried rice. ^-^

Steven Goh said...

yummy.... french bean fried rice in japanese bowl.

tigerfish said...

French Beans are good in eggs - so they must be making this fried rice, like you said....irresistible!!!
I added some Tom Yum paste to similar combo before :D

New Kid on the Blog said...

Fried Rice - my all time favourite!!!

Duckie said...

i love fried rice too!!!

MaryMoh said...

Mmm....I love fried rice. Looks delicious. I love to use French beans or long beans to make fried rice. My mother-in-law thinks it's weird! So I cook when she's not around :P

Dora said...

Have not tried french bean one. Only tried long beans ones. :)

Juliana said...

Yummie fried rice...I love fried rice! Great pictures!

pigpigscorner said...

I love fried rice! It's really very versatile. I like mine with french beans and luncheon meat!

Stella said...

Yum, this sounds simple and delicious. Your photos are excellent too.

bossacafez said...

hi there, discovered your blog thru' daphne. i love your site, homecooked food never looked better and your photos are stunning!

My Little Space said...

My hubby's favourite fried rice, french beans & dried shrimps! My kids favourite is hot dog fried rice! haha... So, what should I cook???

Little Inbox said...

Pam, I always have prawns in my fried rice.

Talita, thanks.

Priya, thank you.

Food Paradise, I see. I seldom use French bean in my cooking as a friend told me that it has lots of pesticides. So, whenever I buy French bean, I must soak in water with few drops of diluted Amway dish washer.

Steven Goh, Japanese bowl? Hehe...

Little Inbox said...

tigerfish, oh ya, I haven't try to fry rice with tom yam paste yet. Next time will try.

New Kid and Duckie, hehe, I see. It's most people's favorite.

MaryMoh, my mom use long bean too.

Dora, give it a try, who knows you'll like it more?

Juliana, thanks for dropping by.

Little Inbox said...

pigpigscorner, sometimes I add sliced sausage, but never use luncheon meat.

Stella, thanks. :)

bossacafez, hi welcome here!

My Little Space, oh no, difficult job for you! :)

daphne said...

I totally understand what u mean but sticking to the same style over and over again. Fried rice to me is like that.. haha. But I like the lighter version too. Giving it a go this Wednesday!

Little Inbox said...

daphne, guess what I made this again on last Friday, but with dark soy sauce. Haha...

noobcook said...

love the "lighter" version and the french beans really add beautiful color to the dish :)

Little Inbox said...

noobcook, i like the color too. :)

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