I enjoy eating Chinese food once in a while and finding an authentic Chinese Food Restaurant is not easy because of where I live. That’s when I rely on my Asian cookbooks to search for and cook a dish that is not too difficult to recreate. But there is always a challenge with that route. The challenge is ingredients. Because again I don’t have a large Asian population around me, many of the ingredients are not accessible. It is time to put on my thinking hat and create a recipe that will satisfy my cravings like this Delicious Fried Rice recipe.
Talking about craving sounds like I am “une petite gourmande.” Oh boy! Not at all! The worst time for having cravings is when I am trying to stick to my healthy eating habits. Those are hard time I tell you! Very hard time!
The best way not to cheat your stomach of a healthy meal is to know how to substitute ingredients. Remember how good Fried Rice taste? Remember how we crave the saltiness of the rice? Better yet, why do we always get hungry a couple of hours after eating Chinese food? I can never understand this.
So I had a craving for Fried Rice and did not want to go to the supermarket to buy all the required ingredients. I put my thinking hat on and made it work. It was good, and I don’t regret spending money. It is such a relief to have all the ingredients on hand when I don’t need to venture out when it is raining outside. I am glad I could update the Delicious Fried Rice recipe from Kylie Kwon, a well-known Australian-Chinese Chef who is one of my favorite chefs. Kylie Kwon “creates mouth-watering dishes out of inspired combinations of Western ingredients and Eastern techniques.” (Heart and Soul)
This Delicious Fried Rice from Kylie Kwon is appetizing. If you don’t have all the ingredients, it is very easy to accomplish a delicious dish as well. For instance, I substituted bacon rashers or Chinese sausage with turkey bacon and Shao Hsing wine with cherry cooking wine. I omitted the red chili because it had no purpose for me and substituted medium-grain white rice with basmati rice. It all worked because I had the other ingredients available. So don’t dismiss a recipe just because you don’t have all the ingredients available. There is always a way to substitute. Visit your pantry and your refrigerator before deciding to take a trip to the supermarket.
Enjoy my updated version of Delicious Fried Rice.
Delicious Fried Rice Recipe updated from Kylie Kwong – Heart and Soul.