Sunday, 12 July 2009

Egg fried rice with Szechuan Chicken

Preperation time: 15 min | Cooking time: 10 min

Fried rice is a prominent Chinese dish that has gone through a lot of innovations as it moved to other parts of the world. For instance, the fried rice from a chinese restaurant in India would be indianised and so forth. In this recipe I've used basmati rice instead of small grain rice or jasmine rice which they use.

Cooked rice-1cups
Chopped carrots-1tbsp
Chopped mixed bell peppers(capsicum)-2tbsp
Chopped spring onions-2tbsp
Chopped garlic-1tsp
Soya sauce-1tsp
Oyster sauce-1/2tsp
Salt & pepper as per taste.

Take a wok, add oil and on high flame, add chopped garlic and the vegetables and saute for 5 minutes. Scramble the eggs and add it to this mixture. Mix them well. Season it with salt and pepper. Now add the rice and the sauces, mix it well on a high flame until the rice is hot. Sprinkle the spring onions in the end. Serve hot because fried rice is best eaten that way.

Note: It is always better to use cold rice.

Preperation time: 10 min | Cooking time: 40 min

Szechuan Chicken Ingredients
Chicken breasts(small peices)-500gms
Ginger-garlic paste-1/2tsp
Chopped ginger-2tsp
Chopped garlic-1tsp
Chilli flakes-1tsp
Soya Sauce-3tbsp
Chilli sauce-1tbsp
Tomato ketchup-1tbsp
Spring onions for garnishing
Corn flour-2tbsp
Salt to taste

Take a bowl, add the ginger-garlic paste, salt & pepper powder, a tbsp of soya sauce and a egg. Mix well and marinate the chicken in this for about 3 hours. Deep fry the chicken until cooked. Keep it aside.

Heat oil in a pan, add chopped ginger, garlic and onions(thinly sliced) and saute for about 2 minutes. Add chilli flakes and chopped tomatoes, saute for 5 minutes. Now add all the sauces and cook until it is well blend. Add the fried chicken to this and mix well. At this stage you can garnish with spring onions and relish it as dry Szechuan chicken or mix a tbsp of corn flour in a cup of water and add to the chicken mixture to get a thick gravy. The consistency can be adjusted as per individual taste.


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