Special vegetarian fried rice

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Cook the rice ahead of time, allow it to cool, then spread out on a tray lined with plastic film. Refrigerate overnight if you have time — the drier the rice, the better the fried rice.

Special vegetarian fried rice
Photo: Marina Oliphant

Ingredients

  • 6 shiitake mushrooms
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely grated
  • 2cm knob ginger, finely grated
  • 1 red chilli, finely sliced
  • 100g bean shoots, rinsed
  • 550g cooked rice (from 250g raw)
  • 2 tbsp green (spring) onions,chopped
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce or tamari
  • Sea salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp sugar200g snow peas, trimmed
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 100g salted cashews

Method

Soak mushrooms in hotwater for one hour, then strain.Discard stems and chop finely.

To cook omelet, heat one tablespoon of oil in the wok, add eggs, swirling the panwell, and allow to cook until set. Remove, roll tightly and cut across into short strips. Heat remaining oil in a wok or frying pan. Add garlic, ginger, chilli, mushrooms and bean shoots and sprinkle in the rice, breaking up any clumps. Tosswell over high heat. Add omelet, green onions, soy sauce, salt, pepper and sugar, tossing well until hot.

Cook snow peas in simmering salted water for one minute, then drain and toss in sesame oil. Scatter snowpeas over fried rice and top with cashews.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Despite the preparation time it is a good way of using left over rice. Not for vegans with egg but in keeping with a basic fried rice. 3 eggs in the omelet is a good way to boost the protein. A tip. If you pour the beaten egg into hot oil in the wok you get a light fluffy omelet, don't overcook it. Another tip is to use another beaten egg mixed through the rice just before it is finished cooking. Gives enhanced flavour and you can leave out the soy sauce. I only use light soy and sparingly as salt shouldn't be overdone. And if you want to stray from the vegetarian theme a little char siu and maybe shredded chicken from last nights roast chook.

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