Ginger has such wonderful health properties. I can't emphasize enough. It can soothe a sore throat, helps in controlling flatulence ( gassy stomach), reduce inflammation in your intestines, boosts your immunity.... and so on...
Instead of my usual use of garlic in fried rice, I thought I should try ginger to find out how it turns out....
It turned out pretty well, I must say. The green chilli sauce as a side added oomph!!
Ingredients for Fried Rice ( serves 4)
1.5 cups Jasmine Rice cooked with Vegetable Stock for extra flavor and cooled. ( See Note)
2 tbsps good quality veg oil
1 large yellow onion sliced
4 inch ginger, pounded
1/2 green chilli ( optional if you prefer less spicy)
2 tbsps Sambal Oelek / chilli paste - again adjust according to your chilli preference (See Note)
1 tbsp mushroom seasoning
1 firm tofu cut into big cubes
20 Snap peas cut into two
2 small carrots sliced
Light soy sauce
Chopped scallions for garnish
Ingredients for Green chili sauce
2 Small green/ red chillies - sliced thinly
2 tbsps light soy sauce
Method for Fried Rice
Heat a pot and add in the oil. When it is warm enough, add the sliced onions and fry for 2 mins.
Add in the pounded ginger and chilli and fry further for another 2 mins.
Sambal oelek and mushroom seasoning will follow next. Fry for 2-3 mins.
Add in the vegs and tofu and let the seasonings coat these ingredients. Let it simmer till the vegs are cooked.
Put the cooked rice and soy sauce in now.
Taste the fried rice for seasonings and adjust accordingly.
Serve warm garnished with scallions accompanied by the chilli sauce on the side for extra heat.
For the green chilli sauce, combine both in a small bowl.
Recipe for the Vegetable Stock and Sambal Oelek can be found under Basics in Categories
Mushroom Seasoning and Sambal Oelek can be found in any Asian Stores.