Kitchen Tips: How To Make Restaurant-Style Fried Rice

If we start to mention delicious dishes one can make with leftovers, we can't fail to mention fried rice. One of the favourite Chinese dishes, fried rice is made with leftover rice, some chopped veggies and minimal seasoning. If you ask me, I can’t imagine dining in a Chinese restaurant without savouring a bowl of fried rice along with a Chinese gravy. There is something about the just-done rice along with the crunchy vegetables that never fails to tug at my heartstrings. An authentic Chinese dish, fried rice dates back to 600 A.D. Originated in the Sui dynasty in China, fried rice was first developed in Yangzhou in the Jiangsu province. Fulfilling the nutritional needs by providing the body with essential carbohydrates through rice, fried rice is not only delicious but healthy too. However, making fried rice isn’t as fun as savouring it. Sometimes it turns out to be soggy and wet while the other times it turns out to be overseasoned due to the addition of sauces. But don’t you worry as we have got you covered with some handy tips to nail making restaurant-style fried rice at home. Try them out to relish a perfect bowl of fried rice at home.

1. Always use long-grained Basmati rice. Don’t forget to use leftovers as leftover rice grains are relatively dry that reduces the chances of getting a wet and gloppy dish. 

2. Try using a wok or a saute pan for frying with minimal fat. 

3. Do not fry but saute the veggies on high heat for 2-3 minutes. Do not stir the vegetables but flip them as stirring them will lead to retaining the moisture which will make the veggies soggy instead of crunchy. 

4. Use minimal seasonings like salt and pepper to retain the authentic taste of the dish.

5. Finish off the dish by garnishing it with spring onions for elevated taste and aroma. 

We hope these tips will help you have an authentic bowl of fried rice the next time you crave a Chinese course.