Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Chef Tsai's Perfect Fried Rice

In my interview with Chef Ming Tsai of Blue Ginger, he shared a favorite family recipe: his version of fried rice. I later discovered a great video of him whipping up the rice in minutes on How2Heroes. This recipe appealed to me for many reasons. First, as Chef Tsai noted, it was so quick, so easy, so healthy, so inexpensive and it relies on ingredients that are easy to have. I made it even easier by putting shredded carrots and making rice the night before.  The other great benefit of this dish is it is free of common allergens-dairy, soy, wheat, fish, shellfish and nuts.  So often fried rice is made with soy sauce, eggs and nuts, yet my sons are allergic to nuts and eggs.

What I didn't expect, honestly, was that it would be so delicious. I love soy sauce, so I will confess I added a bit of soy and sesame oil on top, but it was much lighter than other fried rice dishes I have had. And, best of all-my 1 1/2 year old loved it. My finicky toddler even ate the carrots, broccoli and tofu that I grilled on the Foreman grill. 

For the recipe, just click HERE. I left out the scallions and used less garlic, which made it even easier.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for following How2Heroes Shelley!! I urge you to check out the site for exciting Valentine's day recipe ideas! http://how2heroes/videos/valentines-day