The end product is an enticing combination of textures, colours, and flavours.
|Coconut fried rice|
1 cup of rice
1 cup of water
1 cup of coconut milk
½ cup of canola or vegetable oil
1/2 -1 Tablespoon soy sauce
1/2-1 Tablespoon oyster sauce
2 eggs lightly beaten
½ small onion sliced
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 cup peas and carrots
½ tablespoon chicken bouillon powder
¼-½ teaspoon of curry powder
2-3 tablespoon of water or chicken stock optional
Salt and pepper to taste
Place rice in a saucepan with water, rinse and sieve out water. Add coconut milk, water and salt. Place the saucepan over high heat and, bring to a boil.
Stir saucepan then bring to a simmer- heat level should be very low cover the saucepan tightly with the lid. Continue cooking for about 15-18 minutes.
Remove sauce from the heat and let it cool, covered. Fluff with fork
Break up the clumpy rice before starting.
Heat a large wok or skillet on medium-high heat with about a tablespoon of canola or vegetable oil.
Add the rice stir vigorously for about 2-3 minutes adding soy sauce, oyster sauce and a tablespoon or more of water or chicken/beef stock as it is needed to moistened rice. Set aside. Quickly wipe the wok or skillet with a clean paper towel or cloth.
Next, add a tablespoon of oil, let it heat up, then add the eggs and quickly stir to break the eggs apart. Remove and add to the rice.
Continue with the stir-frying by adding a tablespoon of oil into the wok, followed by onions, peas, carrots, minced garlic, curry powder, and chicken bouillon powder. Stir until fragrant for about 2 minutes.
Finally return the combination of rice, and eggs, to the wok. Stir until everything has been fully combined. Adjust seasoning salt, pepper if necessary.