It has been a tough week for me dealing with a sick cat. I’m sure it is tougher for him since he is the one suffering physically. I really wish I could do something to help. I didn’t really feel like making anything fancy for dinner. I found some leftover rice, some roast pork and some shrimp. Hm.. I could make Yeung Chow Fried Rice. That would be yummy. Yeung Chow is probably the name of some place in China. Ya, my Chinese geography is pretty bad. Anyway, the basic ingredients for the dish are roast pork and shrimp. If you have these two, you are good to go. I made Yeung Chow Fried Rice for a gathering at work once. I got some boneless spareribs from a Chinese take-out place and used that instead of the roast pork. They tasted very similar. My ex-boss was asking me for recipe, so I knew it tasted good. hehehhehe… I put some carrots to add a bit of veggie there. Usually, you’ll find small peas in most of the fried rice dishes including this one. But I really don’t like peas at all. I usually picked all of them out whenever I had fried rice. My friends teased me said I acted like a kid. LOL. Anyway, within 20 mins, I finished making the dish. I also made some pan fried dumplings to go along with it. It was a simple and satisfying meal.
Ingredients (Serves 2):
- Leftover cooked rice, about 2 cups
- Shrimp, ½ pound
- Roast pork, 1/3 pound
- Onion, ½
- Carrot, 2 sticks (Optional. I put it in. You don’t have to)
- Peas, ½ cup (I didn’t put them in, but they usually appear in any fried rice dish)
- Egg, 1
- Scallion, 2 stalks
- Garlic, 1 clove
- Ginger, 3 slices
- Water, 2 Tbsp
- Chinese cooking wine, 1 tsp
- Oyster sauce, 1 tsp
- Salt, a dash
- White pepper, a dash
- Finely chopped garlic and ginger, put it aside.
- Cut onion and carrots into small dices. Put it aside
- Cut scallion into small pieces, put it aside
- Cut roast pork into small dices. Put it aside.
- Cut shrimp into smaller pieces. I cut each shrimp into 3 pieces. You can keep it as a whole instead if you prefer. Put it aside.
- Use a large non-stick frying pan, spray a little bit of oil. Use high heat. Put garlic, ginger, onion and carrots and peas into the pan. Let it cook for 2 mins.
- Add roast pork. Stir it well for a minute.
- Add rice. Mix the rice well. Add 1 teaspoon of cooking wine. Depends on how dried the rice is, add 2 tablespoons of water to the pan. Stir well. Let it cook for 2 minutes or so.
- Add shrimp to the rice. Stir well and let it cook until it is no longer translucent.
- Dig a whole in the middle of the pan. Put the egg in the middle and don’t touch it and let it cook for 20 seconds. Then slowly fold the rice in with the egg. Mix it well. Let it cook for a minute.
- Add a dash of salt and white pepper and oyster sauce for taste. If the rice is still too dry, add another tablespoon of water. Mix it well. Turn off the heat.
- Add scallion. Mix it well. Serve hot.