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Need help with fried rice: How do I keep it from being soggy?
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Posted to Thread #29726 at 9:24 am on Jul 3, 2017
I'm happpy (oh...extra P must mean very happy) with the taste and everything is going along fine, but when I add the liquid flavorings at the end, the whole batch softens.
These are my steps. Can you see where I'm going wrong?
Briefly cook two scrambled eggs and roll out of the wok while still slightly damp. It finishes cooking on the plate and then is chopped and added at the end.
Turn burner to high and saute fresh diced onion, red pepper & carrot until soft.
Add minced gingerroot and garlic, saute for 30 more seconds.
Add in diced leftover meat (yesterday it was lemongrass chicken) and COLD cooked rice. Saute until hot.
Add flavorings (adapted from NYTimes)
3 TBL Shouxing rice wine
2 TBL soy sauce
1 tsp toasted sesame oil
1 tsp chili/garlic sauce.
Add fresh cilantro and diced cooked eggs.
Top with chopped peanuts.
It's very tasty, but I'm just not happy with the texture.
Thanks for your help.
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Other messages in this thread:
- 29726. Need help with fried rice: How do I keep it from being soggy? - MarilynFL - 9:24am on 07/03/17 (8)
- As I read other recipes (including NYT) the rice is supposed to absorb the flavors. Is your rice a - Charley - 9:34am on 07/03/17
- I toss the rice with a wooden spatula or my metal wok implement over high heat until... - Michael in Phoenix - 10:19am on 07/03/17
- Ha! I had the same problem. Solved it by buying the rice at a local Chinese restaurant - CynUpstateNY - 11:23am on 07/03/17
- As in all recipes there is more than one way to proceed - CathyZ from Kauai - 11:41am on 07/03/17
- Thanks all. Rice was from Chinese restaurant and cold. I'll try your suggestions [NT] - MarilynFL - 6:24pm on 07/03/17
- Marilyn, have you seen this article from Serious Eats? Perhaps there's more to it. [NT] [LINK] - Traca - 7:08pm on 07/05/17
- My 2 cents' worth: First start with a cast iron frying pan, the biggest you have. . . - mistral - 7:24pm on 07/05/17
- ...and even more good suggestions. I will nail this yet. Thanks, T & m. [NT] - MarilynFL - 7:20pm on 07/06/17