Hokkein Fried Rice ~ Fujian/ Fukien Fried Rice

I can’t believe this – I haven’t posted a single fried rice recipe till date and what I am posting is what I have chosen to make from this month’s International Food Challenge! One reason why I never posted fried rice is because I have still not got the trick of it… InShaAllah, hope to learn it soon, till then let’s go to this post… πŸ™‚

 

Our host for the month is Anu and the chosen cuisine was Fijian. Just taking from Anu’s word’s regarding this interesting selection:

Fujian (conventional Fukien) region is a province in southeastern coast of China. Fujian cuisine is also known as Min cuisine and it is one of the eight major cuisines of China. This coastal province of Fujian is famous for its seafood dishes. A famous dish of this region is Fotiaoqiang, usually translated as “Buddha Jumps over the Wall” which contains over 30 ingredients, including shark’s fin, abalone, sea cucumber, dried scallops, duck, chicken breast, mushrooms, pigeon eggs and other ingredients. This dish is so rich and aromatic with complex flavors that the monk jumped over the wall of his wayside inn and abandoned his vegetarian diet just to savor this dish.

 

From the interesting list that she provided, I decided to try this fried rice. Unlike the other fried rices that we are so normally used to, the rice is prepared separately and a gravy is served on top of it. It was a hearty meal at its best, with a mix of seafood, poulty and vegetables. I omitted the shrimps since I am allergic to it, but the oyster sauce did give me some intial troubles, though it didn’t prevent me from enjoying the meal! Off to the way I made it…

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Looking at the pics above, though just very normal, makes me wish I get sunlight so that I don’t have to bang my head to make my pics look decent… sigh… πŸ™‚

 

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Hokkein Fried Rice ~ Fujian/ Fukien Fried Rice

Course Rice
Cuisine Far Eastern
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
Author Rafeeda

Ingredients

  • FOR THE RICE:
  • 2 1/2 cup rice I used basmati
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 4 eggs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • FOR THE GRAVY:
  • 350 gm boneless chicken
  • Salt and pepper for seasoning
  • 1 large carrot chopped
  • 1 tin 285 gm mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 sachet chicken seasoning 2 stock cubes
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tbsp soya sauce
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 large tomato diced
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp white pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp corn flour mixed in a tbsp water

Instructions

  • Cook the rice till el dente and drain. Spread it on a flat surface and allow it to cool completely. Ensure that the rice does not have any lumps.
  • In a wok, heat oil. Break in the eggs, season with salt and pepper. Start scrambling them till the eggs are done.
  • Add the rice in three batches - add 1/3 of the rice and mix on medium heat till combined. Add the next 1/3 of the rice and mix again. Repeat with the final batch. Sprinkle in more salt and pepper as required. Set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Clean the boneless chicken ad pat dry.
  • Chop into large pieces and season well with salt and pepper. Spray some cooking oil in a tray and layer the chicken. Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Chop the chicken into small pieces and set aside.
  • In a saucepan, saute the chopped chicken, carrots and mushrooms on high heat for 2 minutes.
  • Add the seasoning (or stock cube) and water and allow to boil.
  • Now add in the sauces, tomato and sugar and mix well. Allow the mixture to boil again.
  • Finally add the white pepper powder for seasoning. Add salt if required.
  • Add in the corn flour slurry and cook till slightly thickened. Switch off.
  • For serving, spread the rice on your plate or bowl. Top with the gravy generously. Dig in!

Notes

You can cook the rice the previous day. This will ensure that you have separated grains and really cooled rice.
You can use grilled chicken instead of making the chicken fresh.
Add in around 12 large shrimps, nicely cleaned, if you don't have any allergy like I do! Add it at the beginning along with the carrots, mushrooms and chicken.

Join the Conversation

  1. This sounds interesting fried rice…….yummy

    1. Thank you so much Nusrath…

  2. That's an interesting fried rice. looks delicious

    1. Thank you so much Jyothi…

  3. Delicious fried rice πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks a lot Ritu… πŸ™‚

  4. interesting recipe…I am new to this dish

    1. Thanks a lot Amrita…

  5. Hi Rafeeda, your Hokkien fried rice look so appetizing. Delicious recipe. My favorite is also fried rice.

    Have a nice week ahead,regards.
    Amelia

    1. Thank you so much Amelia…

  6. new recipe to me,looks yumm πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Julie… πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks a lot Anu…

  7. this recipe is so new to me, looks delicious

    1. Thank you so much Razina…

  8. Looks colorful and yummy

    1. Thanks a lot Beena…

    1. Thank you so much Remya…

  9. Nice to know you have started to create a fried rice list in your blog,, Hope to see more in nearing future..And this rice turned out very well dear..

    1. Thank you so much Saraswathi…

  10. An interesting recipe…….looks delicious…… πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Remya… πŸ™‚

  11. Interesting recipe Rafee….Great!!!

    1. Thanks a lot Gauri…

  12. I am in love with the look of those button mushrooms I shd start looking for canned one like u said earlier.
    Yummy looking fried rice and very well presented.

    1. Canned is less risky, at least they don't get spoiled! Thank you so much Meena…

  13. Fried rice looks delicious. love to try it.

    1. Thank you so much Swathi…

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