Saturday, October 8, 2016

Simple Fried Rice

Anyone can cook fried rice, but not everyone can cook it well.  I have to admit my fried rice was not very tasty.  I wanted to find out what was wrong with the way I fried my rice.  I noticed that the chef would mix egg yolks with rice before frying them and the reason being egg yolks would absorb moisture from rice.  On top of this, every grain of rice would be covered with egg yolks.  I tried this method and my fried rice was a success.  My rice was not lumpy and every grain of rice was covered with egg yolk.  This recipe I am sharing here is the basic for all fried rice.  You can add other ingredients such as carrot, ham, prawns etc.  You can also do the DTF resturant style by topping it with pork chop. 

Ingredients (Serve 2)
1.  2 bowls of cooked rice
2.  2 egg yolks
3.  2 egg whites
4.  1 cup spring onion
5.  2 tbsp soy sauce (adjust to taste)
6.  pepper and sesame oil

1)  Mix rice with egg yolks.
2)  Heat pan with about 2 tbsp oil.  Pour in egg white and scramble.
3)  Add spring onions and stir fry until fragrant.  Set aside.

4)  Fry rice in the same pan. Do not press rice, simply stir fry rice
5)  Add egg white and spring onion.
6)  Add soy sauce, pepper and sesame oil. 
7)  Serve with fried shallots.

Adding other ingredients
Ingredients have to be cooked before hand.  Add them at step 3.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Banana Chocolate Muffins

Banana chocolate muffins are wonderful for breakfast, tea and maybe midnight snack.  These muffins are moist and not too sweet.  I have added cinnamon in my recipe because I like the taste of cinnamon and cinnamon goes well with bananas.

Ingredients (12 muffins)
1)  210g all purpose flour (about 1 2/3 cup)
2)  2 eggs
3)  100g melted butter
4)  120g sugar
5)  3 ripe bananas
6)  1 tsp baking powder
7)  1/2 tsp baking soda
8)  1/4 tsp salt
9)  1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)
10)  175g chocolate chips (about 1 cup)

Preheat oven : 200 degree celsius
1.  Mash bananas in a large bowl.  It is good to have some chunks of bananas.

Mash bananas

2)  Pour in the melted butter.

Melted butter and mashed bananas

 3)  Add eggs and give it a good whisk.

4)  Add sugar and mix well..

5)  In another bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.  Add the dry ingredients into the bowl of wet ingredients and mix well.

Dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon)

6)  Add 3 tablespoons of flour to the chocolate chips.  This will prevent chocolate chips from sinking to the bottom of the muffins during the process of baking.  Fold in chocolate chips into batter.


6)  Fill muffin liners with batter.  Bake for 18 to 20 minutes in a 200 degree celsius oven.

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