سوهانا (greenmandarin) wrote in vegancooking,
سوهانا
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Fried Rice and Peanut Sauce

Sadly I've discovered that the key ingredient to get the "restaurant" fried rice is generally fish sauce. :(  This is about as close as I can get to the taste I desire:
(if you've seen my recipes before you know I suck at measurements)
Fried Rice:
Leftover Rice- let's say 2 1/2 cups (this is key kinda, it keeps it from getting sticky and mushy) at least leftover one night.
Dark Soy Sauce-no measurement on this I just shake it on until it tastes right to me (to replace for the fish sauce)
Crushed Garlic- about 2-3 tsp (or to taste)
Crushed Ginger- a little less than the garlic (or to taste)
Red Curry Paste- about 1-2 tsp (depending on your taste for the hotness) (and before we the food police on "red curry paste isn't vegan!!"...you can get vegan red curry paste, you might not be able to get it where you live :( but it's out there)
*If you can't get the above mentioned paste you can skip it or use chilies, red chili powder, etc to get some hot in to it)

Heat your wok and pour some oil around the edge so it's nice and coated, dump in your ginger, garlic, and paste.  If you wanted peas, carrots, oinions or corn added in now would be the time to add them and let them cook a bit...  Stir.  Add rice and soy sauce, stir.  Adjust other flavors as needed, if you can find it Garlic Sauce tastes pretty awesome on it too.  (I never had this until I left the US tho :P)


I also made some stirfry (big ol' bag of frozen veggies) and peanut sauce.  I saw a few peanut sauce recipes...but here's another
3tbs crunchy PB
2(?) tbs Soy Sauce
about 1 tbs sugar
a little ginger and garlic and some red curry paste (if you want)
Hot Sesame Oil is good in this if you have it (just a shake or 2)
Hot Water 1/4? cup...depending on the balancing of the soy Sauce and the sugar

Mix and add to stir fry...also tastes great on salads.
Tags: condiments-sauces, ethnic food-chinese-fried rice
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