Imagine sitting down to a delicious plate of combination fried rice – rice cooked to perfection with a medley of fresh vegetables and succulent proteins, infused with the salty tang of soy sauce and garnished with green onions. The combination of shrimp, chicken, and beef mixed with hearty vegetables and fluffy rice make this dish an irresistible classic. It’s no wonder it’s a favorite among those who love the flavors of the orient.
I am excited to share with you my recipe for combination fried rice that is easy to make and perfect for bringing home-cooked deliciousness to your dinner table. With simple and accessible ingredients, this recipe will be your go-to for a weekly meal while still feeling like you’re dining out.
Whether you’re craving something spicy or looking for something Thai-inspired, this combination fried rice recipe meets everything you hope for in a fried rice dish. So why not create your own house special fried rice at home by following these easy steps? Get ready to surprise yourself and impress your dinner guests!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
I have whipped up the most delicious combination fried rice recipe that will make you fall in love with it. One bite of this fantastic dish, and you’ll be transported to a world of flavors that will leave your taste buds wanting more.
Are you tired of eating the same boring meals every week? Well, then it’s time to add some excitement to your weekly food menu. My combination fried rice recipe is the perfect way to switch things up and add a Thai flair to your meal.
Using simple ingredients like green onion, soy sauce, shrimp, bell pepper, garlic clove, eggs and cooked rice this recipe transforms into an authentic and easy-to-make house special fried rice. The secret ingredient? A touch of spicy thai flavor that makes all the difference.
But what really sets this combination fried rice apart from other rice recipes is the versatility of ingredients. You can swap out shrimp for chicken or beef, and add in some frozen veggies or even mix-ins like char siu pork. The possibilities are endless with this easy, yet scrumptious recipe.
Not only is this dish bursting with tasty flavors, but it’s also a great way to use up any leftover white or brown rice from previous meals. Plus, it comes together quickly in one large frying pan or wok making clean-up a breeze.
So why wait? Add some excitement to your weekly meal routine with this fantastic combination fried rice recipe. Your taste buds will thank you!
For the Rice:
- 4 cups cooked long-grained white rice or jasmine rice
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil, divided
For the Mix-ins:
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 cup diced onion
- 1 cup diced bell pepper
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 2 oz char siu (Chinese BBQ pork), diced (optional)
- ½ cup shrimp, peeled and deveined (optional)
- ½ cup chopped cooked chicken (optional)
- ½ cup frozen peas and carrots (optional)
- 2 green onions, thinly sliced
For the Sauce:
- 3 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
Note: The beauty of this recipe is that you can customize it using ingredients you have on hand. The combination stir-fried rice works well with any kind of meat and veggies you have in your fridge.
The Recipe How-To
Combination Fried Rice Recipe
This recipe can be customized with your choice of mix-ins, but for the authentic combination fried rice experience, we’ll be using shrimp, chicken, and veggies. With a little bit of prep work ahead of time, this recipe comes together quickly and easily.
– Cooked rice (2 cups, preferably long-grained white or jasmine rice)
– Vegetable oil (3 tablespoons, divided 2 tbsp & 1 tbsp)
– Large eggs (2, lightly beaten)
– Garlic clove (1, minced)
– Medium shrimp (4 oz, peeled and deveined)
– Diced onion (1/2 cup)
– Diced bell pepper (1 cup)
– Optional: Char siu (2 oz, chopped)
– Cooked combination of beef, chicken or shrimp and veggies soy sauce (4 cups cooked)
Note: If you’re short on prep time, you can use frozen vegetables.
Begin by heating 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a large frying pan or wok over medium-high heat. Add the beaten eggs and scrambled until cooked through. Remove eggs from pan and set aside.
In the same pan, add a swirl of vegetable oil and add garlic. Sauté for about 30 seconds before adding shrimp. Cook until the shrimp turn pink; remove from the pan and set aside separately from the eggs.
Add another tablespoon of vegetable oil in the now-empty pan then sauté onions until golden brown before adding diced peppers. Fry until all contents are cooked then remove and set aside.
Add remaining vegetable oil to wok before blending grounded meat to create a stir-fry texture.
Stir in soy sauce to cover ingredients; then bring in the cooked chicken-shrimp mixture along with rice.
Stir fry rice and sauce together over medium-high heat until thoroughly mixed.
Gently stir-in the vegetables mixture followed by eggs reaching all ingredients consistency.
Enjoy your homemade combination fried rice!
Substitutions and Variations
As a culinary explorer, I know that you may want to switch things up and experiment with different ingredients to suit your taste buds or dietary restrictions. Here are some substitutions and variations you can try:
– Protein: Instead of shrimp, you can use diced chicken breast or tofu. For a more decadent combination fried rice, try mixing shrimp, chicken, and beef. If you’re vegetarian, opt for tempeh or seitan.
– Vegetables: Feel free to swap out the bell pepper for other colorful vegetables like diced carrots, broccoli florets, or frozen peas. You can also add some thinly sliced cabbage for extra crunchiness.
– Rice: While cooked long-grain white rice is the traditional base for fried rice, you can use brown rice or even jasmine rice for a nuttier flavor profile. If you’re watching your carbs and calories, try using cauliflower rice instead.
– Condiments: If you prefer a spicier kick, add some Thai chili paste or red pepper flakes to the mix. You can also use oyster sauce or hoisin sauce instead of soy sauce for a sweeter taste.
– “House Special” twist: To make this recipe an even more special house specialty, try adding chopped Char Siu pork (roasted pork belly) for a sweet and savory flavor boost.
Remember that cooking is all about having fun and creating your own unique dishes. Don’t be afraid to get creative with your combinations!
Serving and Pairing
It’s time to get creative with your serving ideas for the combination fried rice recipe! It is a versatile dish that can be enjoyed alone or paired with other dishes. The flavorful aroma of the fried rice will make your mouth water even before you take the first bite.
One option is to serve it as a main dish accompanied with some steamed or grilled vegetables such as bok choy, broccoli, or snow peas. Additionally, it pairs well with chicken, beef, or seafood dishes that have a mild flavor profile so as not to clash with the strong umami and salty flavors of the fried rice.
Another idea is to serve it as an appetizer alongside some crispy spring rolls or vegetable dumplings. The combination of the crispy textures complemented by the savory flavor of the rice will make for an excellent start to any meal.
For those who love the heat, add some spicy Thai chili sauce to the top of each serving to give it an extra kick of deliciousness. You could also pair this authentic and easy-to-make Asian cuisine with a side salad topped with spicy ginger dressing for an added refreshing contrast.
No matter how you choose to enjoy your combination fried rice, be sure to savor each bite and appreciate all of its secrets ingredients coming together in your palate.
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
I know that sometimes, cooking meals can be quite stressful, especially when you don’t have enough time on your hands. That’s why I’ve got you covered with tips on how to make the combination fried rice recipe ahead of time.
To make-ahead, prepare the fried rice as you usually would and let it cool down completely before transferring it to an airtight container. You can store it in the refrigerator for up to three days, or in the freezer for up to a month.
When it comes to reheating, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. If you’re reheating from frozen, allow the rice to thaw completely in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.
To reheat, simply pop the rice into a microwave-safe bowl and microwave it for about 2-3 minutes, or until heated through. Alternatively, heat a little bit of vegetable oil in a frying pan or wok over medium-high heat, add your refrigerated rice and stir-fry for three to five minutes until piping hot.
It’s important to note that reheating rice improperly can cause food poisoning due to bacterial growth. To prevent this, make sure that you cool down cooked rice quickly before storing it and avoid leaving it out at room temperature for more than two hours.
In conclusion, making the combination fried rice recipe ahead of time is definitely possible with some careful planning. With these tips on hand, you’ll have some great options on how to store and reheat this delicious meal so that you can enjoy it anytime without any stress or worries.
Tips for Perfect Results
To ensure the perfect combination fried rice recipe, pay close attention to these tips.
Firstly, use cooked rice that has been refrigerated for at least one day. This helps to reduce moisture and prevents the rice grains from becoming clumpy when stir-frying. If you don’t have any leftover rice, you can cook a fresh batch and spread it out on a tray to cool down quickly in the refrigerator.
Secondly, use a wok or large frying pan to cook the rice with plenty of space for the ingredients to move around while stir-frying. This ensures even cooking and distributes the seasoning evenly throughout the dish.
Thirdly, be sure to have all your ingredients prepped and ready before starting to cook. Combination fried rice is a quick-cooking dish, and once you start cooking, things move fast.
Fourthly, using high heat is crucial when cooking this dish. You want to achieve a little char on the rice grains to give this dish an authentic and smoky flavor.
Additionally, don’t skimp on seasoning. Use enough soy sauce as called for in the recipe, or else your fried rice mixture will be bland.
Finally, add the eggs at just the right time. Once your mix-ins are cooked through (shrimp or chicken being especially important), let those aromatics shine with some soy sauce and garlic in veggie oil divided into two batches. You don’t want them overcooked since they’re destined to get tossed around with everything else.
Follow these tips, and you will end up with delicious combination fried rice every time!
As culinary explorer, I understand that when it comes to cooking, you may have a lot of questions. That is why I have prepared a set of frequently asked questions to address any concerns you might have with this combination fried rice recipe. Whether you are wondering about possible substitutions or variations, serving suggestions, storage and reheating methods, or anything in between, these FAQs have got you covered. So let’s dive into them and ensure that all your queries are thoroughly satisfied!
What is the best combination for fried rice?
I have been tasked with sharing some delicious Asian-inspired recipes that are perfect for cooking with an air fryer. These recipes include frozen potstickers and egg rolls, crispy salt and pepper tofu, Chinese broccoli, garlicky bok choy, sweet and sticky tofu, and sweet chili edamame. Let’s dive into the instructions, tips, and recommendations for these amazing dishes.
What is combination fried rice made of?
In this recipe, I will guide you on how to create a mouth-watering fusion of crispy white rice, savory meat (beef, chicken, or shrimp), sautéed vegetables, and flavorful soy sauce. This dish is perfect for those who want to add a unique twist to their usual rice and meat recipe. So, let’s get started and satisfy our cravings with this delicious rice dish!
What is the difference between special fried rice and combination fried rice?
While both fried rice and special fried rice are delicious Chinese dishes, the primary difference between them is the addition of extra ingredients like onions, prawns, and chicken in the latter. While fried rice usually consists of ham, egg, peas, and corn, special fried rice takes it up a notch by including more scrumptious ingredients.
What is the secret ingredient to restaurant fried rice?
When it comes to making delicious fried rice, there is a secret ingredient that I swear by: butter. It may sound simple or even surprising, but I have found that using butter in my fried rice recipe has significantly elevated its flavor profile. In fact, butter is a commonly used ingredient in hibachi restaurants for their fried rice. Since I started using butter in my recipe, the rice has become more flavorful and even browns better. It’s a game changer! If you haven’t tried using butter in your fried rice recipe, I highly recommend giving it a try.
In conclusion, combination fried rice is an easy, authentic, and flavorful dish that can be made with a variety of mix-ins and ingredients. This recipe is perfect for those looking to spice up their weekly food routine or impress dinner guests with a house special fried rice. By using the tips and recommendations provided in this article, you’ll be able to create the perfect combination stir-fried rice dish every time. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different meats, vegetables, and sauces to find your favorite flavor combinations. So, what are you waiting for? Put on your apron, grab your wok, and get cooking! You won’t regret it.
Combination Fried Rice Recipe
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/2 cup diced onion
- 1/2 cup diced bell pepper
- 1 cup chopped cooked meat, poultry or 1 cup shrimp
- 1/2 cup frozen peas
- 3 cups cooked rice
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon packaged asian chili-garlic sauce (Sriracha)
- sliced green onion (to garnish)
- Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat 1 to 2 minutes; add eggs and gently stir 1 minute or until softly scrambled. Remove eggs from skillet; chop.
- Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in skillet; add onion, garlic and bell pepper and stir-fry 3 minutes. Add chopped cooked meat and peas; stir-fry 2 minutes. Add rice, soy sauce and chili-garlic sauce; stir-fry 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Stir in eggs. Garnish with green onions.
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