I was thinking about this last night while I was making this fried rice for dinner. Since we frequently have leftover rice in the fridge we make fried rice often. Our favourite is fried rice for breakfast on Saturday or Sunday morning.
My (West Indian) mother taught me to make this salt cod fried rice with scallions. I top it with cucumbers and tomatoes.
- 3-4 cups of day old cooked rice
- 0.5lb salt cod bits, soaked and flaked
- 1 large cooking onion, chopped
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 5 scallions, chopped
- a couple tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 tomatoes, chopped
- 1 English cucumber, chopped
Set a heavy pot over high heat with a tablespoon of vegetable oil. When the pot is screaming hot, add the egg and cook. Remove the egg to a plate and roughly chop. Add another tablespoon of oil to the pot. Add the salt cod and fry for a minute or two. Add the onion and cook until softened. Turn the heat down to medium and add the rice. Stir everything together to incorporate. Remove the pot from the heat and add the chopped scallions and egg.
Top with the tomato and cucumber salad and serve.
This fried rice is so simple to make and for me is the ultimate comfort food! I use either Jasmine or Basmati rice, although I find the best flavour is achieved with the Jasmine rice.
Can anyone else share a fried rice recipe with me?