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  • Hey Food Tubers, we're The Dumpling Sisters and today we're doing special fried rice.

  • Now this one is a real takeaway classic but it's also actually really easy to do at home.

  • And to make it extra special, just for you, we're gonna show you how to make it three

  • ways; the classic, topped with a delicious soy sauce fried egg and a fiery curry version.

  • To make the most amazing fried rice at home we always follow three rules of thumb; the

  • first one is to use overnight rice which means rice that you've cooked the day before. This

  • gives the rice a chance to dry out a bit so it's ready to absorb all those beautiful flavours

  • we'll add to it later. If you don't have time for this, all you need to do is let your rice

  • cool on a tray, being sure to break it up into little pieces, then leave it in the freezer

  • for half an hour. Rule number two is three veg and three meat so today we're going to

  • use some plump and juicy baby peas, we've got some carrot and of course, as always,

  • some spring onion. Then for the meats we're going to use tiny shrimp, some chicken that's

  • left over from yesterday's lunch and then some lovely homemade Char Sui pork, or roast

  • pork. Now if you want a great recipe for that just check out our website. The third and

  • final rule of thumb is size and colour. For size, this means chopping everything up small

  • and cubish because we want a bit of all the ingredients in every single mouthful. And

  • for a beautiful and vibrant dish go for contrasting and bright colours. Now it doesn't matter

  • what kind of fried rice we're doing we always start by cooking up some egg. For this recipe

  • we're using three eggs with a dash of salt and a little bit of oil. Give it a good beat

  • to get some air in there so we end up with nice and fluffy eggs. With your wok on medium

  • heat, pop in a wee bit of oil then straight in with your eggs. Let it sit on the bottom

  • for about ten or so seconds then gently move the egg around the bottom of the wok.

  • Then take it off when it's partially set because the egg will keep cooking and we're gonna

  • pop it back in the rice at the end. This way the egg is really nice and fluffy. And now

  • for the veg. Just give your wok a little bit of oil again then first of all goes in the

  • carrots. Just a splash of water, lid goes on top and this will steam up and go all soft.

  • So all the water has gone from the carrots and now we just need to add the peas. Give

  • it a quick toss through and take it off the heat.

  • We've done the veg and now for the meat.

  • So once again a little bit of oil. Now the key to stir-frying any kind is just to add

  • the oil in gradually, you don't wanna dump it in all at once and to make our meats extra

  • flavourful we're gonna add some garlic and ginger. So let that garlic and ginger brown

  • off really slightly then add in your three meats.

  • Now the awesome thing about special

  • fried rice is that you can put whatever you like in it. For example, as alternative meats

  • we sometimes like to put in some nice salty pancetta fried off or even some lap cheong,

  • which is Chinese sausage. Now it's a little bit like chorizo but instead of being spicy

  • it's a little bit sweet. Give that a go if you want. When the mix starts to blister around

  • the edges a little bit it's time to add in your rice. Use your spatula to break up any large lumps.

  • Then add in a little bit more oil to help with the tossing before popping

  • in the seasonings; 1/2 a teaspoon of light soy sauce, 1/4 of a teaspoon of salt, 1/2

  • a tablespoon of sugar and an 1/8 teaspoon of white pepper. Grab another spatula to help

  • you along; the easiest way is to use the folding action just as you would with a cake batter.

  • Return the eggs and veg back to the wok, breaking up the eggs as you do so.

  • Then add in a splash of water.

  • This will ensure that not only is your rice nice and fluffy but it'll also be

  • tender and soft. The spring onions go on last to keep their crunch. So there we have it,

  • straight up special fried rice.

  • Now special fried rice is already very delicious on its

  • own but we're gonna make it even better with a variation we call Tim's fried egg. When

  • Amy's housemate Tim is feeling peckish he'll fire up a pan with a dash of oil, crack in an egg

  • and when the whites have just started to set, drizzle about one teaspoon of light

  • soy sauce around the edges. It'll caramelise and turn all crispy. It is a perfect extra

  • slipped on top of special fried rice. And as if that isn't already looking tasty enough

  • we're gonna add a little secret ingredient - fried shallots.

  • The last variation is one of our childhood favourites and it reminds us of the curried rice balls that mum and

  • dad used to make us when we were little. So to transform this into a curried fried rice

  • just add one and a 1/2 teaspoons of curry powder. Watch the rice turn a delicious golden

  • colour. Add another splash of water because the curry powder will dry the rice out a bit

  • and this will soften it again. And there you have it; the classic special fried rice, Tim's

  • fried egg variation and our childhood favourite, curry fried rice. If you want more recipes

  • just like this be sure to subscribe to Food Tube and The Dumpling Sisters too, we'd love

  • to have you. So that's it guys, special fried rice done Dumpling Sisters style; three ways.

  • So I can't wait to tuck into this, I might start with the classic. And I'm gonna go for

  • the curry. Mmmm, I always take too big a spoonful. And the curry one is exactly like I remember

  • from childhood; really warming on the throat. This is the thing about special fried rice,

  • you do get a little bit of everything. You do get everything, yeah. It's perfect. Yum.

  • Ok, thanks so much for watching guys and we'll catch you next time. Bye. Bye. Please subscribe

  • to Food Tube for more great recipes and check out the description box below for details

  • on this recipe. And do let us know what other Chinese or Asian dishes you would like us

  • to make. See you next time.

Hey Food Tubers, we're The Dumpling Sisters and today we're doing special fried rice.

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