Pretty Fly Fried Rice

The first thing to explain about this dish is the name.  Mostly, I just wanted to amuse myself by imagining people getting their tongue around it.  But it could also have something to do with the fact that I was inexplicably humming Weird Al’s “Pretty Fly for A Rabbi” while I was making it. So the name stuck, and it just seemed to fit!

This is a very tasty fried rice that has little chopping of ingredients so its also fast to make, once you’ve cooked the rice that is.  The minced chicken and Thai flavours give it a bit of a larb vibe.

You could cut a corner while you’re buying the ingredients and pick up some steamed rice from an Asian takeaway.

This will make enough for two, with leftovers.

  • 1 cup uncooked jasmine rice
  • 300 grams chicken mince
  • canola oil
  • sesame oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 lime or lemon
  • tamari
  • 1/2 red onion, cut into a few sections
  • 3 spring onions, cut into a few sections
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • about a teaspoon of fresh grated ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered coriander
  • 1 kaffir lime leaf
  • 1 green chilli – deseeded if you don’t like it too hot
  • leaves of a small bunch of coriander, washed

Cook the rice in a rice cooker or to whatever method you use.  Put all the ingredients from the 1/2 red onion to the end of the ingredient list in a food processor, and process until it is chunky and grainy.

Heat some canola oil – about 2 tablespoons – and a dash of sesame oil in a wok, and add the mixture from the food processor, stirring and cooking for about a minute so the fragrant aromas are released.  Add the minced chicken and cook, stirring until the chicken is cooked through.

While the chicken is cooking, heat some canola oil in a non stick fry pan and crack the eggs into it.  Cover, and fry over medium heat until cooked to your liking.

Back to the wok: when the chicken is cooked stir the steamed rice through (you probably won’t need all of it) and add a dash of tamari.  Stir through over heat until the rice is coated with the mixture.

Serve the rice in bowls with some extra chopped coriander, the fried egg on top, and some lime or lemon wedges.

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3 thoughts on “Pretty Fly Fried Rice

  1. Junes July 22, 2011 at 9:37 pm Reply

    Have just cooked this dish for dinner tonight, again. And it never gets old! Works every time, and the egg and lime just tips the dish off.

  2. Junes July 22, 2011 at 9:38 pm Reply

    Have just cooked this dish for dinner tonight, again. And it never gets old! Works every time, and the egg and lime just tops the dish off.

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