Here is my recipe for an Indo-Chinese Style Beef or Pork Fried Rice. Here in the US, I normally don’t buy Chinese Beef/Pork Fried Rice since the meat is mostly tough and often not cooked until well-done. In this recipe, I have fried the meat before mixing it with the rice. Alternatively, you can use Stewed Meat.
- Long Grain Rice – 2 cups
- Beef/Pork Sliced into thin strips of 1/4 ” thickness – 1/2 lb or 250 grams
- Eggs – 2
- Diced Onions – 1 small
- Fresh/Frozen Green Peas – 3/4 cup
- Diced Carrots – 3/4 cup
- Finely Chopped Spring Onions – 1/2 cup each (White & Greens separated)
- Tomato – 1 (Alternatively, use 1 tbsp Tomato Ketchup)
- Soy Sauce – 2 tbsp
- Chilly Garlic Sauce – 2 tsp
- Fish Sauce – 1 tbsp
- Black Pepper Powder – 1/2 tsp (Optional)
- Oil/Butter – 4 tbsp
- Water – 3 to 3.5 cups (depending on the Rice used)
For Marinating the Meat
- Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
- Home Made Garam Masala Powder – 1 tsp
- Red Chilly Powder – 2 tsp (Alter according to your Spice Tolerance)
- Meat Masala Powder – 1 tbsp (optional)
- Pepper Powder – 1 tsp
- Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tbsp
- Salt – to taste
- Soak the rice for half an hour. You can skip this step of you are in a hurry.
- Wash the rice and allow the water to drain completely.
- Meanwhile, wash the meat thoroughly and drain all water. Cut it into thin strips.
- Marinate the meat with all the above ingredients and keep it aside for 10-15 minutes.
- If using frozen peas, defrost in a microwave. Chop all the vegetables and keep aside.
- Heat oil in a non stick frying pan and shallow fry the meat until browned on both sides. You need to fry each side for atleast 5 minutes so that it browns well. Remove the strips and drain onto paper towels.
- Heat 2 tbsp oil/butter in a wide non-stick pan and add the well-drained rice.
- Stir fry the rice until it begins to change color lightly.
- Add 3 to 3.5 cups of water to the pan along with salt to taste. Increase heat, cover and bring to a rolling boil.
- Reduce heat to low and cook covered for 8-10 minutes until all water has been absorbed by the rice.
- Remove the pan from stove top. Open the pan and fluff the rice with a fork. Spread it on a baking tray or pan and allow the rice to cool.
- Meanwhile lightly shred the fried meat using a food processor. You can pulse it once or twice. Be careful, that the meat doesn’t get minced or powdered.
- Heat 2 tbsp oil in another non-stick pan or wok. Throw in the diced onions and whites of spring onions. Saute on high heat for 2 minutes.
- Add the carrots and stir fry for 3-4 minutes.
- Throw in the green peas and tomatoes. Saute for a few minutes
- Add the shredded meat to the pan and saute for a minute. Push the vegetables and meat to the edges of the pan or wok.
- Beat the eggs and add it to the center of the pan. When it begins to set, scramble it well.
- Reduce heat to medium-low and add 2 tsp Chilly Garlic Sauce, 2 tbsp Soy Sauce and 1 tbsp Fish Sauce. Mix everything and stir fry for a minute.
- Switch off the heat and slowly add rice to the pan. Mix everything carefully or else the rice may break. Sprinkle pepper powder if needed. Do a taste test and add more Soy Sauce if needed.
- Garnish with spring onion greens. Serve with any side dish like Chilly Chicken.
Will try this with chicken / mutton.. Looks so yummy dear!!!
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Thanks for the tip Nazreena.
Good recipe, tried it out today and it came out really well… I try a different recipe of urs everyday and I am so impressed! Keep up the good work!
I made this for dinner and it came out well. Made slight modifications like skipping Fish Sauce. thank you so much..