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The Best Way to Make Chinese Shrimp Chicken Fried Rice
Fried rice is a delicious Chinese dish that can be served with shrimp, chicken, pork, beef, as well as some types of vegetables.
It is an ideal dish for lovers of Chinese food and with little time to cook, as it cooks very quickly.
In general, this recipe can be made with white or brown rice if you like, but what you can not miss is the soy sauce. It's also a good idea to include Chinese roots, lots of vegetables, and a little ginger for an authentic Asian food flavor.
Next, we will explain how to make this recipe in a simple way, and we offer some recommendations and tips to make it perfect.
Shrimp fried rice ingredients
Olive oil, necessary quantity.
A cup or large glass of rice.
Two cups or glasses of water.
Half a kilo of large shrimp (preferably tiger shrimp)
A chicken breast.
One pound bag of chopped frozen vegetables. (You can also use peas, herbs, chili peppers, chopped onions, chives, carrots, bell peppers, parsley, and corn kernels.)
Soy sauce, amount needed.
Two centimeters of ginger root.
Oyster sauce to taste.
4 to 5 garlic cloves, thinly sliced.
Preparation of fried rice with shrimp and chicken
Note: Due to the length of the recipe, we will divide the process into several parts.
In a pot or rice cooker, pour a little oil, place the pot over medium heat and wait for it to heat up. Later, add the rice and sauté a little to prevent it from sticking. We will let it fry for 3 minutes.
Add two cups of water. Remember that for a glass or cup of rice, it will be two of water. We continue stirring, cover and wait for it to cook for 20 minutes.
Ideally, the rice should be loose, so if it has been a bit lumpy, it will not work for this recipe.
Remove the rice from the heat, wait for it to cool down and place it in the refrigerator covered until you are going to use it. Ideally, you should use it after 24 hours of cooking.
Preparation of the eggs
In a skillet, add enough olive oil and place it on the stove over medium heat.
Beat the six eggs in a bowl, beat them and add to the pan.
With a spoon, stir the eggs while they cook.
Let the eggs cook for a couple of minutes, then remove from the heat and reserve.
Preparation of chicken and shrimp
In another pan, pour a little olive oil to taste and place on the stove over medium heat.
Wait for the oil in the pan to heat up, and add the chicken breast previously washed and cut into small pieces.
Stir or sauté the chicken pieces until you notice that they are golden brown. This usually takes no more than 5 to 6 minutes.
Add the sliced garlic and let it sauté for a few minutes.
Add the grated ginger and mix to give the chicken its flavor.
Next, add the rest of the vegetables and aromatic herbs previously washed and cut into fine pieces. Sauté, mixing well and let them cook for at least two more minutes.
Remove from heat and reserve.
Wash the shrimp, remove the shells and the central vein. Cut half of the shrimp into small pieces and leave the other half whole.
Place a new pan with olive oil on the fire and put the shrimp in it and let them cook for at least 2 or 3 minutes.
Remove from heat and reserve.
Fry the rice and add and add the ingredients
Gather all the ingredients that we had reserved.
In a skillet, add olive oil to taste and place on the stove over medium heat.
Let the oil heat up and add the rice, letting it sauté for a couple of minutes while we continue sautéing.
Add the chicken with the vegetables, followed by the shrimp and stir to combine.
Next, add the eggs and a little more chives and chopped parsley and continue mixing.
Also add the previously reserved shrimp and continue stirring.
Add the amount you consider necessary of soy sauce and oyster sauce, spreading over the entire surface and mix well with the help of a spoon.
Keep cooking and stirring well for a couple of minutes and remove from heat.
Let it cool slightly and serve the fried rice portions.
Recommendations and tips for a perfect fried rice
The best way to peel the ginger is using a spoon or teaspoon and scrape the peel with it.
It is better to divide the white part from the green part. The white part will be used for the initial stir-fry with the vegetables and the green part will be used for the final stir-fry with the rice and vegetables.
If you like, you can use smoked bacon, pork chop or ham to make the chicken stir-fry, as this helps to provide an authentic Asian flavor.
A good option is to add chopped cabbage, as it also helps provide the texture and flavor of Chinese cuisine.
It is vital that the rice remains loose, otherwise the recipe will not turn out well. Therefore, be very careful when preparing it.
If you like, add Chinese sprouts for an authentic Chinese touch.
It is preferable to use Chinese and dark soy sauce to make this recipe. If you do use it, avoid using too much, as it is very thick and salty.
Try the seasoning of the fried rice once you add the soy sauce and oysters, as they are very salty. Also, avoid using too much.
Fried rice with shrimp and chicken is a delicious and very simple recipe to prepare, since it only takes 15 to 20 minutes to prepare. Therefore, it can be a good option for when there is leftover rice and there is not much time to make lunch.
That is why we recommend you try this recipe at home and surprise your family or friends. It is also recommended that you share the recipe on your social networks with your friends.