Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Sweet Corn Fried Rice

Being a fanatic meat lover, I love my everything...meaty.

As in..."spaghetti bolognaise with more ground beef than pasta" or "can't see any lettuce in my chicken caesar salad as they are all covered with chicken pieces" or "BBQ pork rice with an extra side order of....another serving of BBQ pork". HAHA. Surely, you got the drift...and I surely love laughing at my own not-so-funny lame "jokes".

However, sous chef's health condition slapped this meat lover right on the flabby 'n chubby cheek. I need to reduce my overwhelming consumption of red meat (goodbye, Ms. can-eat-more-than-four-pieces-chicken-in-one-seating) and add more vegetables in his my our diet.

Thus, instead of chicken+bacon+sausages+mince meat fried rice, I made this...
Sweet Corn Fried Rice

While it may not be the healthiest option, but it is must better than my normal more-meat-than-rice variations.

- 3/4 cup of corn kernels, drained (if you have any leftover from a can, use it for another dish/add them into a soup)
- 1 cup rice, cooked, refrigerated overnight (I use a mix of short grain pearl rice and brown rice, they are wonderfully chewy and they separate themselves well, perfect for fried rice)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced finely
- 1 clove of shallot, sliced thinly
- a stalk of spring onion, chopped
- teeny tiny bit of olive oil, salt, black pepper, sugar

I used my new non stick, no chemical coating pan to minimise the use of oil (I added less than 1 tbsp olive oil, maybe just a teaspoon, simply to bring the fragrance and flavors of my aromatics). Saute garlic and shallot, add corn kernels, cook until some of them turned golden brown, add rice, mix well, add spring onion, mix well, season with salt, black pepper and sugar.

There will be a day when I cook fried rice with more veggie than rice...don't hold your breath though ^_^


Angela said...

hmmm...jadi laperrr...haha

Ben said...

Very good choice! I understand your pain. I used to eat so much meat before, too. But we'd do anything for health and beauty, right?

Jessica said...

Fried rice is such a staple dish in my house. My sister actually always adds corn to her fried rice!

Screamin' Mama said...

Your fried rice looks delicious. I was just thinking about adding shallots to my fried rice. It just makes it so much more tasty.

EatTravelEat said...

Looks so delicious and appetizing :). I like corn a lot in fried rice. Probably influenced by one restaurant that I went to. Now I half a package of frozen corn in every fried rice I make...always looks like there is way too much corn and not enough of rice!

Cynthia said...

Hi Sweetie, checking in to say hello and sorry for not visiting recently. Love this fried rice, so simple yet delicious.