CKT fried rice
A unique twist, fried rice cooked using Char Kuay Teow (CKT) ingredientsChris Tham Friday, 20 January 2023 at 2:00:00 pm AEDT 2 min read
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Made fried rice from Char Kuay Teow ingredients (minus chee yau char). I didn’t have any bean sprouts or chives, so substituted with lettuce which I like in fried rice anyway. Verdict: surprisingly tasty.
Recipe for Char Kuay Teow
- Cast iron wok and stirrer
- Gas cooker
I used a pre made sauce called Bang Bang Char Kuay Teow sauce but it is also possible to make your own.
Sauce (balance to taste):
- dark soy sauce
- light soy sauce
- oyster sauce
- kecap manis (or use sugar)
- Cooked rice, cooled - 1 cup
- Chinese sausage (lap cheong) - 2 per serve, sliced
- Fish cake - about 10 thin slices per serve (half a packet)
- Dried prawns, soaked in warm water and then cut into tiny pieces
- garlic - about 1-2 cloves, cut into tiny pieces
- cooking oil - use your judgement, perhaps a few tablespoons
- chilli paste or sambal belachan - 1 tablespoon or according to taste
- iceberg lettuce
- Heat wok on gas cooker.
- Add frying oil.
- When oil is hot, add garlic, dried prawns, lap cheong, fish cake together more or less at the same time.
- Wait for ingredients to be sufficiently cooked (slightly brown), typically after a minute or two. Toss a few times.
- Create space at centre of wok by moving ingredients around wok. Break two eggs and toss contents into centre “hole”. If required, add extra oil.
- Break the yolks and stir eggs slightly - no need to batter or mix well. You don’t want scrambled egg.
- Add salt and pepper to egg.
- Before egg has hardened, fold the other ingredients on top of egg, and stir a few times to blend the egg with the other ingredients.
- Add chilli paste (and extra oil if necessary). Wait till paste softens and breaks, then stir in other ingredients.
- Add rice. Stir a few times until rice breaks into individual grains.
- When the dish looks ready (use your judgement based on what you have eaten that you enjoyed) add CKT sauce, stir a few times until sauce is blended in rice.
- Turn off heat, add lettuce. The remaining heat will slightly soften the lettuce.
- Before the lettuce has cooked completely, remove from wok and plate up.