The Real Fried Rice
When one thinks of fried rice it usually conjures up the thought of an Asian rice side dish with scallions, egg, perhaps some small bits of a meat of some kind and certainly soy sauce. It is quite tasty, but not the kind of fried rice we want to tell you about today.The magazine Real Simple recently had an article about rice and a recipe for what they titled Real Fried Rice. This is simple to make, yummy to eat, and perfect if you are on a gluten free diet. Or if you like a bit of something crunchy, and salty added to some soup or a salad instead of croutons or tortilla strips.
It is easy to make and just right when you want a change of pace or need something gluten free. Give it a try. You can make more than you need and keep it in an airtight container ready for the next time you feel like having a crunchy, salty, yummy addition to whatever it is you are making.
Real Fried Rice
1 1/2 cups cooked rice
oil for frying
1/2 teaspoon salt
Place the rice on a paper towel and allow it to cool and dry out for at least 2 hours. Heat about 1″ of oil in a deep frying pan or Dutch oven and fry the rice in batches of 1/2 cup at a time, until the rice is slightly puffed and golden brown.
Remove it from the oil with a fine mesh strainer. Sprinkle with salt and allow the rice to cool. Use immediately or store in an airtight container.