Fried Rice: 50 Ways to Stir Up the World's Favorite Grain

Fried Rice: 50 Ways to Stir Up the World's Favorite Grain

by Danielle Centoni


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Infinitely customizable, cheap to make, and downright delicious, it's no wonder fried rice is one of the world's most popular comfort foods. These 50 delicious recipes draw inspiration from all over the globe, and they'll expand your fried rice repertoire well beyond the usual Chinese takeout staple.

In addition to standards like spicy-funky Indonesian Fried Rice and classic Chinese Fried Rice with BBQ Pork, you'll find inventive takes on worldly flavors. Think Fried Cauliflower Rice with Turkey Kofta, Mint, and Feta from the Middle East, and Huevos Rancheros Fried Rice from Latin America. These satisfying dishes reveal just how versatile fried rice can be, and most use pantry staples or whatever you have in the fridge. Others, such as Duck Confit Fried Rice with Fennel, Mustard Greens, and Pickled Raisins, elevate the humble dish into entertaining-worthy territory, proving there's no limit to this globe-trotting grain.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781632172297
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
Publication date: 08/13/2019
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 780,463
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Danielle Centoni is a James Beard Award-winning food editor and writer. She was the food editor for the Oakland Tribune before moving to Portland where she covered food for The Oregonian. She was also the senior editor for Imbibe magazine and editor of Eater Portland. She develops recipes for brands and national publications including Weber, Better Homes and Gardens, and is a regular freelance writer for The KitchnRachael Ray Every Day magazine, EatingWell, and Bon Appetit. She is the coauthor of Mother's Best: Comfort Food That Takes You Home Again (Taunton, 2009); The Sugar Cube: 50 Deliciously Twisted Treats from the Sweetest Little Food Cart on the Planet (Chronicle, 2012); and the author of Portland Cooks: Recipes from the City's Best Restaurants and Bars (Figure 1, 2017).

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Tips, Tricks, and Techniques 11

Building Blocks And Garnishes

Steamed White Rice 37

Steamed Brown Rice 38

Kombu Dashi Rice 39

Lapsang Souchong Rice 40

Lemon Rice 42

Buttermilk Rice 42

Coconut Rice 43

Tomato Rice 44

Puffed Rice 47

Crispy Soy-Glazed Bonito Flakes (Okaka) 48

Japanese Soy-Preserved Kombu (Kombu Tsukudani) 49

Duck Leg Confit 49

Preserved Lemons 51

Middle Eastern Spice Mix 52

Shatta Sauce 52

Asian Inspiration

Classic Chinese Fried Rice with BBQ Pork 57

Spicy Fried Rice with Chinese Broccoli, Ground Pork, and Szechuan Chili Oil 58

Japanese Chahan with Shrimp, Dashi Rice, and Kombu Tsukudani 60

Smoky Lapsang Souchong Fried Rice with Duck Breast and Hoisin Sauce 62

Vietnamese Pho Fried Rice with Beef, Cilantro, and Bean Sprouts 64

Vietnamese Pork Meatball Banh Mi Fried Rice 67

Pad Thai Fried Rice with Shrimp and Spinach 69

Nam Khao Tod with Pork Larb 72

Thai Fried Coconut Rice with Pork Satay and Spinach 75

Burmese Fried Rice with Chicken, Herbs, and Crispy Shallots 78

Nasi Goreng (Indonesian Fried Rice) 80

Korean Kimchi and Bulgogi Fried Rice 82

Filipino Fried Rice (Sinangag) with Adobo Chicken 84

Flavors Of India, Africa, And The Middle East

Vagharelo Bhaat (Gujarati Fried Rice) with Chicken and Cilantro Yogurt 89

Chitranna (Indian Lemon Rice) with Curry Leaves and Cashews 91

Jollof Fried Rice with Chakalaka 93

Mujadara Fried Rice 95

Fried Cauliflower Rice with Turkey Kofta, Mint, and Feta 99

Moroccan Fried Rice with Chicken, Saffron, and Figs 100

Fried Rice with Halloumi, Pickled Onions, and Zhug 103

Lubia Polow (Persian Green Bean Rice with Beef) 106

Gruising Through Europe And The Mediterranean

Leek and Wild Mushroom Fried Rice 112

Salmon and Asparagus Fried Rice with Lemon and Fresh Dill 115

Hungarian Goulash Fried Rice with Paprika, Caraway, and Cabbage 116

Polish Fried Rice with Kielbasa and Cabbage 118

Duck Confit Fried Rice with Fennel, Mustard Greens, and Pickled Currants 120

Delicata and Kale Fried Rice with Rosemary, Agrodolce Raisins, and Parmesan 123

Carbonara Fried Rice 125

Shrimp "Scampi" Fried Rice with Spinach 126

Pancetta and Porcini Fried Risotto Balls (Arancini) with Fontina 128

Tuna Puttanesca Fried Rice 131

Paella Croquettes with Aioli 133

Grilled Greek Spanakorizo with Souvlaki Chicken 137

Classics of The Americas

Huevos Rancheros Fried Rice 143

Chorizo and Egg Fried Rice with Radishes and Avocado 145

New Mexican Chili Fried Rice with Queso and Pork 146

Buttermilk Buffalo Chicken Fried Rice 149

Cajun BBQ Shrimp Fried Rice 151

BBQ Fried Rice with Soy Curls and Spicy Slaw 152

Cheeseburger Fried Rice 155

Taco Salad Fried Rice 157

Ham and Cheese Fried Rice with Basil Pesto 158

Hawaiian Spam and Pineapple Fried Rice 161

Garlicky Bacon, Egg, and Avocado Fried Rice 163

Rainbow Veggie Fried Rice with Tofu 165

Bacon, Corn, and Crab Fried Rice with Sweet Peppers 168

A Sweet Finish

Puffed-Rice PB & J Bars 172

Brown-Butter Apple and Cinnamon Fried Rice with Candied Nuts 174

New Orleans Calas with Spiced Sugar 175

Horchata Crepes with Bananas and Rum 177

Deep-Fried Rice Pudding 180

Acknowledgments 183

Index 184

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