Fried rice has had a long and illustrious history, although the precise origin is lost to history. It’s thought that it was created during the Sui dynasty (A.D. 589–618), in Yangzhou, Jiangsu province’s city of Yangzhou.
Fried rice is one of those great dishes that are perfect for BBQs. It’s easy to make and can be tailored to whatever you have on hand.
The most important component of fried rice is to use previously prepared rice. Rice that has been stored for longer periods of time is drier, lowering the chance of having a wet and glue-like meal. Day-old rice may be used; however, two or three days’ old rice is preferable. Before cooking, tap the grains between your fingers to remove any clumps.
Here are some tips for making the best-fried rice.
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Blackstone Grill Charming Chicken Fried Rice
- 1 Blackstone Grill
- 2-3 chicken breasts
- 4-6 cups jasmine rice
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 1 cup mixed veggies
- 2 eggs
- soy sauce
- sesame oil
- salt & pepper
- parsley or shallots
- sesame seeds
- Dice the chicken and brown it on an oiled Blackstone griddle, taking care to ensure that it is hot.
- Brown the chicken, then add soy sauce and sesame oil. Season with salt and pepper and turn the chicken frequently. After it's cooked, move to one side of the griddle to keep warm.
- Add oil to griddle and add vegetables. Drizzle with soy sauce and cook until vegetables are tender. Move off to the side of grill.
- Combine soy sauce, garlic, and sesame oil in a mixing dish. Add the cold rice to the hot griddle and mix in soy sauce, garlic, and sesame oil until well combined. After it's heated through, move it off to the side.
- Place the griddle over medium-high heat and crack two eggs into it. Combine all ingredients until smooth. Soy sauce, salt, and pepper to taste.
- Remove from the heat and serve over rice or with chips