Chinese food,  Main dishes

The perfect fried rice, with vegan ‘egg’ mixture!

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Every Chinese food post should at least have 1 basic fried rice recipe included. It is a staple food in China, especially in the South of China. So I have adjusted this popular dish to create the best vegan fried rice for all fried rice lovers. As well the non-vegan ones will love this.

Fried rice can be found all over S-E Asia. But it origins can only be traced back to China. It was developed during the Sui Dynasty.

The dish is as divers as your imagination goes. It is a typical home dish made from all the leftovers. So there is not one original fried rice variation. But having said that, in our westernized Chinese cuisine the basic recipe would be similar as you find in this post.

A good fried rice

The key of making a good fried rice dish is the preparation of the ingredients, and the heat of your wok (or pan)

You should have all ingredients ready to go before you start heating the wok. Once the wok is hot you add cold oil, and the ingredients that will need longest to cook. Only once your ingredients start becoming tender, you can add the garlic. If you do this to soon the garlic will burn.

Sometimes a little extra oil is required before you add the rice, keep on moving the wok so it doesn’t stick. Add the soy and sesame just before it is ready. Spring onions and herbs should be added at the end. As like the vegan ‘egg’ mixture.

About the vegan ‘egg’ mixture

Personally I prefer this vegan scrambled ‘egg’ mixture over the use of scrambled tofu. But of course if you are a tofu fan, go for the tofu.

When you make this chickpea flour ‘egg’ mixture, it will become like a sort of a sticky, gooey mass. That’s okay. After you leave it to cool down, you can easily break up this mixture with a spatula, and it will become the perfect fake scrambled eggs. Just use a good non-stick pan. And stir the mixture so it cooks evenly.

This vegan fried rice recipe is part of my series; ‘Travels of taste‘. We use our taste buds to travel the world and discover the use of our senses and imaginations to meet other cultures through food. Check out my full China ‘travels of taste’ post; >>> China, It’s all about FOOD!

Serve straight away. Fried rice is best when it is just freshly made.

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