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Old 04-25-2018, 03:02 AM   #1
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ISO help/advice making fried rice

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Hi. I am trying to turn chinees now and would like to make fried rice (Sweet and sour mainly).

What is the best rice to use and why?

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Old 04-25-2018, 04:56 AM   #2
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previously made Jasmine rice that has been dried out some. Because it doesn't get mushy like regular rice, say Uncle Ben's.

Best fried rice I've ever had
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previously made Jasmine rice that has been dried out some. Because it doesn't get mushy like regular rice, say Uncle Ben's.

Best fried rice I've ever had
I use Basmati..it doesn't clump up or get mushy, either. Maybe a lower starch content? ..I like to toss it in a non stick pan also..this prevents further sticking..
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I've used Basmati before too, just tend to keep a bigger bag of Jasmine on hand.
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I cheat. I use the leftover rice from Chinese takeout.
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I cheat. I use the leftover rice from Chinese takeout.
Iíve done that also.
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I use whatever I have on hand, white long grain or short grain. Spread it out on a sheet pan to cool, put it in the refrigerator overnight to dry and keep at a safe temperature. Then I use it the next day.
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Basmati and jasmine Rice’s are both nice, but their unique fragrance can sometimes make for odd tasting fried rice, I’ve found. Any long grain rice will do, though. It’s best if it’s day-old.
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Basmati and jasmine Riceís are both nice, but their unique fragrance can sometimes make for odd tasting fried rice, Iíve found. Any long grain rice will do, though. Itís best if itís day-old.
Yes...and if I don't have yesterday's rice, I will spread newly cooked rice on a sheet pan and allow it to dry..
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Yes...and if I don't have yesterday's rice, I will spread newly cooked rice on a sheet pan and allow it to dry..
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Do this and put the pan in the freezer for a while. That does the trick.
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