Welcome to day 2 of my first series – Cooking Dinner for 21 Days! I will be filming what I made for dinner on TikTok, showing you some of my go-to dinner meals. These will be recipes that I create as I go since I love creating new “recipes,” Since working from home, nothing makes me more excited than a delicious home-cooked meal after a long day.
Today I am making Din Tai Fung inspired shrimp fried rice, one of my all-time favorites! One of the reasons why Din Tai Fung’s fried rice is so popular because it is so simple. No overpowering seasonings but just a solid good bowl of fried rice that I promise you will fall in love with and add this to your weekly dinner.
In Taiwan, a good bowl of fried is described as “粒粒分明,” and that means that every single grain of rice is visibly separated and coated in oil. The key to making sure the fried rice is “粒粒分明” is making sure you are using COLD COOKED RICE. To make your life a lot easier, make sure you separate the rice as much as you can before you start frying it.
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3 cups of Cold Cooked Rice
1 lb of Shrimp
3 tbsp of Sugar
1 tbsp Chinese Cooking Wine
1 tsp of White Pepper
Four stalks Green Onion – chopped up and separated by whites & greens
1 tbsp of Chicken Powder
1 tsp of Salt
- Marinate the shrimp with 1 tbsp of sugar, white pepper, and Chinese cooking wine. Set aside for 10 minutes
- In a large pan, add in oil (4tbsp) and turn the heat to medium-high. Pan-fry the shrimp till cooked and set aside. Now add the eggs and scramble till cooked. Once the eggs are cooked, push the eggs to the side and drizzle in more oil.
- Add in the white part of the green onion and sauté together with the egg. After 1-2 minutes, add in the rice and sauté together and making sure that there is no rice clumped together, and everything is separated.
- Now season the rice with chicken powder, salt, and sugar. Sauté together for 2-3 minutes and add in the shrimp. Sauté for another 1-2 minutes and finally add in the green onion. Sauté for another 2 minutes making sure that every single grain of rice is separated but coated with oil and seasoning.
This makes a great side dish or main dish. Don’t worry if you have any leftovers. I will be making something with the leftover fried rice tomorrow! STAYED TUNED