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Japanese garlic fried rice

Eat right - Part 3.

Ingredients (serves 4):
3 tbsp canola oil
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
6 bowls cooked Japanese (short-grain) rice
1 tsp granulated chicken stock
2 tbsp light soya sauce
A handful of dried nori seaweed, sliced
A handful of bonito flakes

1. Heat the wok until smoking hot. Add the oil and heat until it shimmers. Fry the garlic until fragrant. Then add the rice and stock powder and toss well.
2. Add the soya sauce and mix vigorously until the rice grains are coated evenly.
3. Remove from heat. Sprinkle with seaweed and bonito flakes and serve hot.

Freshly cooked rice becomes sticky when fried. Instead, use leftover rice or three parts uncooked rice to four parts water to cook Japanese rice for frying.

Recipe source: Simply Her magazine (Jan 2009)

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