19 Aug '11, 4am

ieat Video Blog: How to get Wok Hei in your Fried Rice: I had the opportunity to meet up with Chef Vincent Theon...

I had the opportunity to meet up with Chef Vincent Theong of Orchard Cafe who gave me a few pointers on how to fry rice so that you have that Wok Hei fragrance. Now, I know that most people don't have such a big fire at home, but the few tips he gave about frying rice are still very helpful. Tips on Frying Rice 1. Always use rice that has been cooked and cooled down. Rice that is refrigerated overnight is even better. The reason for using cooled down rice is so that the rice grain will retain its shape when frying rather than getting all mushed up. When rice is cooked, the starch inside the rice grain absorbs water and swells up. When it cools down, the starch chains reorganize themselves into a more complex network resulting in a rice grain that is firmer than when it is first cooked and this is ideal for frying as you want to be able to get the flavours and oil coats eac...

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