I had always wanted to make something with wild rice, but never did so until today. I was curious with its texture and taste. Unfortunately I think the wild rice being sold in German supermarkets are not pure wild rice but a mixture of long-grain rice and wild rice. This mixture does nevertheless make nice colour-combo.
I have been bentoing too much the last few weeks, that's why today I decided to make a normal meal, it did save me time in the kitchen too :).
I bought a jar of XO sauce a few months ago but it was mainly left in the fridge because I didn't really know what to do with it. I can be an impulsive buyer, that's why I have a lot of things in the fridge which finally go bad. This doesn't impress my husband at all because he is by nature a very organised person - I am the messy one at home, haha ;). This fried wild rice recipe was actually made mainly to clean up my fridge. It was nevertheless very very tasty and is worth a try!
Ingredients - serves 3 - 4
- 2 cups cooked wild rice
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 Spanish onion, sliced
- 3 seeded bird's eye chillies, sliced thinly
- 100 grams shrimps
- 100 grams cuttlefish
- 4-5 fish balls, sliced thinly
- 1 Chinese sausage, sliced thinly
- 2 tablespoons fish sauce
- 3 tablespoons XO sauce
- 3 tablespoons oyster sauce
- 1 cup green onions, sliced thinly
- Heat up your wok to high. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil.
- Add minced garlic, chilli slices, Chinese sausage, fish balls, cuttlefish and shrimps and fry until the garlic and seafood are slightly charred.
- Add Spanish onion and fish sauce. Stir fry for 1 minute.
- Quickly add the wild rice, XO sauce and oyster sauce. Stir fry for another 1 minute.
- Add green onions before serving and mix well.
- Serve your fried wild rice with scrambled egg, vegetables and fruit of your choice.
The peppers and cucumbers look quite big in this photo, but actually they're mini peppers and cucumbers, just about 8 cm long! I bought them because I thought they would look good in bento boxes ;).
By the way, I would also like to say thank you to Krisi for giving me the Golden Bento-Blog Award below :D). She is a student in Germany who loves Japan, cooking and dogs. Her aim is to collect as many bento blogs as possible in her site, so that it would be easier for her and other people to visit bento related blogs. Ganz herzlichen Dank, Krisi :D)!!