Filipino- Style Yang Chow Fried Rice
Yang Chow Fried Rice is Chinese-style fried rice dish. Like the sinangag, or Filipino-style fried rice, the recipe requires leftover rice because newly-cooked rice gets too sticky when stir-fried.
There are a lot of versions of this recipe since you can add almost any of your favorite vegetable in it. But what makes Yang Chow stand out from other fried rice dish is the use of Chinese barbecued pork that gives its special sweet flavor. In the Philippines, we call the Chinese barbecued pork asado. Asado is also used as a filling for siopao, a popular pork bun.
Other common ingredients of Yang Chow include green peas, eggs, and spring onions. That’s why my nanay’s version of sinangag reminds me of Yang Chow because she also like to put green peas and shrimps in her recipe. My version of Yang Chow is a little simpler but still as delicious, at least that’s what my husband tells me! Try out this recipe and let me know what you think.
6 cups rice, refrigerated overnight
1 cup Asado (sweet barbecued pork), chopped into bite-size pieces
1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons salt
3/4 cup green peas
1/4 cup green onion, chopped
2 pieces raw eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon ginger, minced
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
3 tablespoons cooking oil
In a wok, heat cooking oil and sauté garlic and ginger.
Pour the beaten egg mixture and cook.
When the egg is cooked, cut into small strips and add the rice. Stir well.
Add the soy sauce, sugar, and salt.
Add asado and cook for 3 minutes, continuously mixing it with the rice.
Add green peas and cook for another 3 minutes.
Add green onions and cook for another 3 minutes. Mix it well with the other ingredients.
Transfer into serving plate and you’re done! Enjoy Yang Chow Fried Rice!
Tita Kathy’s tip:
If you like to try a version of Yang Chow Fried Rice in the UK called special fried rice, just add small pieces of cooked chicken in your recipe. How did you find today’s recipe? Do you have