Golden Fried Rice
新年快乐，好运旺旺来。Happy Chinese New Year :) This golden fried rice (黄金炒饭) has a vibrantly auspicious ‘golden’ hue signifying riches and prosperity. The bright yellow is 100% natural and solely from egg yolks.
Leftover Egg White Idea:
I was making steamed prawns with egg whites (pictured above) and knew that the leftover egg yolks will come in handy to make this “golden” fried rice, especially now that we are in the midst of CNY.
I used roast pork (bought from the Chinese roast meat stall) as the main protein for the fried rice. You can use other protein such as chicken, tofu or prawn if you don’t eat pork.
Add egg yolk, 1 at a time to mix in a bowl of cooked white or brown rice. Note: I used brown rice here which did not dull the brillant yellow hue of the fried rice.
Use enough egg yolks to fully coat the rice grains in a yellow hue. You may need 4-6 egg yolks for 300g cooked rice, depending on the size of the eggs.
In a wok pan, stir-fry shallots, garlic and diced roast pork until aromatic.
Add in the coated cooked rice, diced carrots, corn nibblets and seasoning. Stir-fry on high heat until the egg is cooked.